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Second Thoughts on Lavish Weddings

October 06, 2002

Brides today are sickening and self-centered and only care about showing up people who are supposed to be their friends ("Brides Pay Princely Sum to Be Cinderellas," Oct. 2). I hope Renee Rodriquez and Michael Matthews feel good that part of their $42,000 could have been contributed to a good charity, many of which are in need of donations. What makes the day special is the gift of togetherness, not how much you spend on a cake that assuredly will taste bad and a lame serving dish to add to the 10 never used anyway. For men, a keg of beer and a good football game on TV are all you really need for a good wedding reception.

Jay Ross

Hermosa Beach

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With half of all marriages ending in divorce, and financial problems being at the root of most of those divorces, it seems that spending what would amount to a 15% down payment on the median Southland home for a wedding is completely ludicrous. Too much time, effort and money are going into planning the wedding. How much time, effort and money are going into planning the marriage?

John Atkinson

Westwood

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Anyone notice the (assumedly unintentional) juxtaposition of the Oct. 2 notes about sources for "Enrique's Journey" on A20 with the continuation of the article on outlandish and lavish $40,000 weddings? The portrayal of the haves and have-nots could not have been better planned.

Dale N. Glaser

San Diego

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