Sandy Stier and Kris Perry kiss the bride

Since this was such a happy marriage week I thought we’d talk weddings. Was yours fairytale? Or like mine, casual with friends? I found it hard to enjoy it all as it was happening, fretting about all the details. I cannot imagine a full scale Hollywood production with hundreds of guests. But all these years later, I’m sorry I didn’t get an engagement ring – and a good photographer.

For those of you with kids, how are you planning and affording their weddings?

Some of the most indulgent weddings are those on tropical isles or other foreign shores. That’s quite an expense for guests to get there, and a real disruption if it’s scheduled over a holiday, like Christmas or Easter. Let’s get married.