In Defence of Big Weddings—Like This $65,000 One

When Laycee Catalano, 29, and Gavin Hepworth, 30, married in this past May in Toronto, their wedding party had six bridesmaids, six groomsmen, three ring bearers and two flower girls. The hall for their reception had three chandeliers and gold decor. Catalano wore a Pnina Tornai dress she bought at Kleinfeld Canada and the couple’s 269 guests had the choice of two kinds of pasta at the pre-dinner buffet, which was followed by the main meal, a midnight buffet and, of course, drinks. The whole thing rang in at $65,000.

She admits it was a lot of money. In fact, some of her guests weren’t prepared for the grandness of the event.