At What Price Would We Sell Our Wedding Date?

There have been huge collection of news articles lately about the popularity of July 7th for weddings this year. Even famous folks like Eva Longoria are planning to get married that day — though, she hasn’t found a location yet and, I’d imagine it’s getting increasingly difficult to find any venue at this point. It’s not too difficult to understand why. The date 07/07/07 has a nice symmetry to it, first of all. Then, of course, for many, 7 is considered a lucky number. Some religious folks believe that 777 is a number representing God. Then there are those who believe that 7 is a lucky number in gambling — and you can see that in slot machines where 7 – 7 – 7 wins you the jackpot.

Of course, for those of you paying attention, you’ll also note that July 7th, 2007 is when I’m getting married as well. Not only that, but we have a pretty damn good location for such a date: Heavenly. If you really think it is a godly number, what better place? Then again, if you’re not so into the Biblical aspect, but more into the gambling aspect, the location still works, given its proximity to Lake Tahoe casinos. Needless to say, we were pretty happy once we realized how cool the date was (and Grier insists that a secondary wonderful aspect of it is that I will never forget my anniversary).

In many of these articles about July 7th wedding days, they talk about desperate brides (it’s always the brides, isn’t it?) who so want that date that they’re willing to pay those who’ve already secured the date. That resulted in a conversation tonight at dinner where we began to wonder at what price would we sell the date (and location… and what the hell, I’d even throw in the cool artwork I made for the Save-the-Date) for our wedding? It would have to be something overwhelming, just to keep my mother from strangling me. So, we figure that it would have to be enough that we could make it up to all the guests who already made plans to travel to the wedding, and then would probably need to buy us a new home as well — given that our current search for home has made us realize how ridiculous home prices are in the Bay Area. Also, if it helps us afford a nicer honeymoon, that wouldn’t hurt either.

So, that probably prices most folks out of the market (though, Ms. Longoria, I imagine it might be well within your budget — so feel free to call). In the meantime, anyone have any suggestions on how much we should sell our wedding date and location for? Sunnia thinks we should put it up on eBay and see what happens.

* PS: If my mom hasn’t yet discovered this blog, I get the feeling she may find out about this post rather quickly. She may require that the amount get bumped up to pay for the hospital stay that would be induced from finding out we were potentially changing the date of the wedding after so much planning.


Photo Dog  on May 15th, 2007

Mike and Sunnia, congratulations.


Attila  on May 17th, 2007

For a moment I thought of a witty joke, something about scarce goods and free market forces and all that, but now it’s gone… See you at the game next weekend!

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