Q: What's the best thing to say to rude people who ask us how much we're spending on the wedding?

A: Listen to a politician being interviewed and you'll see there are numerous ways to avoid answering a question. One of the most effective is to come back with another question. When someone asks, "How much is the dinner going to cost?" respond with a polite "Why do you ask?" Most folks will get the hint and back off, making some excuse about just being curious about how much things cost these days. If that doesn't work, smile sweetly and say, "Our love has no price tag." (Try not to laugh.)

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