If Megan McArdle can't afford the type of wedding she clearly expects to have, why doesn't she just sell a kidney? It would solve all her problems and be an enormous source of inspiration to others, as well as being her duty. She could buy a pricey DC townhouse. She could have a wedding so special it's covered by The New York Times. It's not like it'll hurt her in the future--her remaining kidney will simply grow to compensate. Why not? If it's good enough for a poor man to pay bills or buy a house, why not Megan McArdle?
As of now she has a wedding in which the band is being replaced by an iPod propped up on a chair. What other sacrifices has she been forced to make? Cut-rate cake? Polyester table linen? Chicken fingers instead of steak? How can this be McArdle's Extra-Special Day of MeMeMe if it has to be done on the cheap?