Vendor: "so, what is the occasion?"
Me: "oh, just a party with some friends and family"
Vendor: "That sounds nice. How many people do you plan
Me: "uhm... maybe like 100 or so."
Vendor: "... is this for a wedding?"
Me: (dammit!) "... yes."
Now they've got me. They know it's a wedding, so they know the protocol: charge me rediculous amounts of money for what would otherwise be a reasonably-priced item or service. This is a game that's played out over and over across the entire wedding planning process.
Something about that word just makes things go up in
value price. Something about weddings just says "please rip me off."