Late last year, I read a post on social media about a bride-to-be’s woes on the costs of “taking things to the next level” — i.e., having a wedding. The woman took to social media to express her surprise (read: frustration) at the cost of reserving a church for a wedding (P35,000), having wedding announcements (P1,000 at most and this varies among different parishes), and behold, the opening of the church doors for the bride to enter and attend her wedding ceremony (another P1,000!). The last one struck a nerve. One thousand pesos. For opening the church doors.