If there’s one thing I love it’s talking about our wedding and married life. When we were planning our wedding, I knew that no matter what we would not go into debt for our wedding. If that meant cutting the budget, food, flowers, then we would do so.
I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw someone I knew from school post that they just got approved for a 20,000 loan for their wedding. It made me wonder how many people do this…
A wedding to me, is about getting married to your best friend and about celebrating with your loved ones. I think that people forget that this one day will only last about five hours and then its done. Of course you want it to be beautiful, but it should be beautiful to you and your spouse. If that means it has to be smaller, or less extravagant in order to fit your budget then you should feel no pressure to go outside of your means to please others.
Once you are married and the wedding is over, you quickly go back to reality and then realize that all that truly matters now is that you’re married to the one that you love. I feel that if we would have taken out a loan for our wedding, I would have knots in my stomach right about now. I have student loans to still pay off, we now have a car loan to pay for each month, and we will eventually want to buy a home.
I’m not saying that this is wrong, I’m just saying that I had no idea that people were doing this in order to make their wedding bigger or better.
How do you feel about loans for weddings? Did you take one out, or know anyone that did? Do you think it’s worth it?