3 Reasons You Should NOT Go Into Debt for Your Wedding

When you first start planning a wedding, you don’t always realize, or understand, all the costs that can be associated with such a large event.  There’s the dress, the venue, the food, music and entertainment, a fancy cake, and the list goes on.  In addition to these fees, there’s taxes, gratuities, postage, and other ad hoc costs that come up along the way.  Many embark on the planning process with a set budget in mind, but it’s so easy to give into elements outside the pre-set budget-buckets once you’ve fallen in love with it.  It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event right?  Well, that’s true...but I’m here to burst your fairytale wedding bubble (just a bit) and let y’all know that there are major pros to limiting your wedding expenditures.

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Courtney David
Why the Heck Are Weddings So Expensive?!

It's a fitting question--for real right?

I mean,come on, how many of you have asked yourself (or others) that question?

Why in the actual f**** are weddings so darn expensive?!


Conventional Answers:

  • Well, you have to feed everyone...and that’s not cheap.

  • You have to find the PERFECT venue and the most PICTURESQUE views - that’s not free you know!

  • It needs to be memorable so EVERYTHING needs to be special.

  • It’s your wedding day--go all out!

While I agree that feeding over 100 people is no small feat, a beautiful wedding setting is key, and your big day should be memorable, I absolutely do NOT believe that you have to spend an arm and a leg making the above concerns come true.

If that’s the case, then why does everything add up so quickly? Let’s start at the beginning.

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Courtney David