As spring becomes more than a blip on the horizon, talk of weddings, receptions, and dresses seems to be a big topic of conversation.
Over at LBee and the Moneytree, she had a great post about how much should a wedding dress cost and how much should one spend.
My response was that my dress cost $100. Yup, one hundred smackaroos. And I loved it and felt all princessey and stuff 😉 I’ve mentioned before that I hate spending money on clothes, and my wedding dress was no exception. I wasn’t going to spend an umpteen amount of dollars on a dress that would only be worn once. My dress was beautiful and my husband loved it and his was the only opinion I cared about ♥
Everyone has different dreams and ideas for their big day and that’s fine. I’m not here to say that you shouldn’t buy the $2,500 wedding dress. If that’s what floats your boat, go for it as long as you can afford it!
But it sucks when you see people go broke over paying for a wedding and a reception. If you got married 10 years ago, and you’re still paying off credit cards to finance that wedding…well, that doesn’t make a whole lotta sense.
To me, the big day is about the bride and groom, period. You guys are pledging to spend the rest of your life together and that’s all that matters.
I’ve known people who have been engaged forever, and haven’t set a date yet because they can’t afford a big wedding because they feel they have to invite Aunt Edna, once removed, and their cousins who have cousins, who have kids, who are now married, etc… you get the picture.
If you are planning your wedding, remember to keep everything in perspective! A wedding is just one day, but debt can last forever 😉
Are you planning a wedding? If you are already married, did you have a big wedding?