Weddings and Money

Q:  Why do we spend big money on weddings? 

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My friend’s daughter is engaged so they’re planning the wedding and everyone is STRESSED!  My friend doesn’t have much money to spend on the wedding but wants to give her a scaled down wedding package.  The basics; a wedding dress under $600, cake for around $200, small rehearsal dinner and so on.  Even the small package is too much for her.

There’s nothing wrong with a nice wedding.  It’s a special occasion and one of huge importance.  It’s this desire to have what we can’t afford that is a problem.  I see my friend who’s already stressed out from constant money problems and now there’s a wedding to pay for on top.  I just learned that there’s such a thing as wedding insurance!  I can’t help but think why do we have expensive weddings that put us in stress hell and financial jail?

My great great grandparents were poor immigrant farmers who came to this country after the Civil War.  They got married by a Justice of the Peace, wore what ever clothes they had, did not have a ring, no cake, no champagne, no rehearsal dinner, no honeymoon and….. they stayed married!

Although, they’re grand children got divorced.