Recently weddings have been popping up, I guess I must be at that age? Although to me it feels like I’m too young to be at that age, so maybe it’s just the start and it’s going to last like 5 years or something. Anyway, not that I’m jumping the gun and announcing a wedding or nothing, but as Ramit pointed out, a wedding can be a large expense and like any large expense it’s better to plan ahead.
Truth be told I kind of resent the expense of a wedding. It’s so not factored in to my retirement plan. But I feel that for the sake of my family and my future self, I’m obligated to have a decent one. At least one where people can come and party.
But first, being invited to weddings has been happening a lot recently. While I feel feelings of joy for my friends, the feelings of joy and excitement are soon eclipsed by a headache of how much it’s going to cost, especially if airfare and hotel are involved on top of the gift. So on the topic of being a guest…
From The Simple Dollar:
- A Wedding Dilemma: I Can’t Afford To Reciprocate!
- The Frugal Wedding Registry: Wedding Gift Ideas To Help Put That Special Couple On A Sound Financial Path
And for planning your own…
From Get Rich Slowly:
- A very interesting discussion, Ask the Readers: How Much Should I Spend on an Engagement Ring?
- Beating the High Cost of Weddings: How We Did It, and How You Can Too
From Make Love, Not Debt:
- Dream Wedding for under $400