I’ve been seeing a lot of articles suggesting that couples will higher budget weddings have a higher rate of divorce. Now, I’m not here to argue about statistics and research or whatever. I’m here to talk about why you SHOULD care about your wedding.
I think the first thing to point out is that not always couples and not all weddings are the same. People value different things – that’s why I put together that little guide for you last week on how to establish your priorities. There are some people that have dreamt of their weddings since before they can remember, and some haven’t. The point is – the only thing your wedding should be is a reflection of who YOU are as a couple at this point in your lives.
Let’s get to what IS important though. You. And your spouse. Getting married.
Yes, that’s it.
The rest of it is a CELEBRATION of that commitment, whatever that means to you. If your celebration takes place in a courthouse for less than $150, then good for you! That’s awesome, and I personally know quite a few couples that want the privacy and intimacy of an elopement or civil wedding.
People celebrate in different ways, but don’t feel guilty if you spend upwards of $100,000 on your wedding (and I can’t be sorry for it either – there’s a reason I have a job!). Because your celebration is just as valid as anyone else’s.
I’ve heard from friends that don’t understand the point of having a wedding, and it breaks my heart. It’s just a day, right? Wrong.
Because your wedding is the first day of the rest of your lives. Together.
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