Post # 1
My girlfriends, mother, and I were talking about when two people should get married especially when it comes to young couples. The main topic of discussion was when a young couple is financially unstable should they they wait to get married to one another. What do you think? Should a couple get married if they are financially unstable?
Post # 3
i can’t speak for anyone else but i know personally, we waited to be financially stable before becoming engaged and planning a wedding. we waited until both of us graduated college and had careers. 🙂
Post # 4
I think it depends. If the couple in question are financially unstable due to a factor that will change, such as both parties being students, I could see getting engaged or eloping as valid options. But if they are unstable because of very poor financial choices that won’t change, then I’d correct those problems first.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Honestly it’s probably not the best of best ideas but there are lots of couples (young and old) who get married when they are less than finanically secure who work out just fine. Really it’s just down to the people involved, money isn’t everything ^^
Post # 6
IMO, there’s probably never going to be a period in most people’s lives where everything is perfect in terms of money…everyone could always use more of it 😉 However, if they’ve both got tons of student loans, no job, no place to live or means to pay rent or a mortgage, then they’re probably better off roughing it out at home with their families for a while longer. There’s got to be a balance where even though it’s not easy peasy to have a nice wedding and get a place, it’s do-able and you’ll be ok.
ETA- I absolutely think both people need to at least be done with their bachelor degrees before getting married…just my 2 cents.
Post # 7
I’ve always felt that you should wait to get married until the last possible point at which you’ll still look good in photos.
Post # 8
When they know they’re going to be together forever AND when they feel ready to. (has to be both).
If they happen to be very low on finances at the time, I think the only mandatory cost is the paperwork, which I believe is not much.
Throwing an expensive party when one cannot afford it is never a good idea, but also not necessary to get married.
Post # 9
@MaidMarian: Exactly this! There is no perfect time, but some times are better than others. 🙂
Post # 10
@likewoah: so… like sometime in our 90s then 🙂
Post # 11
@joya_aspera: In my case, yes. Unfortunately, my fiance’s hair only has a few good months left.
Post # 12
Um, when they are both fully commited, have worked out their issues (how they communicate, how they fight, what their best and worst sides are- and when they can still deal with those things!), and understand one another and know what the other wants and needs and can deal with that.
Of course you don’t have to be financially stable. I think emotional maturity is much more important- and it is good to live on your own for awhile (IMO) and have you own ups and downs and experiences but many people don’t do that first.
Post # 13
For us, we became engaged when we are not financially stable or in any place to pay for a wedding, so we are having a long engagement so that we can eventually pay for the wedding that we want. I don’t think you need to wait to get engaged to have a wedding or to get married until you can pay for it (it certainly helps).
Post # 14
I am from a poor family, FI is from a poor family, and we both have student loans. I don’t think we will every be financially “stable.”
Post # 15
We’re not financially stable, and we don’t care. what’s stopping us from becoming so while we’re married?
Post # 16
I think it all depends on the type of wedding they want to have. If they are planning on having a huge, over the top wedding that will put them into the debt, then no. They should wait. But if they are financially saavy (or willing to take one of those newly wed finance classes to become so) and know how to work within the money they want, than absolutely!