- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2010
ok – so as much as the COST of a wedding sucks to think about (especially when there’s other debt to pay off…)
Looking over our budget and what we’ve paid for and what we still HAVE to pay for…I’ve realized that as stressful as it all is – we WILL end up having paid CASH for everything. We’ve already paid off our venue ($7,000) and we’ve made all the down payments to our vendors (videographer, photographer, DJ, cake topper), we bought the rings, I DIY’d the invites, centerpieces and flowers (so far and plan on diy’ng the favors)…
now my mom bought the dress on her Davids Bridal credit card, but she’s paid that off…
and granted it SUCKS to look at the amount of money we’ve spent in the past year (almost $9,000) especially when we DO have some debt we are trying to concentrate on paying off – but I just wanted to say how NICE it is to know that the wedding will not be COSTING us anything after it’s said and done.
Now we will still have to pay for a few things afterwards, such as the videographer and the photographer once the products are ready…but yeah.
I guess I’m just posting this to think out loud and make myself feel better about the cost of our wedding. 😀
I’m not saying anything, really, to anyone who IS paying for things for their wedding on credit – but from someone who HAS CC debt and is trying to NOT accumulate anymore, I’m SO happy my wedding is NOT putting me IN more debt.
And yes – a huge part of me has thought “well that $9,000 you’ve paid so far SHOULD have gone to pay off debt…” and believe me, that thought is constantly in my mind…but I’m also really trying to remind myself “I only live once. If I don’t have the wedding of my dreams, I’ll regret it – and whether you’ve got riches or debt – you can’t take either with you in the end…”
btw, just a side note, we are working with a financial advisor to get all our affairs in order and debt paid off – we have a fabulous plan that is working great – AND being able to have the wedding of our dreams!
ANYWAYS – anyone else paying cash for their wedding?