Saving for a wedding while single

posted 2 years ago in Money
  • poll: How did you pay for your wedding?
    Loans/credit cards : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Cash : (66 votes)
    41 %
    Cash + help from family : (76 votes)
    48 %
    Help from family only : (16 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 46
    Member
    3541 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

    bree90 :  Saving up money is always a good idea, and I see nothing wrong with calling it a wedding account. A lot of my family members believe in the law of attraction and speaking of things as though they are so. It’s funny because in elementary school, we had to write an autobiography and one of my sections included what I wanted for my future. I remember talking about plenty of things, but specifically wanting to be married at 25 and even described the kind of man I wanted, and wouldn’t you know that I did marry that man just after my 25th birthday? I see nothing wrong with setting aside funds for that specific purpose. Of course you can always change your mind and use them for something else, but the point is you’ll still have the funds set aside. 

    Post # 47
    Member
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    bree90 :  every person should do this imo. It’s win win. If marriage doesn’t  come as soon as you thought then you have extra savings. If it does then your financially prepared and can go into marriage debt free

    Post # 48
    Member
    5894 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    bree90 : No, it’s not weird.  This is litterally how people who pay cash for big expenses do it.  You have to look forward in life and think about the expenses that will likely come up and save for them.  For example, you wouldn’t start saving for a car the year you decide you need one, right?  (Well, you would if you’re one of those people who assumes that a car loan is standard.)  You start well before you actually need a new car, and then you pay cash when the time comes.

    Similar idea with a house.  Why not with a wedding?  It’s certainly as expnesive as a car!  

    Post # 49
    Member
    1505 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    I really don’t see the harm, if it is something you truly want. I knew that weddings were expensive, but I’m still blown away by how much ours cost. And it was still ~”average.”

    Post # 50
    Member
    24 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I think it’s a great idea! You most likely will be getting married someday, so saving up is smart. I have an online money market account through emigrantdirect.com and it allows you to create different categories for your savings account. 

    Post # 51
    Member
    572 posts
    Busy bee

    Just set up a normal savings account & don’t tell anyone what it is for. definitely dont tell a potential date. 

    Post # 52
    Member
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee

    Saving is good. I wouldnt tell any future boyfreinds about your secret wedding fund though tbh. xo

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