Post # 1
Just a question so that I dont drive my SO insane with my “wanting to get married talk.” And it may be a dumb one..but I just want some reassurance….
Im starting to put money away for a wedding that I believe will evetually (hopefully) happen in the next couple of years. My budget plan is about 6-7K with a guest list of around 50-70 people. The thing is..Mr. P hasnt proposed to me and hasnt talked about proposing to me however wedding talk has been passed back and forth. Do you think is silly for me to be saving money for a wedding that isnt official? Am I jinxing myself? And I really dont want to tell him that Im saving for a wedding due to the fact that I dont want to push the issue. Waisting my time??
Personal opinions are greatly appreciated.
Post # 3
I would say saving money is always a good idea so it seems like a good idea to me. Weddings are also ridiculously expensive and it can be hard to stay in budget so every dollar you can save will help.
Post # 4
I don’t think saving money is ever a bad idea. And you don’t have to mention it or say it’s for a wedding.
Bottom line – if you have money to save, do it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ
I pro’ly wouldn’t mention it’s wedding money if you aren’t engaged, but I agree with Firefly that saving is always good. I’ve been saving money (generally) for the last 5 years, and now we have enough for a nice wedding mostly due to my savings and my mom’s help. If something happens to curtail your plans, you’ll have a little nest egg. 🙂
Post # 7
@Miss Prerunner: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with saving IMO. As others have said, you don’t have to tell him what you’re saving for.
Post # 8
Agree with above! Do it.
I would however save 1/2 for “wedding” and 1/2 for “savings” you dont want to wipe out your savings for a wedding especially since you are planning so far ahead.
Even if your SO’s intentions arent marriage at this moment, I would kindly suggest he save as well. Both for a future wedding (dont tell him this) but also because its always good to save. This way combined, you can both afford a wedding and still have money leftover to start a life together.