How much money are you willing to spend for your marriage ceremony?

November 26, 2010 7:39am CST
I prefer a simple marriage ceremony and avoid wasting too much money. I think it is not very easy to make money, so I do not think it worth wasting a lot of money on the marriage ceremony. What's your idea?
6 responses
@oligel (130)
• Philippines
1 Dec 10
i agree, wasting much money in your marriage will bankrupt you if you didn't prepare for it. i just invite your close relatives and close friends that's it, then eat in a simple restaurant.
@camposkat (310)
27 Nov 10
Like you, me and my fiancee are also looking forward to a simple wedding. We are looking forward to getting married before this year ends in a civil ceremony and then hopefully next year, we'll be having our church wedding in my home country so my family and my friends can be there as well. We don't intend to spend too much, we're planning to budget our money and save for the church wedding. :)
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
26 Nov 10
I agree with you. It is basically just a party, nothing more, and these days it does not have the same importance that it did in the past, due to many couples living together before they get married and all that. So while I am currently planning my own wedding, I try to be realistic about the meaning of it. I think that is the best trick to keep the costs down. I do want to have a nice wedding, but I think there are a lot of ways to achieve that without breaking the bank. You just need to be inventive and creative!
• India
26 Nov 10
I will not agree with you. If we think like this then it will be harder to enjoy our life. I know earning money is not simple. But for what we are earning? It is only for our life. After that Marriage is an one time event in our life. I never compromise with any of my one time event. Otherwise I may have to repent in future, why I had not done that..that.. that...
• Canada
26 Nov 10
I could not agree more with you... money is hard to come by these days and I find it to be wasteful and self indulgent to go blowing all this money on one single day out of our lives. Sure it is considered an important day in our lives but its important because we are committing our love and our lives to someone else. I don't feel the need to dosh out a ton of money to let someone know how strong my love is for someone else. I would much prefer a justice of the peace ceremony with the closest of family and friends and then a reception afterwards in a back yard with bbq and some drinks that is enough to satisfy me.
@la_chique (1499)
26 Nov 10
I agree. Whats the point in starting married life in debt! I want to spend the minimum amount to have a nice quiet ceremony. Of course it must be memorable, but I'll do as much as I can myself to keep costs down etc. £2,500 is maybe the top end of my budget for a wedding. I'm thinking holiday to the carribean, or seychelles for 2 weeks and come back married. Wedding and honeymoon thrown into one. Perfect.