“It’s once in a lifetime…”
I hear this a lot. It’s what people tell me when I hesitate about making a wedding purchase due to cost. Sometimes people feel so passionately about what they think I deserve that I end up having to defend myself. These good intentioned debates usually halt completely when someone suggests involvement of my plastic buddy. I guess that’s where I draw the line.
In case you haven’t noticed, I am a frugal gal. I am not stingy, I simply take measures to ensure I do not spend much more than necessary to satisfy my needs. I believe that I deserve what I have earned. I put myself through college and bought my humble dream car without getting into debt, so I surely am not about to do so to throw a party, even if it is in fact ‘once in a lifetime’.
I am all for great weddings, which is something brides define in vastly different ways. Big or small budget, most brides share the same goal to mark and celebrate the beginning of their new lives. To me, it means a small party leaving a small nest egg in my coinpurse to build upon. I’d like for my plastic to be left out of being a payment option.
What is your approach when it comes to managing wedding debt?