I asked recently if you would forgo a wedding for budgeting reasons, and it seems that many of you had something to say about it! For those of you who are insistent on having weddings, it's not too early to start saving for it now even if you haven't met the one you want to end up with. My poll results showed that 58 percent of you said that you don't mind skipping it, while 42 percent of you think a wedding is too important of an event to skip. Here's what some of you had to say:
- We spent about $16k on our big day. Which was nearly ruined as my wife-to-be was taken to the ER in an ambulance that morning, but I digress. Given the choice, I'd spend the money again. Eloping to Vegas might save you some cash, but stop being so frugal. You can't cheap your way through everything in life. — GTCB
- I would skip the wedding, in favor of a party with my closest friends and family later. I would rather invest in the marriage than the wedding. —
- No! That day is just too important for me and my family. I've always wanted a big wedding and a honeymoon in Italy. My parents got married in London and flew the whole family and friends in. It's been 21 years since and still going strong. Life is too short to cheap. —
To find out what other readers said, read on.
- I only spent about $5K on our wedding for everything, but if I could do it over again, I'd elope. It was fun, but not worth taking on a lot of debt for. — Spectra
- It depends on what's important to you. Is it your dream to have a big wedding or go on a grad vacation, buy a house sooner, buy a car. Money's not important, neither is having a big wedding, but I wouldn't trade that day for anything. My wedding was the best day of my life so far, absolutely perfect, just the way I imagined it. My parents paid for the majority of it, but I would have spent my own money if they didn't. Most things in life we can do without, it's just a matter of what makes you happy. — imLissy