One of the biggest decisions that you’ll make in your life is who you marry, and one of the other decisions that are naturally connected to that decision is how you marry that person. When you meet someone that you want to spend the rest of your life with, you have to figure out how you want to celebrate. The marriage ceremony and reception is all about celebration and acknowledging that your relationship with this person has deepened. That doesn’t mean that you have to be bogged down in tradition. However, you can always choose to not have a traditional wedding party.
One of the typical things that make people think differently about marriage and the act of getting married is their budget. This is a tough economy, and everyone is looking for ways to save money. Trying to have a big wedding with all of the members of the wedding party might not be what you want to do. If you have a laid back family, you might even go as far as just letting people show up as anything they want to be. Forget the expensive bridesmaid dresses and gifts for all of the members. If you want to just have a good time and let your hair down, then you can definitely do that.
The biggest thing that you want to avoid is trying to bring debt into a marriage. While there are some that say that it doesn’t matter, we think it does. Couples that have financial problems tend to lash out at each other, weakening the marriage before it’s really begun.
If you want to have a traditional wedding and you can afford to do so, then by all means you should get what you want. But there are plenty of signs that point to the fact that not everyone is going to be able to do that at all. You will still want to make sure that you are definitely focusing as much as you can on saving money. Even if you don’t need to necessarily watch each and every penny, there’s nothing wrong with starting out this new life with a bit of savings.
A laid back wedding means that your guests will also be more comfortable. Deep down, it’s all about the memories that you create rather than what’s served at your wedding, or what’s done with your wedding. You just need to reach out and find what works for you! Good luck!