A few weeks ago we were having some pretty profound and salient conversations about relationships, children and marriage in the General chat thread and I thought it might make sense to start a Relationship Thread specifically for that topic where we can vent or advise in equal measure.
I’ve just been away for a weekend and an increasing amount of my uni mates are getting married and the topic of weddings and wedding costs came up.
I’m of the opinion that the Wedding industry is an exploitative racket with outrageous mark-ups and would personally spend the money on a wedding on the honeymoon instead.
If it were up to me, I’d have a much smaller more intimate wedding in a cute venue with just closest friends and family and then spend the kind of money you would spend on a wedding on a 2-3 week honeymoon. I got the vibe from friends that that’s a fairly outlandish belief to hold but to me it makes so much more sense to spend that sort of money on a 3 week holiday than just 1 day where you’re essentially paying for others to get fucked up and you’re so stressed about pulling it off and being a good host that you don’t get to enjoy it.
My girlfriend on the other hand is the opposite. She’d much rather have a huge, opulent day all about us etc. perfect for posting on instagram but a lower key honeymoon (though she’d definitely take the lux HM if offered haha).
I feel like my idea makes much more fiscal sense, more value for money haha