Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wedding is about marriage and what you do with it

I don't want to be one of those couples that sits when we're old wishing we'd done things differently when we were young. Up was an adorable movie, but I somehow doubt I'll get my house to fly up and away to South America when I'm old, a widow and lonely.

Do it now. That's partially why we're insisting on going to Europe for our honeymoon, despite that fact that it may or may not be the most financially sound decision, but it's what we're doing and damnit, we're going to love every minute of it.

Meg at A Practical Wedding pointed me towards a blogger names Lauren who made a post about living without your partner some day. I think she really hit the nail on the head in a discussion with her husband about their finances: Lauren posted this about planning a budget with her new husband:

We also set a savings goal that would make us both feel comfortable with any emergencies that came up (after buying a house and paying for a wedding in one year, our savings is severely crippled.) We figured out how long it would take to reach that goal, and then Jeff said "So, should we not travel until we reach our goal?" My response was "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Buying a fridge- sure, we can wait on that. But traveling, exploring, experiencing new things together- non-negotiable. I don't care HOW little money is in our bank account.

So here is to traveling, exploring and experiencing new things with my new husband!

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