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Is It Worth Going into Debt for Your Wedding?

Getting married is a milestone that a lot of people consider very important in their lives. It is a very important event in one’s life, some people believe in making sure that their wedding is one that they’ll never forget. And though this may not necessarily be a bad thing, sometimes making your wedding a memorable one comes at a very hefty price. So hefty that some people are willing to go into debt for it. But is it worth it?

The Price You Pay

Some people may not really care about how much they’ll end up paying for their wedding. After all, it is a memorable event and the memories of that special day are priceless. And while that doesn’t sound so bad, it can become a problem if you don’t have the means to pay for it. Not everyone that gets married has money to splurge. Some people still choose to spend on all these things and just leave their future selves to deal with the debt. And while that might not seem like such a bad idea now, it’ll only make things more difficult as you two go along. Especially if the debt gets in the way of your finances. Some people get divorced because of debt incurred for the wedding. Does that still sound like it was worth it?

What Should You Do?

If you really want to get married, maybe think about how much you and your spouse are going to spend on it. Do you really need all the niceties you want or can you do without them? Are you really in a rush to get married? You and your spouse really have to think about this. Because incurring debt for your wedding might not be such a good idea in the long run as it can just bring you problems. If you want to have a wedding that you still can’t pay for, then maybe save up for it first. You can also just opt to spend on a wedding that is within both your means. Think good and hard about it first. Is the trouble that the debt you might incur going to be worth it later on? Or do you think it’ll be something you might regret?

Yes, weddings can give you some priceless memories in the long run. And these memories are definitely ones you’ll want to cherish. But do you think it’s worth all the trouble it’ll eventually bring and worth risking your marriage over? Sure, a great and memorable wedding sounds like a good idea. But you don’t need to spend that much too to make priceless memories. Besides, those memories won’t mean anything if you two just end up divorcing because of all the debt.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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