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Subject: Re: with debt, want a wedding! Date: 1/13/2005 10:48 AM
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Greetings, meili99, welcome to the boards but you will want to don your flame-proof suit because you are certain to get a fair number of heated replies regarding starting off married life $9000 further in debt than you are!

I will leave it to others to offer advice, helpful or possibly otherwise. But I will leave you with this thought: what else in your future together could you benefit from by not having spent $9000 for just one day? Why not commemorate your commitment to one another by choosing instead to have a frugal, intimate, special, SMALL ceremony and reception and celebrate your increasing financial freedom (and life freedom) by not saddling yourself with another 25% of debt load compared to the debt you ALREADY have?

Okay, I guess I could not resist editorializing. But, indeed, you may WANT a $9000 wedding - but do you NEED a $9000 wedding? Think this over thoroughly. What would that $9000 spent that way ultimately cost you later?

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