When we got married at the start of the new millenium, we didn’t have a lot of money. We did get a little bit of help from both sides of our family, but most of the expenses were up to us.
I came across this infographic (click the image to view it in it’s entirety) while finishing up my Financial Newlywed Bliss E-book (it’s getting real close to being completed!) and thought this was a great way to get the ball rolling.
Last summer my sister got married and all of my own wedding memories came flooding back to me; the evening ceremony, the dancing, and the great time I had with my guests. I had just as much fun at her wedding as I did my own.
But it also reminded me of how financially unprepared we were as young adults. Though I feel much more confident that my sister has a handle on her finances, I remember how my husband and I struggled financially those first couple of years.