The Daily Struggle: Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride
Have you ever seen the movie 27 dresses? Well, that movie is basically an autobiography of my current life for the past 4 years. Wedding after wedding. Gift after gift. Dress after dress. It is nonstop! I mean, I am probably the one to blame for having so many friends/close friends. I can’t help it that I just bond closely with a large number of people, but it is still stressful being invited to weddings.
Whether you are invited to a wedding or asked to be a part of a wedding, it is still a large financial burden. Twelve is the number of weddings that I have either been invited to or asked to be in within the last 4 years. This adds up to being about $3,000 spent on weddings. That is a trip to Europe or a good student loan payment. I know that the bride and groom spend WAY more on their special days, but spending money on other people’s happiness is getting old.
I guess I am just at the age where everyone is getting married, but it just sucks because now they are popping out babies and that is even more money spent. Baby Showers, Bridal Parties, Bachelorette Party Getaways-- it is all just so expensive. I can’t even plan my own vacations for when I want them because there are so many other scheduled events in the way. One expense after another. The only good thing about being a part of weddings is the happiness it brings the couples and how you can add to the excitement of their day. Not to mention the free booze and dancing is always a plus.
Does anyone else have the same struggle as me? I cannot be the only one who is constantly in weddings/being invited to weddings every month. How do you budget not only your money but your time? Also, what are your thoughts on having people in your wedding just because they had you in theirs? Is this an actual rule? So many questions left unanswered. Anyways, I have another wedding event planned for this upcoming weekend so I am sure on Monday I will be complaining about that.