Not Perfect, But Wonderful Just The Same.

When my husband I started planning our wedding, I was so happy.  I had everything planned out.  We had to pay for it, neither of our families are rich.   I was working a good job, where I was making enough money to put away around $700 a month towards the wedding.  I had already booked a venue, photographer, and bought my dress when I got laid off.  Needless to say, I was so heartbroken.  My photographer refused to refund me the $1400 I spent on it.  I could not return my dress because it was a custom job.  Luckily I got the money back for the venue.  But, still it was a lot of money that could have gone to the honeymoon.  We ended up having to go to the courthouse, but they were only open during the week, and neither of our parents could make it, so it was just my brother there as our witness...  But besides all that we have been married for over a year, and we are very happy together.  So I don't believe what people think.  You know what people say, most people who marry at the courthouse, divorce at the courthouse.

BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87
22-25, F
1 Response Feb 17, 2010

You've must have had a really good job to have been able to save 700 a month. I'm sorry that you were laid off, that you couldn't go through with the big wedding, and that the photographer wound up keeping your money. I would also have given him a bad review. <br />
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So far everyone who I've known got married in a courtroom or had a small wedding have stayed married. One couple is my aunt and uncle who have been married for 28 years now. It was just my aunt's parents and my mom. It was also all their first marriage with the exception of one. <br />
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The wedding has nothing to do with the marriage itself. The wedding isn't going to determain if the two of you are willing to work on your marriage. My husband and I had a small wedding in a courtroom as well and we've been happily married for 5 years now. I didn't see the point in wasting the money on a one time event. <br />
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Congratulations on your first year of marriage. They say the 1st year is the hardest. I know it was in our case.