Three weddings and a financial funeral
‘‘Da, Da, Da, Da, Here comes the bride’’.
Well, that’s followed by: ‘‘Da, Da, Da, Da, Here comes the bill’’.
I listened to Neil Roberts, founder of peer-to-peer lender Harmoney talking about ‘‘loan stories’’ recently.
My heart sank when he talked about a man who borrowed because all three of his daughters were getting married in the same year.
Daughters, that is not on!
Your father gave you life. He raised you. He gave you love and encouragement, and what? You left him in debt?
Dad clearly wasn’t a man of means.
This chap was about to be an empty nester.
He should be saving for his retirement, not repaying wedding debt.
I particularly shudder at how much he may have borrowed.
There’s one estimate being bandied about that the ‘‘average’’ New Zealand wedding costs $35,000.
I do not believe that is possible. How can young people faced with high house prices, student
Weddings don’t have to be expensive. Beach, sun, and love cost nothing.