As the newly appointment maid of honor for a best friends upcoming wedding this summer, I’m beyond ecstatic and a tad bit stressed because there’s lots to be done. Like most weddings, the planning of every single detail down to shoe selections for bridesmaids to flatware and china options to narrowing down makeup looks has been quite tedious even though my friend has no real budget. Between her fiancé and her family, her wedding day is going to be nothing short of spectacular, partly because they’ve got frivolous money to spend. Nevertheless, my friend has always been smart with her coins ever since we were kids.
So it came to no surprise when she sent me a link to a YouTube video regarding a new way to save money on weddings. On a recent episode of The Real, the co-hosts sat for a round table discussion about wedding insurance and the company that offers this service. Apparently, they’ll pay for your wedding (up to $10,000), however, you have to pay it all back (with interest) if you get divorced.
She hasn’t brought up the idea to her fiancé or parents yet and wants my advice. However, I’m on the fence. Of course, I know that she’s in love but it does seem a bit weird to want to start off her marriage with a company hoping on her divorce. Marriage isn’t a gambling game whatsoever to me. But then again, finding the best deal is in her nature, but is it fair to take it as far as marriage?
What do you think?