What is the true cost of marriage? Well that really depends on a lot of things including what type of wedding you want and where you live. In 2015 the average cost of a wedding in the USA was $31,213 while for a wedding in the UK the average spent was £24,000! However, in most countries the basic cost of getting married is quite cheap, for a few hundred dollars or pounds you can be legally wed. having a rolls royce marriage has nothing to do with what you spend on the wedding but what you invest in your relationship!

How much does it cost to get married?

Well, that depends on a lot of things including what type of wedding you want and where you live. In 2015 the average cost of a wedding in the USA was $31,213 while in the UK the average spent was £24,000! However, in most countries, the basic cost of getting married is quite cheap, for a few hundred dollars or pounds you can be legally wed. The legal part is not where the expenses mount up! Perhaps a better question would be how much can you afford to spend?

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Budgeting for your wedding needs to be realistic. If you are paying for the cost of your wedding months or even years after you get married, it will take a toll on your marriage. Some couples wait years until they get married so that they can have their ‘dream wedding’ but that isn’t ideal either. It’s important to spend time talking about the reason why you want to get married. Which is more important the commitment or the dream day?

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But what is the true cost of marriage?

In our opinion, the true cost of marriage is much more than the cost of a ceremony or a wedding certificate. It outweighs the cost of the reception or the dress. The real cost of marriage is dying to self. Without being willing to pay that price the marriage will not last long. So much more time and expense is put into formulating prenuptial agreements, planning for the end of the marriage, than is put into the ingredients that make a marriage healthy and last forever. Having a Rolls Royce marriage has nothing to do with what you spend on the wedding but what you invest in your relationship!

A Rolls Royce marriage is about what you invest in your relationship, not the cost of the day! Click To Tweet

If you both choose to become selfless, laying down your own wishes, expectations and desires the benefit is that you both demonstrate real love. Your investment reaps the return of love, thoughtfulness and happiness. It also reaps a marriage that can last a lifetime. #planforthemarriage

by Lainey Hitchman

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