Weddings are expensive affairs. From renting tuxedos and buying dresses, to hiring venues, a DJ, and caterers, walking down the aisle is a lot more complex than when my grandparents needed a justice of the peace, a witness, and a blood test. As a result, the matrimonial-industrial complex has gotten so big and so competitive that an increasing number of young people are taking out personal loans to finance their weddings – and an ecosystem of lenders has appeared to compete for their business, according to The Washington Post.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we don’t mean Christmas or Hanukkah. We’re singing the praises of winter weddings. Why? Couples in the Northeast who tie the knot anywhere between January and March can enjoy more flexibility in wedding planning, save a bundle on their budget, and host a wedding and reception that’s memorable. Here are some reasons why you may want to wait until the beginning of a New Year for your new life together.