I suddenly think that weddings are a mass voodoo where every one tries to brain washed everyone to make exceptionally irrational decisions.
We recently profile how hard it is to be rational and happy about making marriage meaningful within budget, this time we get a good article from across the Causeway.
It gives me the feeling that over there, there exist some exceptionally dangerous spending. I wonder if the wages are better over there because if they aren’t, the debts seems bigger.
The sum of money is close to that I see for mortgage loans!
[Malaysia Mail Online | Till Debt do us part]
Cannot shake off costs if your lineage demands it
“My mum’s a doctor, my dad’s a doctor and three of us siblings are doctors. If we do a very simple wedding, people will wonder why we are doing a very simple wedding when we’re doctors,” Dr Farah told.
To be fair, her wedding costs are not astronomical for supposing good income earners. Its expensive by standards but not over the top.
Its most of the time the parents
A Chinese couple in their late 20s that did not want to be named, told The Malay Mail Online that they took out a staggering RM100,000 loan to finance their RM170,000 nuptials last June.
The wedding reception of the 27-year-old woman and 29-year-old man, an online business owner and marketing manager respectively, was held at a five-star hotel.
When asked why they got into such debt for their big day instead of having a smaller wedding, they simply said, “Parents issues”, without elaborating further.
This industry thrives because costs are usually a bit secondary compare to losing face. Face is expensive.
It’s a good read, and an education of different racial customs and where they devote most of the costs to, so I urge you guys to read it.
Man, and I thought Malaysians have it easier when it comes to weddings!
I think most young folks should focus on having some margin of safety in managing their lives and not “lose face” when you fall on hard time later due to unforeseen events.