Why you need to cut down your wedding budget to secure your study abroad dreams – Vantage Migration
Are you wondering what your wedding budget has to do with your studying abroad, especially if you’re an intending couple who want to travel and would love to relocate with your spouse, or you know a couple who are currently on this route? If this is you, then you need to read this.
It is no news how expensive Nigerian weddings can be irrespective of the region, which at times could be a factor of individual mindset or a cultural thing. You may have to prioritize your future by downsizing a lot of things that are talk of the town, yet in essence wouldn’t make you miss your fun on that big day. It is a labyrinth where many intending couples spend their fortunes on this memorable single day, and while this is good—the glamour, the moments—it is really advisable to save if one desires to relocate.
Imagine getting married and relocating with your partner to a desired country a few weeks after your wedding. Nothing beats such a happy beginning.
Deciding to have an expensive wedding, due to the pressure, could in fact hamper your study abroad plans, especially if you have to borrow or expend your savings for this big day. It would be unfortunate to have a big wedding and then apply to study abroad without any savings to fund this dream.
Perhaps the story of a past student at Vantage Migration, Nancy, who relocated to the UK with her husband three months after her wedding, might give you a clue to this prudence. Her wedding was simple and beautiful; she cut down on her wedding budget so she could secure her relocation dream.
You can have a great wedding on a budget, so you can live the life you deserve with your spouse after the wedding. Take a lesson from Nancy: don’t spend money on things that will not really matter in the future. Discipline yourself and exercise delayed gratification.
So, if you are planning to get married and relocate abroad, these tips will help you budget and focus on your main goal:
1. Agree with your partner: This is so important; make sure you and your future spouse are on the same page. When you agree, then you can work together to fulfil your dreams. Even when you are tempted to overspend, one person would advise the other because of the vision ahead.
2. Explain your decision to your parents: Some parents are difficult and want a big wedding for the sake of their friends. However, you must not allow your parents and family members to decide what your wedding should be like; instead, communicate the goal to them and make them understand your plans. You need to be firm so you are not pressured to go beyond your budget
3. Have a wedding gift registry. Let your friends and loved ones know what you would like as your wedding gift. It is wise to let them know you would appreciate financial contributions, especially as you plan to relocate. However, not everyone needs to know about your plans, but it is okay to communicate your desired gifts and preferred support to friends and family.
4. Have your vision in front of you. Constantly remind yourself of the future you are pursuing. Have a vision board, look at it frequently, stay focused, and do not get distracted or discouraged on your journey. If Nancy could do it, then you can do it too.
Studying abroad can be daunting, but with the right tools and support, the relocation process can be seamless. To begin your journey with your future spouse, attend our free webinar, you can also share the link to someone who would be interested in following this route.
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