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Eric and Anastasia are a young couple ready to walk down the aisle—she wants the storybook wedding, and he wants something small that they can afford. "We want to get married," Anastasia says. "But he won't buy an engagement ring until I give him our wedding budget."

Eric, who majored in finance, doesn't want to say "I do" to a mountain of wedding debt, but Anastasia says she's willing to splurge.

"I figure we're both young, motivated people and we'll make the money back one day. A wedding only happens once in a lifetime, and I want the fantasy," Anastasia says. "So the question is, can we afford my dream wedding?"
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FROM: Suze Orman: Can You Afford College, a Wedding, a Divorce?
Published on March 04, 2009
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