Over the weekend, I went to the wedding of two friends in Chicago. It was so much fun. Because it was two friends marrying each other, I knew the majority of the non-family at the wedding, and it was wonderful to see everyone.
I split a room with a good friend of mine, and we realized that something has happened since we all graduated college. We’re all more concerned about money – and now we actually have money to spend! People ordered fewer drinks in the bar, and a number of people opted to drive in the day of the wedding rather than the night before and spend on a hotel room.
I was definitely glad to have someone to split the room with. I actually spent less than I budgeted, which was a delight, as in August, I blew my budget in just about every other category. Here’s to a no-spend September!
I think it’s a sign that we’re all growing up. We have reasons to save money (and many of us are dealing with grad school loans). We’re looking at buying houses and having families, maybe not soon, but at some point in the future.
I’m still not sure how I feel about this whole being a grown-up thing. Thankfully, we can still get together at weddings and dance like idiots, just like in college.