A young couple have been forced to declare themselves financially bankrupt, after receiving yet another wedding invitation for 2016.
Mark O’Connor and Anne Simmons, from Skerries, North County Dublin, were forced to take the extreme measures after their 6th wedding invite came in the door.
Speaking about the decision, Anne said:
“Last year we’d to use all our savings to fund the amount of poxy weddings we had to attend. That money was going to be used for a deposit on a house. We’ve even more weddings this year and we simple can’t afford it. We’ve got nothing left.”
Weddings are getting even more expensive for the couple that are getting married and for the unfortunate people who have to attend.
Outfits, make up, transport, accommodation, together with the money extorted from guests on the day, add up to significant amounts of cash.
Commenting further Mark said:
“It wouldn’t be so bad, but every one of our friends is trying to out do the other. Bigger, longer and further away. We’ve invites to weddings in Italy, the Caribbean and even Australia. Like, what the fuck is that about?”
The couple had thought about applying for a mortgage to fund the series of weddings and then just sleep rough for the rest of the year. But opted against it when they realised they didn’t even like the people that much that were getting married.
Mark and Anne are not just an isolated case. Many people around the country are being forced into numerous expensive weddings they can’t afford.
Declaring bankruptcy is becoming a popular choice, as when declared bankrupt, you legally can’t be invited to another wedding for 10 years.
The option is being used more frequently and is expected to become the choice of many people who really don’t want to attend another ceremony in 2016.