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Love Over Luxury: Researcher Advocates for Debt-Free Weddings Amid Social Media Pressure

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In a world where social media often dictates trends, one researcher is urging couples to resist the urge to splurge on their nuptials.

Dr. Rosalinda Paredes, a prominent researcher and consultant in Bohol, raised concerns about the financial pitfalls of extravagant weddings during a recent radio interview with DYTR’s Ardy Araneta-Batoy.

Paredes highlighted the undue influence of social media on wedding expectations, noting that many couples feel compelled to replicate opulent ceremonies beyond their means.

“The pursuit of a dream wedding, often amplified by social media, can lead to a nightmare of debt,” Paredes warned. She emphasized that starting married life under the weight of financial obligations could sow seeds of discord and strain in a relationship.

Contrary to popular belief, Paredes pointed out that a lavish wedding is not a precursor to marital bliss. Instead, she advised couples to prioritize their bond and compatibility over an ostentatious celebration.

“A successful marriage is not measured by the grandeur of the wedding but by the strength of the partnership,” she added.

Paredes encouraged couples to plan their weddings within their financial comfort zone, tailoring the occasion to their personal tastes rather than societal pressures. She championed the idea that weddings are a testament to love and commitment, not a showcase of wealth or status.

In her concluding remarks, Paredes reassured that simplicity in wedding celebrations is not only acceptable but can be profoundly meaningful. “A modest, intimate wedding that mirrors a couple’s true values and joy is just as beautiful as any lavish affair,” she affirmed.

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