My husband and I waited a long time to get married because we were not in any rush to walk down the aisle. I was pretty insistent about how we were going to pay for it, and I made sure that I had help from Laidlaw & Company to save my money. We started an account that was just for the wedding, and I asked Matthew Eitner and James Ahern to tell me what to do. I literally had no clue what I was doing, but I was going to save that money if it killed me.
The money we started saving was going to cover all the parts of the wedding, and I kept calling and pestering my broker because I wanted to know if my flowers, the caterer and the photographer were paid for. It was kind of nice to have my broker checking everything off the list the same way I was, and I just kept checking in until I was close. My broker told me a lot about when I could expect to have all the money I needed, and then he got us into saving for the honeymoon.
There are a lot of things to pay for in a wedding, and we did all ourselves with help from the Laidlaw & Company team. It felt really good to know we did not have to burden anyone else with it, and I decided not to worry about saving for anything ever again. We could save for a house, buy a boat or take a vacation on cash we made at Laidlaw & Company. I am pleased with it because it is just one account I have to keep track of, and no one made me feel like I was a novice when I had to save for my wedding.