“Drag Bunt” gets bogged down by financial arguments, which dulls some of the drama.
This recap of Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 3, “Drag Bunt”, contains spoilers.
If you really broke it down, the vast majority of every person’s personal problems would be related in some way to money. It’s inevitable. People say you can’t buy happiness, and that’s true, but you can certainly buy the circumstances that might allow happiness to flourish. And on the flip side of that is the crippling stress that comes from financial mismanagement; the terrifying complexity of very expensive events, things, or situations.
Getting married is one thing. But who’s going to pay for it?
Welcome to Wedding Hell season 1, episode 3 recap
This question is kind of at the center of Welcome to Wedding Hell episode 3. And it quickly becomes clear that neither Na-eun or Jun-hyeong have a proper idea of each other’s finances or what the best approach to paying for their wedding might be.
The easy mistake to make is to go big. Splash out. That way, at least according to Jun-hyeong, there won’t be any regrets. Na-eun wisely trying to steer the conversation towards savings and budgets makes her seem like a buzzkill, but that’s the more realistic approach to take. Every bill has to be paid eventually, after all.
You can feel the competing influences on each side, too. Na-eun’s friends encourage her to get an understanding of Jun-hyeong’s finances, while his associates warn him that she shouldn’t have any wardenship over his dough. If a marriage means two people sharing their entire lives, shouldn’t that include money also? It’s a desire that Na-eun rightly ponders. Later, they decide to keep their finances separate after all, but to be transparent about it, and to work on a joint wedding budget.
There’s a lesson here about the value of being up-front about your feelings with your partner. And it seems to have worked. Well, at least until Na-eun catches a glimpse of Jun-hyeong’s credit card bill…
The thing about money, though, is that it’s kind of dull, and so is this episode, lacking some of the slapstick-y hijinks of yesterday’s outing. The chemistry is still there, but let’s hope next week brings some more interesting things for the two leads to argue about.