鈥淒ream wedding鈥 is such a loaded term. On one hand, you want to have the most Pinterest-worthy, poignantly memorable and most 鈥渄ay I can brag about to my grandkids鈥 nuptials of all time. On the other, you want your ledger to be in the black when you鈥檙e starting your new life with your spouse. Presumably, we鈥檙e not all superstars who can afford $31 million dollar weddings. The cost of flowers, table settings, cake, hair and makeup, venue rental and more can sometimes seem like highway robbery when you are over your wedding budget, and yet鈥 you still want that dream wedding (of course, having a DIYable wedding can save costs and still get you results). The struggle could not be more real. There鈥檚 now a startup in the works in Seattle that aims to help you pay for your big day鈥 but with a major catch.

An Interracial couple holding hands backlit by the flaring sun

Swanluv, which launches in 58 days, will give qualifying couples $10,000 toward their nuptials, and it鈥檚 鈥渇ree鈥 money so long as you stay together. In case things fall apart however, that free money turns into a loan with accrued interest. According to Swanluv, they don鈥檛 profit from your divorce (according to their site, they plan to stay in business by ad revenue) and 100 percent of the original seed money regained + interest goes to funding other couples鈥 dream weddings.

Not to make a disturbing analogy or anything, but it feels a little like building your fairytale on the crushed dreams of others. Swanluv claims to select their couples by 鈥淸leveraging] online data鈥 and using 鈥渁n algorithm software technology to quickly assess applicant risk to determine funding offers.鈥

Not quite sure if they鈥檙e betting on couples who have better odds of lasting or better odds of falling apart, but they do offer free marriage counseling!

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