Instead Of A Wedding, Look What This Couple Spent Their Budget On.

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Ever wanted to say goodbye to your job, your house, and your upcoming wedding? Well, maybe the wedding is a bit of a stretch, but not for Charlie and Captain, two would-be newlyweds who decided to spend their wedding savings on a boat to sail around the world. The rat race just isn’t meant for some folks, but if you plan on taking the plunge—no pun intended—into a sailing adventure, you might want to take copious notes during your months of training, like Charlie and Captain did.

Couples nowadays generally spend an absolute fortune on planning their wedding and making their dreams of a perfect day a reality – because how can you truly prepare for a life together if you don’t have the right cake?

However, one couple took a completely different tack and decided to say “fuck it” to tying the knot and instead spent all the money they’d saved for the ceremony on an epic trip around the world.

As reported by the Mail Online, Charlie Smith and her fiancé decided to quit the hustle and bustle of city life and sail the seas.

The two had no previous nautical experience but, considering Charlie’s fiancé has dubbed himself ‘Captain’, it’s safe to say this guy has definitely put the work in to become a true sailor. (Seriously though, the pair obviously took a veritable boatload of skipper, sea survival and first aid courses before embarking on their trip).

Charlie, 29, and Captain, 34, sold their home in Jersey, bought a sailing boat with the cash, left their jobs, and they’ve so far managed to sail their way round the west of the Mediterranean, France, Spain, Italy, Elba, Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands.

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