Couple has wedding for under $2
No, we didn't forget any zeros.
Georgina Porteous and Sid Innes of the United Kingdom recently tied the knot in a ceremony that included the works: a cake, dress, reception and rings. Their grand total, minus the marriage license fee? $1.56.
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“I don’t see the point in these massive weddings. It takes away from what marriage is truly about,” Porteous told the Daily Mail.
But hey, you don’t have to throw a massive wedding to rack up a big bill. The average cost of the dress alone is upwards of a thousand bucks, according to the Association of Bridal Consultants.
Indeed, the dress was Porteous’ biggest expense. Well, actually, that was her only expense. She found a 1960s handmade ivory wedding gown on Freecycle.com and paid less than two dollars for it, according to the Daily Mail.
So how did they pull off the rest of the ceremony? Rings were handcrafted from antlers the couple found in their garden. The photographer agreed to donate his services in exchange for some film editing work. The cake was made by Porteous’ aunt, guests brought food, and music was provided by the bride’s saxophone-playing father.
“We have always been a bit alternative and arty so I enjoyed doing something a little different from everyone else’s weddings,” the bride said.
Tell us—are you impressed, or is this too thrifty for your taste?
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Photo: Georgina Porteous and Sid Innes (EEEENews via YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RQi9kK4w2Y)
I think what they did was great. Marriage is about the couple and their families and friends. to barter for what you need is a great thing and we all need to start doing it more often. I went to a wedding where family provided the food and it was the best reception I had attended in a long time. I would rather take the thousands of dollars and put it on a down payment for a home instead.
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