Wrong or Brilliant?

Is it wrong of me to want to make my wedding cost as least as possible? I’m getting married February, 2016 and I am really considering just buying as much as I can 2nd hand, from the Dollar Tree or renting items. I was looking up average prices for weddings, and WOW! What a shock. Twenty eight THOUSAND dollars on one day? ONE DAY! The price of a car. I have no clue why people go all out for a wedding.You are celebrating your love between you and your soon-to-be spouse. You are joining together as one. Why does that mean wasting away $28,000?

So, my idea, as I start to plan this thing, is to go cheap for the wedding day and go all out for the honeymoon! We can actually go somewhere nice and relaxing with just the two of us. 🙂

How will I make this happen? Well, I’m going to be a Dollar Tree bride, and I’m not going to be a shame of it. They even have sweet ideas! Check them out here. http://www.dollartree.com/custserv/custserv.jsp?pageName=Weddings

I will not spend hundreds of dollars on flowers. I don’t know why people do. I will not spend a single cent on alcohol. I hate alcohol and my wedding will not cater an ounce. Catering? I have some talented people in my family who will be more than glad to help plan and prepare foods.

I  will hire a photographer. I will have pretty decor. I will marry my man on a special day filled with emphasis on family and friends and not emphasis on flowers and centerpieces.

And, as I plan, I will be enlighten to actual costs and what are musts, and I may have to spend a little more, but right now, I am going as cheap as possible.

So, am I wrong to do this? Or, am I brilliant?

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