Whether a millennial with zero dough or a 40-something recouping from the Recession, these budget tips brought to you by http://www.theonion.com/ are sure to keep money in your pocket.
Let the budgeting begin!
Start thinking early about where to trim costs. Gradually fall out of touch with family and friends for a decade prior to the ceremony.
Be sure to book the venue at a time when rates are typically lower, such as 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Go digital! Online invitations are a great way to save money and create the classy feel you want your marriage to have.
Think practically about what gifts you’ll need as a newlywed couple. Consider opening a registry at your local bank.
Instead of hiring a DJ, don’t.
Should expenses exceed your budget, remember that there’s nothing wrong with displaying Indian or even Congo peacocks in your wedding menagerie.
Personalize your reception by enlisting a close friend to take the pictures, design the invitations, arrange the flowers, drive the shuttle bus from the wedding to the reception, and cook dinner for 213 people.
Rest assured that no matter what you spend on your wedding celebration, it’s still a unique expression of you and your spouse that will be picked apart and scrutinized by your loved ones for years to come.
While The Onion is a noteworthy publication, it is not known for its’ wedding planning tips. Please do not follow any of these, or your wedding will look like this!
turpenoff: I’m Tricia Turpenoff and it’s my job – my purpose – my passion – to capture the unique in you. Each and every one of us has a story to tell. Maybe yours includes the laughter that runs through your family. Maybe it’s the deep connection you feel with your fiancé. It could be the victory you feel after overcoming a life-threatening disease, or the cherished moment of feeling your baby kick in your blossoming belly.