A couple has spoken out about their simple wedding and revealed how they saved $15,000 by organizing a simple ceremony and swapping a white gown for a custom-made shirt and jeans.
Glen and Rebecca Maxwell from Darlington, UK, are a couple who didn’t let their wedding drain their savings or make them take up a loan.
Rather than spending thousands on lavish garments, venue, and foods, the couple ordered a pair of customized T-shirts that they wore together with jeans as they tied the knot.
“We could get married in jeans and t-shirts and I’d still love you,” 30-year-old Glen told his bride, 26-year-old Rebecca.
As the couple revealed, they spent just over $1,200 on their wedding and they couldn’t be any happier with the results as everyone had fun.
While the couple was initially planning a $15,000 Christmas wedding, they realized ditching that idea could help them save a lot of money and avoid taking a loan.
“When we were planning our wedding, we started doing everything to please other people. Our guest list was getting out of hand,” Rebecca admitted.
“I had even bought a wedding dress but after having Eleanor I went to try it on again and I ended up crying. It just was not what I wanted at all.
“I felt like I had lost sight of why I was getting married. It was like I was trying to get married like Pinterest had told me to get married.”
Defending their decision, the young wife added:
“Me and my husband are still married just like all those people who are in £20,000 debt. I do really believe that so many people lose sight of the real reasons to get married.
“It becomes like a big expensive show, a production for everyone else and the real reasons are lost in all that. It should be about how in love you are. I don’t know anyone who gets married just because they think their partner is alright.”
While the couple is open to all kinds of ideas, they spoke out in an attempt to show brides-to-be that they don’t have to follow what they see on the internet or TV in order to be happy.
“I want to show other brides that if they don’t have a big budget, it doesn’t matter. They don’t have to spend a fortune or put all that pressure on themselves,” Rebecca added.
“As long as you marry the person you love, surrounded by people you love, your day will be special.”
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