Today is my 8th wedding anniversary! I can't believe I've
We've never had a lot of money, but that's okay. We more than make up for it with the love our family shares. Even at the beginning, we started of with having to have a cheap wedding. I've heard many a friend mention that they "have" to wait years to marry their fiance, so they can save enough money to have a nice wedding. I don't get it. My wedding was nice enough to keep me, my husband (like he actually cared about the wedding), and both of our families happy...without breaking the bank!
And you know what? We are just as married as couples that spend the $22,000 that the "average" (seriously!) wedding cost the year we got married. Actually, probably more married, since I wouldn't be surprised if more of those couples got divorced in the years before now because of the strain of that extra financial burden!
Since it was 8 years ago, I don't remember exactly what was spent on what, so if you want to know more details about any part, I'll be happy to try to dig that aspect out of my memory! I can tell you that the lilacs were blooming, the cake was lovely (my mom made it), the food was good (my mother-in-law and her friend made it), my dress was beautiful (my sister-in-law made it), and it was at a meaningful location (my grandparents' house when I was growing up). And most importantly, our wedding license got signed and we celebrated it with friends and family.