Two friends of mine are getting married soon.
Their wedding will take place at a camp ground in the country. They have saved their meagre funds to pay an excellent local band and pay for their guests to stay overnight. Instead of gifts, they have asked guests to bring a dish for a pot luck supper.
I know for sure that as a musician, I’ve attended a lot of weddings, and I’ve never noticed any more happiness at a posh hotel reception than at a primary school hall. My own idea of a good do involves a lamb on a spit, a keg, and a ceilidh, in someone’s back garden. Since Kathy is a vegetarian, I suppose we’ll have to make some felafel or something too…
If you are going to get married at all, this strikes me as far more sensible than sticking a house deposit’s worth of money into the hands of caterers and dress makers and other hangers-on.
Have you been to a good cheap wedding?