Re: Modest or Lavish WeddingMy late OH & I, had a quiet wedding, got married in a registry office, (well I was 5 months pregnant), (& no it wasn't a shot gun wedding) We had a modest reception in a local pub. Buffet food & sherry on arrival then one drink per guest, then they had to pay. Booze was quite cheap then.
Re: Modest or Lavish WeddingWhen my ex and I wed, it was a full blown white wedding, Maid of Honour + 3 Bridesmaids + Church + bells and whistles + 70 guests all paid for by yours truly and my parents 'cos her father was "between jobs" at the time. At least I got mate's rates on the photographs and cars. The dresses were made by my ex and her mum.
Re: Modest or Lavish WeddingWhen we were married 1968, my parents paid for the reception , I think it cost just over £100, I those days most young folk would hand over their pay packet to their mum, who would give you pocket money...I'd like to see that now...but £16000 for a wedding?? when we bought our council house, it cost us less than that....it's not the wedding reception that matters most,,,it's the marriage.
Re: Modest or Lavish Wedding
Re: Modest or Lavish WeddingWe had a very modest wedding at the registry office. Lunch with our witnesses at Debenhams restaurant. It wasn't called Debenhams then - It was Griffin & Spalding in Nottingham city centre.