I just got an exciting e-mail from one of my college roommates that she and her long-time boyfriend just got engaged. She wrote:
I want some advice…I think I remember your saying that you made your wedding really cheap…so I was wondering if you could give me some advice about that…especially about a dress, since you know about dresses and stuff, and I know nothing about it, and it’s really something I would hate to spend a lot of money on, because it’s not really even my thing to begin with.
She’s right about my wedding’s price. I already wrote a bit about it here. And she’s the exact candidate for a simple, frugal wedding. I think they’d elope if she didn’t think her parents would be sad. His family traditionally elopes and she thinks it’s the greatest idea. “Weddings” are definitely not her thing.
I’m going to be looking up some dress styles for her since she never ever wears them. Ever. And especially not formal stuff. She says it makes her look 12 and she’s unfortunately right. Which is one of the annoying things about wedding traditions—the classic white dress may be completely inappropriate.
Now I’m going to ask you for help. Whether you’re married or single, you’ve probably thought about weddings at some point or another. And together, you’ve all got so much more to offer than I can by myself. What are your ideas on how my friend can save money?