Depending on where you look, it’s estimated that the average wedding cost these days is anywhere between £15,000 and £25,000
15 years ago today, Maggie and I were married on a budget of less than 1% of that
I was unemployed and we had no money, so every penny had to be accounted for.
We married in a registry office (neither of us are religious, so a church ceremony would never have happened anyway); we only had immediate family in attendance; we sorted all the food ourselves (I was still chopping carrot sticks when people started turning up); and even our wedding rings were silver Celtic-knot style bands that cost less than £10 each (which we still wear).
We’ve still never been able to afford a honeymoon.
But was it “less than”? Absolutely not. Our wedding day was wonderful and still ranks as one of the happiest days of our lives.
For those who love a tale of romance and want to know why we got married, take a look at my blog post from 5 years ago – Tin Wedding Anniversary. And for those who are interested in what our lives were like in 1995, or wish to see what we looked like, then visit my blog post on our 14th wedding anniversary, which I wrote last year.