You know we’re heading full tilt towards summer when the age old debate of wedding finance rears its ugly head again. It’s a bit like that dinner guest who always insists on finding out how much everyone earns! This time it’s the turn of the Church to wag the finger at commercialism with a book called Making the Most of Weddings. It advises couples to amongst other things –
#Brides should hitch or take a taxi to the wedding rather than a horse drawn carriage or limosine
#Buy second hand rings or use ones handed down through the family
#Make your own invitations on recycled paper
#Use silk rather than real flowers and gift to a nursing home after.
I have a feeling a couple of these ideas will have some of our brides incensed (I, for one, am rather repulsed at the idea of wearing a second hand ring) but I’d like to know what you think once you’ve read the BBC article. (You can also see comments relating to the article here)