With a few creative ideas, a luxurious wedding does not have to cost you an arm and leg, writes THORN MULLI
A wedding day is probably the one single day event where manypeople marshal most of their resources to ensure its success.
History is rife with record-breaking expensive weddings. Take an example of the 1981 royal affair between Diana, a stunning pre-school teacher and Charles, the oldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, which cost approximately Sh9 billion when adjusted to inflation.
A great party, sadly, does not guarantee a happy marriage evidenced by the late princess Diana’s troubled union.
If unable to summon millions for the day, fret not as a minimal budget does not automatically relegate one to the poor-show wedding category. Creativity is key to turning little resources into a glamorous and memorable celebration.
Some pointers to consider that might just halve your expenses are:
Buying a custom-fitted wedding gown for the bride is a feat, but a hired one also looks as good. And for the groom, you really do not have to dress up in a dear tuxedo to cut a clean look.
A kitenge shirt laced with your personal style might suit you better. You also do not have to spend a tonne of money for your hair and make-up courtesy of a new barbershop or salon. Your regular stylist will do just as well. If you can, do your own make-up
It is not engraved on stone that you have to have an entourage of hooting vehicles for you to create a spectacle. The insane chunk of the budget put aside for transport can be reduced to near nothing by making hard but nonetheless smart choices.