Wedding on a Budget

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My 10-year wedding anniversary is this month, and I'm remembering sending those checks for $100 or $200 at a time to the beach-front hotel where we had our heavy apps for two hours for 50 of our closest friends and family members. We had a destination wedding partly because we wanted to get married on a beach and partly because we couldn't stomach the price tag on a "normal" American wedding. Finance blogger A Gai Shan Life is planning an Asian wedding with an affordable pricetag.

She confesses she's barely started.

It's actually sort of funny that we're caught in between the weird expectations of both. We have gently corrected people from all sides of the equation: no guys, we're not throwing a big American-tradition wedding because we don't actually have to live up to everyone else's expectations. No, guys, we're not throwing a Gigantor Asian wedding because we don't actually have to. We're not inviting many members of my family and depending on our guests to subsidize the bill. (To clarify: Dozens of family guest lists have been created by the phrase "who cares how many people are there? They'll pay their own way." I am happy to be an anomaly.)

Read the full post at A Gai Shan Life.

cherry tree wedding cake

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