While some people spend millions of pesos for an extraordinary wedding, a couple just proved that beautiful weddings do not need to be expensive; spending less than P30,000 only on their special day.
On Facebook, young couple Richzelle “Rich” Taganahan and Gian Carlo Alberto brought inspiration to thousands of social media users with their “DIY (do-it-yourself) Intimate Civil Wedding”.
01/12/2020"NOTHING FANCY, JUST LOVE!" 🌿Sharing our 30k WEDDING BUDGET for our DIY Intimate Civil Wedding…
“Nothing fancy, just love. Sharing our P30,000 wedding budget for our DIY Intimate Civil Wedding (40 pax).
Posting this ’cause soon-to-be brides are asking me for updates ever since I posted our DIY prenup, especially now that this pandemic is restricting couples to do big weddings. For sure, mas makakatipid pa kayo,” she said in a lengthy post that received more than 17,000 reactions and over 25,000 shares, as of writing.
“For us, our main goal is to get married without breaking the bank. We don’t want our parents to get involved financially since it is our decision to get married in the first place,” she continued.
As the bride, Rich shared shefollowed a set of wedding goals such as making it intimate, romantic, and fun; having minimalist design and DIY decorations (since she also loves crafting); opting to have a civil wedding ceremony; and to be an inspiration to couple who are worrying about the budget that they need on their big day.
The couple was able to achieve the aforementioned goals by choosing packages wisely and being hands-on during the preparation. Rich also designed the souvenirs for their guests.
"Nothing fancy, just love" 🌿Ako lang nag design nyang pang lagay sa souvenir namin. Minimalist parin, PicsArt is the key.
“Contentment is the key to happiness,” she expressed. “I’m not romanticizing poverty. Hindi naman ibig sabihin makontento kang mahirap ang buhay, I just think it is best to always look at the brighter side of life and do beautiful things despite the struggles, just like what we did to our wedding.”
Want your wedding to be beautiful yet budget-friendly? Learn from newly-weds Rich and Gian: