My friend and supervisor was the best man in a wedding this past weekend – which was one of three weddings that happened in one ceremony. Yup, a triple wedding: three sisters and each of their fiances got married at one time. http://www.fox11online.com/dpp/news/local/Triple-wedding-three-times-as-nice. And they did it in one hour.
The three sisters got engaged at around the same time. They knew their family couldn’t afford three separate weddings. So they rolled their three weddings into one. Apparently it was beautiful; each couple was honored equally; and Dad hustled up and down the aisle to walk each of his daughters down.
I wonder how much Christian character it took for the three couples to plan the wedding? Sometimes, it’s hard for just the bride and groom to agree on their wedding plans. But for three brides and three grooms to plan one wedding? Wow. In American culture today, weddings tend to be an expression of the “personality” of the couple, so I admire anyone who gives that up for a larger goal. It reminds me that the foundation of effective giving is faith and Christian character. I wonder how much money they saved?
Until I heard this story, I thought I was just going to blog about my wife and I having a beautiful, inexpensive wedding. All told, our wedding cost $5,000. Of course, the tuxes and wedding dress cost $$. For our ceremony, we rented a church building for $100. We hired a photographer for $1000. We paid $100 for a YWCA building right around the corner. We rented coffee shop style tables and chairs. We bought the reception food and asked friends to help us cook almost all of it. That was the big money saver. We had 250 people at the ceremony and reception. Anyone else think of ways to express the value of simplicity through a wedding?