Weddings are usually expensive, but a couple from Scotland has proven that you can get married on a tight budget. Georgina Porteous and Sid Innes spent only £1 on their big day. They didn’t have to pay for the venue, a barn behind their house. An aunt made the cake and the guests brought their own picnic. The groom wore a suit he had bought years before and the bride bought her second-hand vintage dress online for a pound. Even the rings were free: they were hand-made from antlers found in the garden. The couple chose this type of wedding as part of a self-sufficient life-style. It was a huge saving if you consider that the average wedding in Britain costs £20,000.
Read by Annette (Scottish accent).
Study the wordsProven– demonstrated On a tight budget– at a low cost Big day– important event Venue– location Groom– the man who is getting married Second-hand– not new, used Antlers– the horns of a deer Self-sufficient– not needing to buy things Huge– very big
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Do the takeaway test: The £1 Wedding
- Thrifty bride and groom organise their dream wedding with the celebrations only costing a pound (dailyrecord.co.uk)
- Happy couple married in Highlands – for just £1 (scotsman.com)