However, we do not let that stop us from saying our “I Do’s”.
Megan shares her wedding story:
My husband and I got married in England 15 years ago in a Registry Office in Bromley Kent. I wore a pair of black slacks and a borrowed cream coat and borrowed cream heels, hubby wore suit trousers, long sleeve shirt and tie. It was ourselves, two witnesses and the MagistrateAfterwards we took the train back to Beckenham in Kent where we were living and packed a bag each, as our friends had surprised us with a night out.
2. Did you have a honeymoon? If Yes, where did you go?
We didn’t have a honeymoon. Our friends sent us to stay at a hotel frequented by celebrities, in Mayfair, London called Home House, for the evening, it was very posh and we felt totally out of our comfort zone, we must have stuck out like a sore thumb, we bumped into Madonna and the group REM, our friend had packed a picnic dinner for us and we spent the night pretending to be posh, it was all very hilarious as we had spent our last 100 pounds for the week to pay for the registry wedding, we literally had no money left and when we went down to breakfast the next morning, we were handed the breakfast bill, which we couldn’t pay, so we had to call our friends to rescue us.
3. If you could do everything over, would you?
Our main reason for getting married in England and not our home town of PE South Africa was because we wanted to rather spend the money we would have spent on a wedding on a piece of land in Port Elizabeth, which we later sold. It would have been really nice to have the wedding I originally planned on having, on the beachfront at Storms River Mouth, but I also feel we didn’t make a huge mistake either by investing our money in land rather than one massive day.
4. Do you envy those that did have the wedding of their dreams?
I don’t envy anyone their dream wedding, we chose to not go that route, others choose to go full out, either way I married my lovely hubby, we’ve had our ups and downs, but we are very happy in PE again, loving the PE lifestyle, we’ve got 2 beautiful children with another on the way due in Jan 2017.
5. What do you think is the point behind having such a big and glamorous wedding?
Getting married for some is tradition or religious choice, whether you spend R100s or R1000s, it’s a personal thing, if a girl’s parents can afford to bless them with an over top the wedding that’s also good or if the couple pay for it themselves on a very tight budget, it’s all a personal choice.
Nothing wrong with lavish nothing wrong with inexpensive, as long as you are getting married for the right reasons, as long as you take the covenant of marriage seriously and as God intended it to be, your wedding doesn’t make your marriage, two people who love each other for who they are, respect each other and work hard every day at encouraging and lifting each other up, helping them to grow through the good days and the horrendous days, that’s what it’s all about.