Happy Bride: How I Dumped the Wedding Industry
Sarah Schacht

I’m happy for you to have evaded the wedding scams. I would encourage you to go homey and go hostess. The happiest weddings I’ve been to were shoestring affairs by sincere couples, religiously motivated. Go around and greet each guest and thank them for sharing the evening. They are there to support your marriage, don’t treat them as if they’re just staffing your wedding, or trading food for wedding gifts. If you were to start your marriage on ritzy materialism, you might end it there too. Build your conjugal community with building your community of friends and family.