I think we are all at a loss for words right now as many of us are losing our jobs and feeling pushed and pulled in so many different directions. And then the wedding. What do we do about our wedding date, most of you have already put down non refundable deposits and have been planning this for over a year. The wedding industry has always been a market based on over consumption, and bank breaking, but it doesn’t have to be, I envision a new world order for the wedding industry, one that is more affordable, locally based, City Hall inspired, and not only wont break your bank, but will can even make it fatter. It isn’t easy to push back against the main stream as they are strong and have amazing marketing schemes that make them look so good, we all want that star studded wedding event. Shit even I wanna be a princess for a day, literally, but how can we do that affordably will be the question ? Well first of all we gotta cut back on the wedding party, the less guests we have the less money we’ll shell out for food and drinks. The second one is to rent an empty space a DYI space I love Peer Space for this, they ROCK! I had a 100 person baby shower at a super unique loft in dumbo and fed and got 100 people drunk for less than $1,000 yes I did that ! Sometimes its hard to imagine how we can get something done for so cheap, but its possible, It just may not look the way you think it will. The second part is NO THREE COURSE MEALS, you don’t have to cater, think things like pizza, tacos, and rice and beans, think of self serve tables. Think of foods that you can produce large amounts of at low cost and people can serve themselves, same goes for booze, think wine and beers, and maybe a few bottles of alcohol but mainly things you can get low cost and have people grab and go. And finally, You dont have to kill yourself over a dress thats a thousand dollars and up, I love boutique wedding shops like The Reformation IN The lower east side. Same goes for the Groom, their are amazing lower cost suit stores out there, just have to look for them. Okay, with all this being said, lets be opened minded to this new world were entering and remember we don’t have to cancel our lives, we just need to open our hearts and minds to a new way of seeing it.