Riddle: What’s the most expensive one-day affair in Singapore?

If you guessed weddings, you got that right.

With the costs of the average Singaporean wedding ranging from $40,000 – $70,000, it is no surprise that more and more couples are looking for ways to reduce this figure. After all, wouldn’t it make more sense to spend it on your new home instead (which you’ll be living in for years to come), rather than splurging everything on a one-day event that hardly lasts 15 hours?

If you’re here because you’re thinking of DIY-ing your own wedding, or just hoping to find ways to reduce the cost of your big day, here are some tips I’ve consolidated and applied to my own fairytale wedding (for under $100 per guest at the banquet):

The first step: Skip the diamond engagement ring.
Diamonds lose a large portion of their value the moment you purchase …