The weekend news had an interesting contrast – one couple was featured for spending half a million on their lavish fairytale wedding, whereas another held their own budget wedding for $100 per head instead.

But while I believe in creating a memorable wedding, I personally refuse to fall prey to societal norms where Millennials spend extravagant amounts just to achieve an Instagram-perfect wedding. From bridesmaids proposals to engagement parties and finally the wedding reception, I have to admit that while they all look very fine and dandy on social media, mere mortals like myself simply cannot afford the hefty price tag in trying to keep up with such trends.

People were reassuring us that we didn’t have to worry as we would be able to “recoup” our banquet costs, but I don’t believe that any couple should expect their guests to cover their costs for them. If a couple …