If I had it my way, our wedding should have cost less than $5,000 and we were not expecting any financial help from our families. But since marriage is about 2 families coming together, the next best thing is to stretch the budget the best we can.

First Principle on Wedding For Singaporeans- Start With Why

Many people get caught up with the details of the wedding planning and arguments and debts roll early into marriage, an unnecessary beginning that strains relationships.

It was important for us to start with why and our whys help us stay centred when we have disagreements in the planning process:

1. We wanted to honour our parents as best as we can.

That means we try to accommodate their requests as best as we can within a limit. The planning serves as an exercise of balancing between honouring them and also drawing boundaries to