Thrifty bride shares how she spent £60 on her lockdown wedding food which fed the family the next day too

A SAVVY bride has shared how she spent just £60 on her lockdown wedding food – and there were leftovers to feed her family the next day. 

Sarah Mitchell, from Lincolnshire, posted photos of her purse-friendly nuptials from the weekend, and revealed she had saved a fortune. 

Taking to the Facebook group Feed Your Family on a Budget, Sarah wrote: “Yesterday was my wedding day. 

“We had a small reception at my in-laws, we spent about £60 on food, soft drinks, and pudding for 8 people. 

“It's also fed 6 of us today with stuff leftover for a pack up tomorrow.”

Before lockdown, the average UK wedding was £31,974, according to Hitch, and Sarah is among those making huge savings thanks to guest lists being restricted to 15 people.

She added: “The whole wedding was well under £500, mine and my daughters skirts cost £100.”

Many people were highly impressed at her thrifty special day, and it has racked up over 5,000 likes. 

One person wrote: “Well done for reminding us that it's possible to get married without spending what amounts to the deposit on a house.”

Another added: “That’s brilliant, congratulations! You look fabulous and that’s how a wedding should be a(my opinion) intimate!”

Weddings have been given a big shake up since the pandemic shut down the idea of a traditional ceremony and party in March.

Under new rules in England wedding ceremonies became restricted to 15 people from September 28.

The number will still apply even where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a COVID-19 secure venue.

We shared how a devastated couple revealed the agony of having to uninvite family members from wedding after new coronavirus rules.

Meanwhile, coronavirus marshals ordered to target weddings and pubs wearing body cameras to film distancing breaches.

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