Unlike most women who go all out for their wedding day, 27-year-old Fenni Wang does not see the need to waste money splurging on items that will be used only once.
The online entrepreneur is happy to receive hand-me-downs for her wedding, and has acquired several items for her wedding in November through former brides. These women responded to online notices posted by Ms Wang requesting for items they no longer had a use for.
So far, Ms Wang has collected an ang pow box, a pink feathery pen, a box of rose-shaped soap, a brooch, and some pink crystals. Some of the items are old and slightly damaged, but they can be easily spruced up with DIY handiwork.
Ms Wang also intends to forego the usual pre-wedding photoshoot, as she thinks they are a waste of money. She will instead set aside two hours on her actual day to take photos.
The former civil servant also defied convention by opting for a simple $300 gold band instead of a diamond wedding ring. The 'market rate' for a diamond wedding ring is apparently at least two months of a man's salary, which means Ms Wang could have gotten a 5-carat diamond ring.
But after doing some research, Ms Wang realised diamonds do not hold their value as much as gold, and opted for a simple band instead.
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