Winnipeg couples cutting costs by sharing wedding day

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WATCH: Weddings often come with a big price tag, but a Winnipeg business is hoping to help cut costs for couples. Global's Amber McGuckin reports – Nov 20, 2017

It’s a big day that often comes with a big price tag – your wedding day.

But a Winnipeg business is hoping to help cut costs for couples. It’s called Pop Up Weddings Manitoba and how it works is several couples get married one after the other, sharing the costs of the venue, décor, wedding planner, photographer, flowers and commissioner all for about $3,000.

“We were really thinking about a lot of the debt that people have nowadays and we just said you know there’s got to be a better way and a better solution,” Christy Elias from Pop Up Weddings said.

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Tasha Woodhouse and her husband Taylor Oman grew up knowing each other. They wanted the big wedding day, without the costs.

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“It was a very reasonable price and it took a lot of the hard work out of it, which was fantastic and they were so wonderful to work with,” Woodhouse said.

“We’re a family of six, we’ve got four children. I work full time, he’s a full time student. We don’t have a ton of money so doing this just was amazing. It was exactly fitting for us.”

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According to Weddingbells, the average Canadian wedding costs $30,717 when you factor in the honeymoon too.

With more than 5,000 couples getting married in Manitoba yearly, some are looking for more affordable options.

READ MORE: Couples can now get hitched at Winnipeg City Hall

In Winnipeg there is another choice for those looking to save some cash on their wedding. City Hall started offering weddings there last year for a ceremony fee of $500.

To date 63 couples have tied the knot at City Hall.

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