Couple get married in ‘bride and groom’ T-shirts, jeans and trainers

Couple get married in ‘bride and groom’ t-shirts, jeans and trainers to prove you don’t need to splash out to ‘please other people’

  • Rebecca Maxwell, 26, from Northumberland donned a white ‘Bride’ T-shirt 
  • Her husband Glen, 30, sported a black t-shirt with ‘Groom’ emblazoned across it
  • Their wedding party and guests all wore jeans and t-shirt in a bid to save money  

A bride and groom tied the knot both wearing jeans and t-shirts in a bid to prove weddings don’t have to be expensive.

Rebecca Maxwell, 26, from Northumberland donned a white ‘Bride’ T-shirt with black jeans and box-fresh white Converses while her husband Glen Maxwell, 30, sported a black t-shirt with ‘Groom’ emblazoned across it, with matching jeans and trainers.   

The couple kept the outfits on for both their reception and ceremony to show they didn’t need a dress and suit for their big day to be special.    

Rebecca said: ‘When we were planning our wedding, we started doing everything to please other people.

Rebecca Maxwell, 26, from Northumberland donned a white ‘Bride T-shirt’ with black jeans and box-fresh white Converses while her husband Glen Maxwell, 30, sported a black T-shirt with ‘Groom’ emblazoned across it, with matching jeans and trainers as they tied the knot

‘It becomes like a big expensive show, a production for everyone else and the real reasons are lost in all that. It should be about how in love you are. I don’t know anyone who gets married just because they think their partner is alright’ Rebecca said

‘Our guest list was getting out of hand. You feel like you have to invite people because you don’t want to upset them rather than because you want them there.

‘We had spent hours looking through Pinterest at all the dresses, cakes and decorations and you do get sucked in.

‘But at the end of the day, Glen and I just really weren’t bothered about all of that. 

The newlyweds bought similar personalised tops for the bridal party, best man and mother and father of the bride and asked their 40 guests to wear jeans and t-shirts too. 

The couple kept the outfits on for both their reception and ceremony to show they didn’t need a dress and suit for their big day to be special

The newlyweds bought similar personalised tops for the bridal party, best man and mother and father of the bride and asked their 40 guests to wear jeans and t-shirts too

Rebecca and Glen, who have a nine-month-old daughter Eleanor, got engaged in August 2016 and started planning a big white wedding.

But the more they planned the more GCSE and A-Level tutor Rebecca and Glen, who works in security, knew a ‘fancy’ wedding wasn’t for them.

The couple never enjoyed lavish holidays or date nights but prefer casual days out, exploring or snuggling on the sofa and spending quality time together.  

‘I had even bought a wedding dress but after having Eleanor I went to try it on again and I ended up crying. It just was not what I wanted at all’ Rebecca added.

Rebecca and Glen, who have a nine-month-old daughter Eleanor, got engaged in August 2016 and started planning a big white wedding

The more they planned the more GCSE and A-Level tutor Rebecca and Glen, who works in security, knew a ‘fancy’ wedding wasn’t for them. The couple never enjoyed lavish holidays or date nights but prefer casual days out, exploring or snuggling on the sofa and spending quality time together

‘I felt like I had lost sight of why I was getting married. It was like I was trying to get married like Pinterest had told me to get married.

‘Glen made a flippant comment, saying “we could get married in jeans and t-shirts and I’d still love you” and that was that.

‘Me and my husband, we just like simple things. We don’t like big holidays and fancy nights out. We just love each other’s company.

And after pricing everything up, Rebecca and Glen’s excitement to get hitched became completely overshadowed by the stress of how they would afford it. 

Now the lovebirds are sharing the snaps from their casual wedding to show other couples that their big day doesn’t need to break the bank to be special

A big dress or fancy day, that all paled into insignificance. I want to show other brides that if they don’t have a big budget, it doesn’t matter. They don’t have to spend a fortune or put all that pressure on themselves’ Rebecca said

Instead of putting on an ‘expensive show’ for everyone, the bride and groom decided to be true to themselves and ditch all their extravagant plans for a more relaxed do.

Now the lovebirds are sharing the snaps from their casual wedding to show other couples that their big day doesn’t need to break the bank to be special.   

‘What was special was that we were going to join together and I was going to have the same surname as my little girl’ Rebecca said.

‘A big dress or fancy day, that all paled into insignificance.

‘I want to show other brides that if they don’t have a big budget, it doesn’t matter. They don’t have to spend a fortune or put all that pressure on themselves.

‘As long as you marry the person you love, surrounded by people you love, your day will be special.

‘Me and my husband are still married just like all those people who are in £20,000 debt.

‘I do really believe that so many people lose sight of the real reasons to get married.

‘It becomes like a big expensive show, a production for everyone else and the real reasons are lost in all that.

‘It should be about how in love you are. I don’t know anyone who gets married just because they think their partner is alright.’

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