The young couple beaming in the square-shaped image of their big day could be just another post on Instagram — but the snap was also a personal finance lesson in disguise.
“I wore a second-hand dress that was £70, Steph wore a free dress that her mum had worn to get married two years’ earlier, we DIY’ed and made the best of what we had,” posted Lisa Garwood-Cross, the 28-year-old behind the @living_thrifty account.
Making a bouquet of paper flowers from a vintage comic book (cost: £1.58) is one way she’s been sharing the story with her 11,000 followers on the picture-sharing app of how she stuck to a £2,500 wedding budget.
The “Instagram generation” may be criticised for loving consumption-fuelled images of designer clothes, expensive brunches and exotic holidays, but the platform is increasingly providing the “inspo” for those looking to save money, learn to budget, start a retirement fund or get out of debt.
Amid the deluge of selfies, “content…