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Groom asks guests to pay for wedding expenses

DERBYSHIRE, U.K. — Weddings are expensive and many couples have trouble paying for everything before the big day arrives. So one couple in England decided to cut costs and ask guests to cover the wedding expenses.

Ben Farina and Clare Moran plan to wed in June 2018 and their venue in Derbyshire is going to be about $13,500, according to the BBC.

To help, they’re asking the 60 adult guests to pay $203 each. For the 20 children, parents will pay around $67.

The money will cover a three-night stay at the venue, which includes a pool and spa. It’s a wedding that Farina says will be “like an all-inclusive holiday.”

“We had spoken about marriage because we’ve got a little girl together and I always said we wouldn’t be able to afford to do it, or it would have to be a registry office wedding, not a big wedding,” Moran said.

The couple plans to spend around $2,700 of their own money to pay for drinks, food, dresses, and suits.