Cupid's Pulse Article: Sean Parker Marries Alexandra Lenas in  Million WeddingCupid's Pulse Article: Sean Parker Marries Alexandra Lenas in  Million Wedding

By Petra Halbur

Sean Parker married Alexandra Lenas on Saturday, June 1st, in one of the most expensive weddings Silicon Valley had ever seen. According to People, Parker and Lenas tied the knot before 300 family and friends in a ceremony that cost $9 million. The Ventana Inn, where the wedding took place, was decorated to resemble a movie set, complete with fake waterfalls, a gated cottage and a $600,000 stone gate. The dance floor reportedly cost $350,000 and the cost of flowers and plants totaled to $1 million.

How do you decide how much money to spend on your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s easy to get carried away with a wedding. Of course, you want to make your big day memorable but you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. Cupid has some ideas to help:

1. Remember what’s important: Ultimately, your wedding is a ceremony to mark the beginning of your new life with your spouse. Don’t lose sight of that.

2. Prioritize: Decide which part of the wedding is most important to you. Is it the dress? The location? The cake? Pick one or two things to splurge on and take a frugal approach to the rest.

3. Consider the long-term: A wedding lasts only one day. Consider your honeymoon, and any future vacations or material indulgences that you might rather spend the money on.

How did you budget your wedding? Tell us below.