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Planning Your Perfect Wedding? Actress Kristen Bell Proves Why Money Doesn't Matter

Planning Your Perfect Wedding? Actress Kristen Bell Proves Why Money Doesn't Matter

Who says you have to have an expensive wedding to show how much you love your partner? Actress Kristen Bell is bucking the lavish celebrity wedding trend and showing off her unique wedding photos for the first time ever. Bell and husband of three years Dax Shepard tied the knot in a non-celebrity style wedding and apparently wouldn’t change a thing about what she calls “one of the best days of my life.”

The Bad Moms actress recently sat down with CBS Sunday Morning and talked about her non-traditional nuptials and shared never before seen photos from the big day. Just after the wedding in 2013, Shepard revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that he and Bell managed to spend just $142 on their wedding, which included the cost of gas for the ride over to the courthouse.

Bell, who wore a smart black dress on her wedding day rather than a white gown, describes the experience saying, “We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse, and it was still one of the best days of my life.” The couple, who now have two kids together, have been very open about the amount of work that goes into a marriage. In a 2015 interview with Good Housekeeping the couple revealed that they have been in couple’s therapy from the beginning of their relationship. Bell described their couple’s counseling sessions saying, “You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don't figure out how to cook without reading a recipe. Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about.”

And when it comes to parenthood, Bell is an open book about why she believes Shepard makes such an amazing dad. She says, “He knows the value of things. He was an addict for many, many years and he pulled himself out of it, and he's been sober for 11, 12 years now. ... And he knows how many times he's messed up and how many times he's been really closing to losing everything.”

What do you think about Bell and Shepard’s inexpensive wedding?

Do you prefer a traditional wedding or something more modest?

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  • rebecca_1178 By rebecca_1178
    07.28.16  

    My husband and I did a wedding like this, just the two of us and an officiant and it cost us less than $200. I saved us so much stress and money and let us just focus on one another. It's nice to see celebrities being happy with one another.

  • Chele55 By Chele55
    09.05.16  

    The type of wedding ceremony I will have is still up for debate. It is difficult to imagine starting a marriage with debt, especially with how much a wedding could cost. Therefore I feel it's best to do what feels right for you as a couple. It is great to see people who are openly choosing their own path in the public eye and not ashamed by their decisions. A celebration of two people's lives is a personal matter that should be up to them to choose.

  • Awall22 By Awall22
    09.21.16  

    I like their idea! My wedding was also simple but I will remember it for a long time.With smaller more intimate weddings in my opinion you have more fun and it's more intimate.You don't have to worry about the cost and expenses afterwards.

  • DawnPenaflor By DawnPenaflor
    04.01.17  

    I really liked their wedding idea. Many people like to marry in a simple and sweet way like they did, while some make their dreams true through making their wedding unique. Some people like to marry in a church while some plan for destination weddings. Many people choose unique and beautiful venues like from http://theaddisonofbocaraton.com/, Bocaresort, Thecooperestate, etc. to make their wedding memorable.

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