Ah but my dear, money was worth so much more in those days, back when I was a young thing, just a wee slip of a girl, and thruppence ha'penny was a week's wages...That's absolutely brilliant! I had really wanted to just elope, but my husband wanted the whole big wedding thing, so we compromised and I made him do 80% of the planning, haha. Most of our budget was getting a favorite restaurant to cater. The rest was super cheap.
And yes, I approve of your making Mr Salander do the work. I bet he didn't have to sew anything. So there.