Well this is definitely a creative way to try to save some budget on your wedding. And by "creative," I mean, "your future wife is going to kill you when she finds out about this."
A wedding singer and musician in the U.K. just posted a screenshot on Facebook of some text messages he got from a groom who was trying to book him for his wedding.
The groom said he couldn't pay in money, but if the guy performed he'd get food, beer, and, quote, "I'll put in a good word with the bridesmaids. I'm sure lockdowns got them like wild animals."
The wedding singer turned him down because he needed money, but the groom kept trying . . . and eventually the groom called the wedding singer, quote, "ungrateful" for turning down the offer.