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Have no idea at all of where to start. What do I need to plan, buy and organise.
Is it possible to have a reasonable priced wedding?
I don't want a real big wedding though.
Need help got to start planning even though we haven't set a date yet.
I'm not married yet but I know that E-bay is a good place to start looking for things and I also saw on tv-when you go to a shop don't mention the word wedding otherwise you'll get ripped off! Say it's a deb or a formal?!
when you go to a shop don't mention the word wedding otherwise you'll get ripped off! Say it's a deb or a formal?![/quote]
I got married in 2004 and when i went to get my bouquet i said wedding and the price went sky high.. went back a week later and picked flowers took them and made my own bouquet and it was about $100 cheaper.
I didn't have a big wedding, i had it in my inlaws back garden where we decorated with flowers and streamers and then we had a big party.. Our guests said it was the best wedding they been to for ages because there was no waiting around for anything, and it all went smoothly. We had a family member to video it and had all our guests to take pictures and then we got copies of everyones and made our own wedding album.. I think we spent about $2000 for everything thats including my dress, veil and tiarra. I bought my dress brand new at a discount wedding shop.
Good luck with everything, i'm sure whatever you choose, the day will be perfect..
Hi! Congrats on your upcoming wedding!!
Check out any wedding expos that may be coming up, they can give you heaps of ideas!
http://http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/events/queensland-brides-wedding-expo-9002933/index.cfm This is a link to one in April at Southbank which I think is close to you!
You could start by deciding on what sought of theme you want, whether it be a sit down meal, buffet or cocktail theme (cocktails can be cheap and fun as they allow guests to mingle more, and rather than a meal, they have the nibblies!)
What sought of location - beach, park, gardens, winery or hire out a hall.
Start thinking about your guest list - whether you want to invite every member of your extended family or perhaps close family and friends.
Write out what sought of budget you will be aiming for and get quotes for things like DJ, venue, meals, drinks, celbrant, dresses, rings, honeymoon, hair, makeup, photographers, whatever else you might be interested in having! And then see if you know people who could do some of the above for 'mates rates'! Maybe you know someone who can play guitar or a band for entertainment, or someone who can do photography for you...
I got married at a Winery in Dayboro and it was absolutely beautiful, my wedding total cost just under $10,000 - here is a link to the place we got hitched at -
It is so much fun (and stressful) organising a wedding, so give yourself plenty of time!
It is totally possible to have a beautiful wedding on a reasonable budget. DH and I got married four years ago at a local restaurant in Brissy, they have a beautiful wedding garden out the back. We got married at 9.30am and had a gourmet lunch outside for about 30 people and then about 2pm took off to our honeymoon! It was the best day and the great thing was because we went low key on the ceremony and reception we could afford a really decadent honeymoon, in fact we went on two, one up to the sunshine coast hinterland and then 5 nights on Brampton Island.
In regards to where to start looking, keep an ear out for the wedding expo, every state has one at least once a year. I also know in Brissy we have a Wedding Expo place at South Bank ( I think ) which is open all year round. Great thing is you can go and see products from many retailers, it's a great place just to get some ideas.
Good luck and remember not to stress too much!
taddy, personallly if you don't really know what is involved in a wedding.. keep it that wayy!
Write a list of what you think would be important to you on that day and how you imagined it.
Then it will be truely unique. Don't let the "wedding format" infuence you.
Just do it like you were plannnig a party and invite a priest or celebrant as well.
www.bridesdiary.com.au (http://www.bridesdiary.com.au) is a great site to help planning too :thumbsup:
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