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    Would I travel for a family wedding? No question. Especially since its easy- if it were, say a qld beach wedding when df and I and our families all live in vic I would be worried about mounting cost. (Df would love a qld beach wedding )
    We would book accom for the night before and possibly the night after if it were too far away from a family member willing to lend us a bed. Our boys love the thrill of staying in motels and hotels!

    As for which option I think they all sound lovely. Where can you see yourself? Which would be the easiest to organise? Which will cost the least?

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    Thanks ladies!
    Australian v American etiquette if there is such a thing (or expectations as the case may be)
    If you have a wedding away from home, are you obligated or should you, pay for accom for others? If not for all guests then at least parents and maybe wedding party?
    I love the treasury building - and everything is easy to organise in melb including flowers, hair, make up, photographer etc.
    The winery is beautiful but kind of in the middle of nowhere so organising things would be harder and give me a headache!
    And to be honest (no one vomit please!) I actually don't give a toss about the wedding. I just want to be married to my DF. Watching him become a dad, with our son, his support and love to me, i just want to tell our family and close friends that I want to be with him forever

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    my sister paid for our families accommodation - 4 adults & 3 kids in 1 gorgeous private stay house. I know they also hired 3 coaches to ferry guests from their hotels/rentals, to & from the venue. other than that it was up to the guests to figure out what they wanted to do. it was over the long weekend so a lot of people had a couple of nights to hang around and explore the area

    for a friends wedding, they'd already organised a group discount if we all booked into the hotel together. (about 80-100 of us)

    if you can find ways to make it more affordable for guests, I think that'll help

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimemum34 View Post
    Thanks ladies!
    Australian v American etiquette if there is such a thing (or expectations as the case may be)
    If you have a wedding away from home, are you obligated or should you, pay for accom for others? If not for all guests then at least parents and maybe wedding party?
    I love the treasury building - and everything is easy to organise in melb including flowers, hair, make up, photographer etc.
    The winery is beautiful but kind of in the middle of nowhere so organising things would be harder and give me a headache!
    And to be honest (no one vomit please!) I actually don't give a toss about the wedding. I just want to be married to my DF. Watching him become a dad, with our son, his support and love to me, i just want to tell our family and close friends that I want to be with him forever


    Joking!!

    Go with your heart! To me, it sounds like you are leaning towards melbourne. Do it! Do you have a date in mind yet? If you are thinking in the distant future then you have plenty of leisure time to attend bridal expos and gather info.
    If you do have a date and are working towards that, then I think the sooner you book, the better. Just to make sure you get what you want.

    As for paying for accommodation: if it were me, I know we wouldn't have the money in the budget to offer. And I don't believe anyone who we invite would be expecting it either?
    I don't have huge experience with weddings, but I have been a bridesmaid for my sister and the night before her wedding she rented a room for herself, another bridesmaid and I. Memory is fuzzy but I think our parents may have stayed next door? Her groom and groomsmen stayed at their house. I know she paid for the room, but we shared... Df was best man at a wedding nearly two years ago at a country hotel everyone paid for their own rooms...
    So, to clarify my very confusing ramble here:
    1. Don't fuss about paying accom for others, especially if you have a tight budget. Wedding party is included in this (in my opinion anyway)

    2. Location- go with your heart. I personally love the sound of the treasury building- I've been there and adore it! What does your df think?

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    DF seems worried that he's letting me down by not having a massive 200 guests wedding. He's done it before and never thought he'd be doing it again.
    But I can't think of 200 people id want to invite ! Or even 100!
    He's open to anything!
    If we did stay closer to home, there's a place we regularly go for breakfast that id have for a reception if they would do what I wanted!

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    Am I being a bridesmaidzilla

    My best friend asked me to be in her wedding. It's going to be huge. 6 bridesmaids/groomsman. Dd will be flower girl but my son is left out? Both kids are God kids to her. Her sisters son was born a month after mine so he's Page boy so I get that but I thought she would just done two being such a 'huge wedding'. I feel hurt sort of I haven't said anything because I never would it's her day I just complained to hubby lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Am I being a bridesmaidzilla

    My best friend asked me to be in her wedding. It's going to be huge. 6 bridesmaids/groomsman. Dd will be flower girl but my son is left out? Both kids are God kids to her. Her sisters son was born a month after mine so he's Page boy so I get that but I thought she would just done two being such a 'huge wedding'. I feel hurt sort of I haven't said anything because I never would it's her day I just complained to hubby lol
    Haha hubbies are good to complain to! They can't go anywhere and have to at least appear as though they're listening!

    I don't think you're being a bridesmaidzilla. It would be nice if there was a spot for your son in the wedding. Unfortunately there's not. And that's ok. But it's still ok to feel the way you feel.

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    I got a quote for wedding stationery today and I wonder if it's reasonable?

    The invite is printed on cream card, with natural coloured card backing. With embellishments - Think burlap, lace, jute, pocket style invitation.

    The quote I've got is $350 for the following:
    40 invites and envelopes including insert card for guest info/accommodation
    40 save the dates and envelopes
    40 RSVP and envelopes
    40 thank you cards and envelopes

    All including custom printing including guest names and addresses and return address on RSVP.

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    @GucciDahling - no I think that is pretty expensive.

    I am joining in here as I am bridesmaid for my sister who is getting married in November ...

    I have just been designing her wedding invites - and its going to cost around $150 for 70 invites, 70 RSVP cards, envelopes for all, menu's, stickers/cards for gifts and thankyou cards.

    That is with shimmer paper, lace & buckle and metallic card/envelopes.


    They actually arent hard to do yourself. (The pocket style invites you can buy off ebay for about $1 per invite - they are a PITA to make so I would buy those)

    another great site for invites is http://www.aliexpress.com/ its kinda like ebay as its various retailers etc - but mainly sells in bulk. Make sure you find things with free postage as otherwise postage is expensive - but many things are much cheaper than ebay

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    Quote Originally Posted by BH-KatiesMum View Post
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    @GucciDahling - no I think that is pretty expensive.

    I am joining in here as I am bridesmaid for my sister who is getting married in November ...

    I have just been designing her wedding invites - and its going to cost around $150 for 70 invites, 70 RSVP cards, envelopes for all, menu's, stickers/cards for gifts and thankyou cards.

    That is with shimmer paper, lace & buckle and metallic card/envelopes.


    They actually arent hard to do yourself. (The pocket style invites you can buy off ebay for about $1 per invite - they are a PITA to make so I would buy those)

    another great site for invites is http://www.aliexpress.com/ its kinda like ebay as its various retailers etc - but mainly sells in bulk. Make sure you find things with free postage as otherwise postage is expensive - but many things are much cheaper than ebay
    Yep I agree. Seems expensive.


 

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