I agree. Sometimes it's just best not to. Also spending money on some things rather than others.. Like necessities.. I don't understand but will be happy for her the whole time no doubt.
I do take my hat off to someone who can do a beautiful wedding (or a wedding they love) on a budget but I can also see when going the cheap option for everything isn't working. I do think it's a hard one to get right but can pay off 100%
they're very cheap though so I wasn't at all surprised.
I don't think there's any issue with making a simple observation. it something is tacky, it's tacky. no use pretending it's not😂
The registry office in South Yarra is a lovely alternative to the one in the city. I had mine there a few months ago.. All up I think it cost about $400-500 and then we had dinner at Maha afterwards 😊
We did it this way as we are very private. Also a big expensive full on do is just not our thing. We spent the money on a massive honeymoon instead ($30k for an amazing 5 week adventure). Wouldn't change it for the world as it suited us perfectly!
Do what suits you and makes you happy whether that's eloping, registry office, 4 people on a beach or a 300 guest extravaganza 😊
Mine was about 8 years ago so cant remember many of the prices and we spent $20k including honeymoon.
My parents paid for my dress $1800
Mum also is a hairdresser so did my hair.
Cake was around $200/$300
I did my own invites so only spent a few hundred
Didnt have any bridesmaids
I wanted to elope and then have a big wedding/house warming party as we just built but everyone talked me out of it, I do regret not doing it though
We spent more than we were intending on our wedding. Our reception venue changed the packages about 6 months prior to our wedding (we booked 2 years ahead) and added about 60% of our original venue costs to the price 😕
Dress (incl. alterations) $2000
Accessories (pearl and swarovski crystal headpiece and gold cubic zirconia earrings) $500
My shoes $60
Hair and makeup free courtesy of my wonderful uncle and fried of my mum
DH's suit and shoes $300
Gifts for BM and GM $700
Stationery (invites with all bits and pieces, place cards, seating charts) $250
Music at ceremony free (courtesy of very talented friends)
Reception (incl venue hire, catering, accommodation) $8000
Photographer (DH's choice - he's got strong opinions on photography) $4500
Cake and bonbonniere $550
Decorations (DIY for reception and ceremony) $450
Honeymoon around $5500
Did I miss anything?
If my mum hadn't stepped in and interfered with the guest list and necessitating a change in the type of reception venue, which led to a change in everything else including my dress, we would have spent under $10k because I wanted small, simple and elegant. The photographer would have been the biggest cost.
Mum did hers for under $5k and it was amazing.
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