Planning a wedding can be an exciting but also daunting task, especially when it comes to budgeting. Surveys have shown that the average cost of a wedding in Australia ranges between $35,000 to $65,000.
However, it's important to remember that weddings are not about spending a lot of money, they're about celebrating with loved ones and joining families.
There are ways to save money while still having a beautiful and memorable wedding. Here are some below
Have a small wedding party
Hold your ceremony and reception at the same place
Get married mid-week
Choose a venue that is already stunning and doesn’t need too much decorating
Enlist local wedding vendors
Op shop and FB marketplace (and sell after)
Know your budget and stick to it
Don't let anyone make you feel guilty about spending your money the way you want to
Remember that the "wedding tax" is a myth, suppliers are not making exorbitant profits
Forget wedding favours
Don't forget to include the extra costs of destination weddings and long-weekend celebrations in your budget
Talk to your vendors about budget - some will accommodate, such as florists choosing local, in-season flowers and more greenery
Research and compare costs of various suppliers and vendors before finalising any decision
Remind yourself that weddings aren't about spending a lot of money, they're about celebrating with loved ones and joining families
Do you have any tips that helped you stay on track with your budget? Use the comment section to share!