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Has anyone had a budget wedding or experience in planning one?

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1 year ago
We went to a wedding a few years ago. Was family. Their budget was $5,000. Was just a marquee in a paddock, with a spit, and just music playing over speakers and I have to say it was the funniest wedding we've been too!!! A few weeks before we went to a very very fancy wedding, fine dining. They spent well over $50,000 and it was so boring. And we left starving. My little piece of duck didn't fill me πŸ˜‚

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1 year ago
I'll take the marquee and spit any day

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1 year ago
πŸ‘

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1 year ago
Yeah it was so much fun. Was so relaxed and everyone had such a great time.

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1 year ago
I got married at the registry office, went to the pub straight after across the road and then had the β€œreception” at my favourite restaurant. I don’t know what you consider budget ... dinner cost us $6000 but we were drinking $200-$300 bottles of wine. There were 10 of us at dinner and that includes my two teenage kids. Fabulous night though! Had so much fun.

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1 year ago
Wow. I couldn't imagine wasting that much money on glorified grape juice πŸ˜‚

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1 year ago
If they can afford it, why not?

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1 year ago
And it’s still cheap compared to most weddings

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1 year ago
Ours was around 5k. Make invitations and place cards etc (spotlight is good!) we had catering which was the most expensive thing. Dress was very simple and $600 from a local dressmaker. Made the cakes, one bridesmaid/best man (we paid for their outfits) and no hens or bucks, we just think it’s a really outdated and pointless thing.

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1 year ago
Ours was $40k 4 years ago

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1 year ago
^ Shit sorry. I meant $4000, not $40,000. I'd love to spend that much on a wedding but I don't work and hubby is an uber driver πŸ’©

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1 year ago
$4000 is enough to have a decent wedding on a budget

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1 year ago
What sorts of things did you do?

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1 year ago
We were very fortunate that my parents own a beautiful old farmhouse. We're country folk so we had a pig on a spit and people sat on bales of hay, that sort of thing. Best day ever. Id suggest looking on ebay, etsy, gumtree etc. Good luck πŸ₯°

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1 year ago
I'd love a wedding like that 😍

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1 year ago
Me too!

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1 year ago
We had a garden ceremony and then left for our honeymoon, best day of my life

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1 year ago
That sounds perfect, sounds like you're still in love, that's awesome 😊

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1 year ago
I went to a garden wedding, instead of a reception they had afternoon tea.
A small group of friends made the food. I don't know how much it cost, but it wasn't much.
They hired tables, chairs plus covers (not for everyone just a few), the flowers were bought from a supermarket and arranged on the tables.
We ate sandwiches, scones and cupcakes, tea coffee and champagne to drink.
There was no venue hire it was at a local park.
It was a really nice wedding.

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1 year ago
It's one day. Why spend so much, when it can go towards a house deposit.

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1 year ago
Maybe

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1 year ago
Sounds like a lovely wedding

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1 year ago
It was beautiful. I wish I could post pictures on here.

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1 year ago
me too

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1 year ago
I got married in the registry office, then went out for dinner.

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1 year ago
These are all really good ideas, thank you everyone for taking time out of your day to help me 😊

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1 year ago
Our wedding was under 10k, in 2004, including dresses, photography, hair & make-up (professional).
Garden ceremony, reception in hall with caters, friends as DJ & MC, friends & their friends cars, did stationery & bomboniers ourselves, friend did flowers & cake. Friends were paid or given gifts. Looking back, we would have preferred a hotel/venue reception.

Shop around for your items, don't mentioned 'wedding' unless you have to. See what you can do yourself, eg try vista print.

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1 year ago
^ πŸ‘