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DIY weddings - where to spend and where to save money

Trisha Miller • March 27, 2017
DIY weddings - where to spend and where to save money - WeddingWise Articles
It’s no mystery that weddings are expensive. In fact, the average wedding costs around $30,000. Although most of us wish we could spare no expense on the happiest day of our lives, it’s just not always a reality. So, the question is, how do you achieve a DIY, budget-friendly wedding that is still the wedding of your dreams? Let’s dive into the basics of what you need to know in order to do this at a fraction of the traditional wedding price.

Venue

This will often vary wildly depending on where you live, but if your perfect wedding involves an outdoor ceremony, check with local parks, beaches, and recreation areas to see if a wedding ceremony is allowed. It may be a matter of paying a small fee for a permit to use the space. This could potentially save heaps compared to a fancy venue. Do you know a friend or family member with a house or bach in that perfect seaside or rural setting? Organise a less formal wedding in that space instead of a commercial wedding venue.…

“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Fun Ways to Ask Your Favourite Girls

Steff Green • March 20, 2013
“Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” Fun Ways to Ask Your Favourite Girls - WeddingWise Articles
You’ve got the ring and you’ve chosen a date. And now comes one of the first tasks on your wedding-to-do list: choosing your wedding party. Asking siblings, cousins or close friends to be your bridesmaids (or bridesmen) is a big decision, and you should take the opportunity to thank these special people for the role they’ve played in your life so far. While a simple, heartfelt “will you be my bridesmaid?” is all you need, if you want to do something really special for your girls (or guys), then here are a few creative ideas:

Bridesmaid Survival Kit

Your bridesmaids are going to be helping you through every stage of your wedding planning. If you’re crafty, you could make each of them a “survival kit” to help them through the process. Each kit would be personal to each bridesmaid and could contain: A bottle of wine (to keep her sane) A handkerchief (for all the tears) Makeup samples (to help her shine on the big day) A stress ball or scented bath bomb (for relaxing after…

Bridal Style: 5 Bouquet Alternatives

Steff Green • March 06, 2013
Bridal Style: 5 Bouquet Alternatives - WeddingWise Articles
The tradition of a bride carrying a bouquet of flowers on her wedding day has a very surprising origin. During the medieval period, where the plague claimed many lives, brides would carry a bouquet of garlic and dill on their wedding day. These herbs were thought to ward off plague. The tradition continued and, as the threat of plague diminished, brides began to add their favourite herbs and flowers to their bouquets – after all, you don’t want garlic breath on your wedding day! Although many brides still attach importance to carrying a flower bouquet down the aisle, you might like to carry something a little different. Here are some ideas for bouquet alternatives.

Craft Bouquets

You can make a bouquet out of practically anything – buttons and felt, feathers, beads, shells, origami, even candy. A crafted bouquet could match your wedding theme – for example, a shell bouquet for a beach wedding – and has the added bonus of lasting forever (well, except a candy…

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