Today, the average Australian wedding costs couples $36,200 (according to Money Smart) with most of the budget going towards food, alcohol and the venue.
If you are planning your big day, these figures are almost enough to scare you off getting married altogether! However, it IS possible to plan a stylish wedding on a budget without having to completely forego all the little creative touches that will make your day unforgettable.
For inspiration and motivation we’ve put together 4 creative ways to bring your wedding in under $5000.
#1 – The backyard wedding
A backyard wedding not only adds sentimentality to the day, it’s also somewhat rustic, allowing for simple personal touches with a creative flair.
Rustic wedding decorations can easily be fashioned from dried or seasonal flowers (check out dried flower delivery Sydney) pine cones, succulents, twigs and twine, and fruit and vegetables. Visit op shops for vintage jars and vases or even unusual items like ornate birdcages which could be used as a ‘wishing well’.
Look to borrow rather than buy or hire; use family linen and ask friends/neighbours for tables and chairs. Finger food means no cutlery is needed and there is less washing up.
However, make sure you have a ‘Plan B’ if the weather doesn’t hold; have a strategically placed gazebo/s and a cleared covered or inside area.