Thank you for all your support with my wedding series. I know wedding talk isn’t for everyone and that’s fine but I really appreciate your support. Since my last post a lot of stuffed has been organised.
What’s Styling and Do I Need It?
Did you know there’s such a thing called a wedding stylist? Well I didn’t. A wedding stylist tends to organise the flowers, some are qualified florists as well and they style your whole ceremony and reception. Pretty much they style as much as you want. I had a look into a stylist and it was going to cost me about $3,000 which is quite a bit considering our wedding is small and we didn’t want much styling or flowers. My friend recommended I speak with a florist, which was the best advice! I found an up and coming florist near me. We had a meeting, they got a good understanding of what we were trying to achieve for our wedding day, shared and few examples and ta da we had a quote! They’re even doing all the styling, which like I mentioned is very basic. All up the flowers are costing just over $650! BARGAIN!
Save the Dates and Invitations
We decided not to do Save the Dates as we’re only having 40 people at our wedding. Everyone that’s invited has been given a text with the date. I know it’s not fancy or special, but to be honest we felt it was a waste of money for us. For invitations I found it a little overwhelming. In the end we decided to go with a graphic designer we met at some country markets near where my Fiancé is from. So we’re supporting local Australians, getting the perfect design for us and its so affordable! Our Wedding Invitations will cost under $200 which in my books is another bargain.
Another option to consider is creating a website with all the wedding details. This is great if you have a lot of international guests or are having a destination wedding.
Now onto the exciting part! Honeymoon is booked and paid for! I mentioned previously we we’re a bit annoyed we couldn’t do Europe in summer, so we had a think of a few options. In the end we decided we wanted relaxing but with some activities as I get a bit bored if I have too much beach time. We researched a few places and decided on 5 days in Singapore for all the touristy stuff and of course the shopping, followed by 5 days in the Maldives. We’re so happy with this, it’s the perfect balance for us.
Also big tip, use frequent flyer points. When we got our mortgage there was a promotion where you would get 250,000 Velocity Points. We decided to save them for this moment exactly. Obviously we’ve bought a bit since then so we had extra points. But in total our points covered flights to Singapore, one flight to the Maldives, return flights to Sydney and some of our accommodation in Singapore. Not bad at all.
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