With the average cost of a wedding in Australia soaring to a mega $65,000 it’s no wonder Australians are looking for cheaper ways to celebrate their wedding day. Cheap weddings don’t need to be tacky and disorganised however. With smart styling skills, and a little frugal know-how, you can achieve dazzling results without breaking the bank. Here’s how you can deliver a chic result that will have your guests ooh’ing and aah’ing you right to your check-in counter for your long awaited honeymoon (that you can actually afford).
1. Location, location, location
You can save some serious coin by making smart choices with your wedding location. When choosing your wedding venue, look past the interior as you can always dress up a venue with some smart styling incorporating top wedding linen. After all, some of the best wedding venues may be a beachside scout hall or a daggy RSL located on a cliff-face with gobsmacking views. Or as simple as a secluded beach setting where there is a zero-cost venue hire. Just be sure to have a back-up plan in case of bad weather, so you don’t end up a subject on Australia’s Cheapest Weddings.
2. Dress up a daggy venue with smart DIY styling choices
Once you have your low-cost venue sorted, channel your creative genius towards making smart styling choices to dress up that outdated RSL or scout hall. Use wedding linen like flocking table runners, chair covers, chair sashes, tablecloths and table skirting to disguise unsightly furniture and you’ll have a stylish, yet cheap wedding in a flash.
3. Add your personal DIY flair
When planning a cheap wedding, you have the chance to create a superbly unique wedding that is a genuine reflection of you and your hubby-to-be. Once you establish your unique theme, hit up the dollar shops, visit St Vinnies and your local op shop. Trawl Ebay, Gumtree and anything else on the World Wide Web and you’ll be surprised at the savings you can make.
4. Go rustic with your theming
Lucky for us penny pinchers, rustic theming is fashionably IN right now. Take Pinterest’s lead on the zillions of whimsical images of rustic styled weddings and capitalise on the mismatched vases, mason jars as drinking glasses, hanging paper lanterns, handmade bunting and chalkboard signage. Order some hessian table runners with fresh white cloth napkins and top them with candles or handmade centrepieces that have a special place in your and your beloved-to-be’s world. It’s all stuff that is so achievable, fashionably handmade and cheap, cheap, cheap!
5. Hand picked, home grown
2016/2017 is certainly a good time to pull off a frugal wedding. Following on from the rustic trend, one of hottest wedding trends is the organic, homegrown epidemic that’s already hit the food scene. Trawl any wedding magazine or website and you’ll see that rather than anything too formal or structured, it’s fashionable to have your Aunt Nancy bake your wedding cake and flowers rank much higher on the style stakes if they’re homegrown, homemade arrangements, thrown together by you and your bridesmaids the day before the wedding. To showcase these very natural and possibly wild elements, pair them with understated yet structured event linen like organza table runners and napkins in neutral tones and crisp white wedding tablecloths.
6. Use event linen to add chicness on a budget
When working out where to spend money, be sure to take advantage of the excellent range of wedding linen available online at wholesale prices direct to the public. Luna Events have a smorgasbord of wholesale-priced event linen including table cloths, table runners, napkins, chair covers, chair sashes and table skirting that can take your cheap wedding from the ‘cheap and not-so-cheerful’ to the ‘cheap and cheering’ instantly.
7. Keep your smarts about you
To avoid a nightmarish wedding day like Krystal and Dan on Australia’s Cheapest Weddings where the caterer showed up late (can you imagine?), be smart with your planning and do your research on your suppliers. When locking in suppliers, make sure you maintain a paper trail (emails are fine) to document your agreements with them, and have everything organised well ahead of schedule. Use only well reputed Australian suppliers, who offer great customer service and support, who have quality assurance and a trustworthy returns policy, and who can offer fast shipping as they’re based locally. For buying goods, it’s even more important to make sure you
At Luna Events, we are dedicated to helping you achieve a stylish wedding without breaking the bank. We do this by stocking industry grade quality products, and selling these products at wholesale prices to the public. Our online system makes it easy for the DIY wedding planners by streamlining the online order process. Our website offers live chat and displays all available products, which can all be ordered online with fast shipping. When finalising your purchase, you can get an estimate of the delivery time and opt for express post if you’ve left your run a little late.