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  • Mez
    Posted on:
    20th Oct 2011 01:03pm

    Last Post 3rd Apr 2012
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    Diy weddings

    Looking for ideas on weddings for a young couple who would like theirs to be different, individual, creative, non church and as inexpensive as possible. The bridal party is small [two brides maids and partners], a celebrant and approx. 50 guests in either spring or autumn. The bride to be would like a 'sit down' meal to ensure the men attending eat as well as drink. They are in the southern suburbs of Perth WA. Many thanks for your thoughts to come.
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  • maree
    Posted on:
    21st Nov 2011 10:56pm

    maree says: I did my own wedding with the help of the guests I asked everyone to bring a food dish either a salad or meat dish and some friends made a dessert.
    The wedding cake was a pavlova.
    It was a great day I was married in the garden and everyone enjoyed themselves
    because they all had helped to bring the day off.
    Our total cost was to pay for the Celebrant s the men brought the booze.

  • manda
    Posted on:
    21st Nov 2011 11:04pm

    manda says: Hi Mez,
    Im not sure of your budget but i got married 2 years ago and it cost me 10,000, i made my own bouquet as well as my bridesmades, my table arangements and also my invitations.
    I spent 1000 on a dress,but now u can order one from china for 300
    1000 on photographer
    5000 on a 3 course sit down menu, for 50 people which was awesome
    I had it at Munja Gardens towards Secret Harbour and its great there
    I got married in the gardens there and had a great celebrant which does this circle of life thing where u walk through rose petals at the end of the red carpet,, very different from anything else ive seen and everyone said it was beautiful
    hope this gives you some help

  • vickster
    Posted on:
    22nd Nov 2011 08:59am

    vickster says: we decided to get married 26yrs ago and within 3wks it was done. I was lucky as my mum could sew, so there was my dress & my bridesmaids and she made the cake (with a bit of help from me decorating it). We had a marque in my husbands parents back yard and the local BBQ Spit did the food. We splurged on a stretch limo out to the church & back ( as it was in Sydney and we got married near the water). All our Friends took photos and they all said it was one of the best weddings they'd ever been to. The marque made it very intimate. All up cost about $2000. And we only invited people who mean something to us. Good luck & enjoy the day, as it goes very fast.

  • marianne
    Posted on:
    22nd Nov 2011 06:42pm

    marianne says: one thing i did that was a saving was picking my own flowers to take to the florist to make our bouquets. i used the flowers from my own garden as well as a nice neighbour and my school where i teach. it cost me $250 for 4 lovely bouquets.another idea for flowers is to go one you-tube to learn how to make your own out of flowers you buy.
    I would go to ebay or a charity shop for the dress, as i'd be a bit wary of the chinese sites. i have heard some people have been disappointed.

    i attended a wedding once where people were ask to bring a plate instead of a gift and it was lovely and had a great multi cultural feel.

  • mel
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    9th Feb 2012 03:56pm

    mel says: hi there if you can find a realy nice park with beautiful trees around ,have a markee up would be ideal its cheap all your need is to create the area with what ever you would liek, imean you could have your reeption inside markee speeches ,drinks would be easy just a thought

  • belinda
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    3rd Apr 2012 03:17pm

    belinda says: a real nice idea i have is on the beach board short and swimmers. You can still have a sit down dinner under the stars and you can have people their with a meals and stuff. then you dont have the church and you can have a nice wedding on the beach

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