Top 10 – Weddings in Australia Money Saving Tips.
Weddings Abroad Expert Deborah Taliani from Just get Married in Australia provides her top “Weddings in Australia Money Saving” tips and shows you how to easily save money on your wedding in Australia and keep the extra in your pocket!
Getting married in Australia is already a great budget saver! Not only are weddings cheaper than in the UK, but by choosing the right venue and by making the right moves, your wedding in Australia will be beyond your dreams, without a budget blow out!
TIP 1 – Elope
Avoid inviting guests to your destination wedding in Australia! If you are getting married that far, the best and cheapest way is by eloping!
TIP 2- Use a Wedding Planner
Have a wedding reception on your return home! Guests can enjoy your photos and videos in exotic places, while the bride will have the unique chance to get in that beautiful dress for the night!
Use a local wedding planner, like Just Get Married in Australia. A local expert, can offer you the best wedding locations, guaranteeing you privacy and outstanding backdrops, together with discounted rates on photography/flowers/bridal cars/celebrant
TIP 3 – All Inclusive Wedding Package
Use an all inclusive wedding package. They are cheaper and tailor-made to a stress-free destination wedding by local wedding experts.
TIP 4- Combine Wedding with Honeymoon
Combine your wedding and honeymoon by either travelling through beautiful Australia, or do a few stopovers in tropical islands like Fiji Bali on the way back home.
TIP 5 – Accommodation
Leave the Exclusive hotel for the wedding night! For your stay, opt instead for luxury private apartments. Not only will they give you plenty of privacy, but will let you enjoy living the Aussie laid back easy lifestyle.
TIP 6 – Wedding Date
Get Married when you arrive in Australia, you can then start your honeymoon, making the most of your time in this beautiful part of the world.
TIP 7 – Location
Opt for a Sydney wedding instead of Tropical Australia. Firstly, the cheapest long haul flights arrive in Sydney! Sydney has also the best garden and beach wedding locations together with the best wedding professionals in Australia. The local weather is sunny and mild all year round, with very little bad weather.
Tropical locations, on the other hand, are beautiful & romantic on a nice day, which are rare! Being in the tropics, it rains a lot, with humidity rates out of any imagination, leaving many couples very disappointed on their ‘wet & humid’ beach wedding relocated inside a hotel hall or restaurant! Keep the tropics for the honeymoon! A rainy day then, won’t have any catastrophic effects as on your long dreamt wedding day!
TIP 8 – Venue
Avoid Sydney harbour views or water view restaurants/venues for your reception. Apart from a couple of extremely good ones, the rest our quite average and charge you for the view! Opt instead for venues just around the corner of the Harbour, you will be amazed how much you will be saving.
TIP 9 – Photography
Book a photographer service and ask for all images in professional high resolution on CD, instead of buying prints/albums. It will save you on photographer printing/album fees plus expensive postage fees! You can then print any photo you like and do whatever you want with them (cropping/editing/printing etc) using a photo software or at your local photographer.
TIP 10 – Videography
Save on Videographer costs which are usually over $ 1000 for a basic package. Borrow instead from your guests the footage they enthusiastically filmed on the day (if you are not having guests, Just Get Married onsite planners are happy to film the ceremony for you). At home, get all footage edited into a 20 minute highlight reel of your wedding day with music of your choice by your local photographer studio or a good editor.
Just Get Married put these tips together to help you to save money and time in the long run! I hope the above information has been a helpful starting point to when thinking about your wedding budget when organising your wedding abroad in Australia.
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If you would like any further information, please use the form below to contact Deborah from Just Get Married in Australia who would be more than happy to answer your questions.