- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
I think I have posted once before, but it was just a picture of my ring. But I am after any advice people have.
We’ve been engaged for nearly 2 years now and we’ve had such a long engagement mainly due to cost. I’m from Australia (Adelaide, South Australia) but I am now living in Scotland. Both my FH and I work in quite low paid jobs so we have found it difficult to be able to save for our wedding, plus we just bought our first home
So our budget will be very small and I am hoping to do as much as I can myself. I have been stalking this site for Chinese repilca dresses (thank you all so much for all your posts on them) and my mum will be making my cake. I am hoping to have less than 100 people at the wedding. Because we live in Scotland, before we can decide on anything for the wedding we already have to factor in £2000 for our flights back to Adelaide.
I’ve been looking at venues online that should hopefully fall within our budget and there are 4 that I have found – St Francis Winery at Reynella, Adelaide Royal Coach and, Rydges South Terrace and Pavillion South Terrace. Has anybody been to these venues? And if so, what were your thoughts on them?
Also, I think because we have been engaged for such a long time already we have found it hard to really know where to start planning. We aren’t really in the position at the moment to put a deposit down on a venue, so do we wait until we have the money saved to pay for a venue before we book? Or do we just need to have the deposit amount first and then save for the rest later? It’s really difficult because my Maid/Matron of Honor lives in Queensland and my parents live quite a distance away from Adelaide, so it’s not easy for people to visit any venues, so we are kind of booking blind in a way.
I’m just really unsure about the wedding planning process in general. I have been reading a lot of board posts on here and reading a lot of blogs. I also have a wedding planner folder that has little bits of information in. Because the budget is such a big issue for us, I just don’t know how much of our budget we need to have before we can start planning.
I guess I just find the whole thing a big overwhelming ha ha ha
Any advice any of you lovely ladies have would be so appreciated! And if any of you have planned a wedding from the other side of the world your avice will also be so very much appreciated.
Thank you in advance and I am SOOOO sorry for the length of this post, I just trust all your advice.