Well I’m glad I managed to get mine at a not to horrible price (based on comments here). I will point out it took me like a year and a half of searching to find these prices. A lot of places that had amazing prices in the US didn’t ship outside of US and Canada which made it more difficult, I even sloshed through translating page by page in order to buy from China ><
You wouldn’t believe how much this stuff costs in Aus if you’re from overseas.
I mean, my wedding is sitting at 16k with:
a second hand dress
a free photographer (uncle)
a free wedding cake (dad)
my mums making the bridesmaid dresses (and they are still coming out as expensive it not more so then buying -.- stupid expensive fabric!)
I’m making the invitations and have sourced all the parts for the invites from around the world
I’m _not_ having a honeymoon
my friends are doing me an amazing favour by doing crazy cheap mates rates for the entertainment (they normally charge well over $1000 for a wedding and they are doing it for me for $300) – we get an MC, live entertainment, use of the equipment to play music through, AND karaoke.
the venue had the CHEAPEST sit down dinner I could find (most places quoted $120 a head – this is in SE QLD, I live on the Gold Coast, we also checked Brisbane). And I’m lucky I booked it almost 2 years in advance because now the same option we booked is now $100 a head, and the ‘kids’ menu previously $20 a head is now $70 a head! (they will honour the prices from when we booked :D)
We are combing our place cards and the gifts for the guests (the ‘place card’ stands are actually little photo stands so the guests get to keep them)
The table center pieces double as the gifts to the bridal party (larnterns)
The menu easles double as the gifts to our parents (they are actually designed to hold photos printed on canvas)
Oh and my FIs parents are paying for the booze so this cost is all before adding on any booze which will be over 5k on it’s own! (so I guess it’ll be an over 20k wedding o.0 bloody hell)
Here was me hoping I could have a nice wedding under 10k, lol well past that!