I'm currently planning my 2023 wedding. And before we get into the fun stuff, like choosing the flowers, invitations and decorations, we're talking numbers.
Ohhh yep, the budget.
Before getting engaged, I knew weddings would be expensive. Everyone tells you.
But you don't really understand just how easily things can add up until you start planning your own.
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Easy Weddings recently reported in 2023 the average Australian wedding costs $34,715, and a quarter of couples go above their original wedding budget.
To learn more on how to save ahead of my own big day, I spoke to women in the Mamamia community who have gotten married and spent less than the 2023 wedding average. Way less.
In fact 4 of the brides spent less than $5K!
Here's what they told me.