Early in 2017 I received an email from a client breaking the news that her fiancé and her had decided to postpone plans for their wedding sighting drought as the reason. In May I received another cancellation that was again due to the costs that go with surviving in a drought.
A wedding is definitely not something you can justify spending $20k on at the best of times let alone when you're under tough financial restraints. We are bombarded with images of the over the top weddings of celebrities and social media influencers all the time. We've been conditioned to aspire to the circus that is one of those weddings as if somehow it makes us better people. I hear brides all the time saying "I just want it to be nicer than...." or "I think … could have been better". WTF?!
A wedding, in case the whole point has been lost on you, is about celebrating the unity of two people in love. Let's peel it all back and just stick to the whole point- celebrating love!
Not wanting engaged couples to feel as though they can't have a beautiful day because their budget has significantly plummeted due to the drought (or any other reason, let's be real we're not all farmers) I set out to see if it was possible to have a wedding in the Dubbo region for $5k. IT IS POSSIBLE AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO SKIP THE GLAMOROUS ASPECTS EITHER!!
I've sourced who I consider to be the BEST local wedding vendors and have compiled a template for a $5k wedding.
You can download it here!