Former brides share their best tips on how to have a cheap wedding
Weddings are notoriously expensive.
From the venue to the flowers, the dress to the food, there seems to be endless costs – not to mention the difficulty of planning in 2020, when the pandemic has thrown the industry for a loop.
If you’re panicking about your budget, take a deep breath.
We asked former brides to share their top tips on how to keep costs low, and what areas to skip spending money on altogether.
Emmie, 27, married in 2019
Remember that your family and friends are there to help – and they each have their own talents!
My mum’s friend (a trained florist) did our flowers for a reduced price, my sister (who loves to bake) did our cake, an old school teacher (who loves crafts) made our favours, and my brother in law (tech whiz)
Justin & Hailey Bieber Share a Rare, Inside Look at Their Wedding (& OMG That Dress)
Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber are celebrating one year of marriage together, complete with never-before-seen wedding pics and swoon-worthy tributes.
The couple relived their wedding day by sharing heartfelt messages on Instagram. Bieber posted one of his favorite moments from their special day and wrote, “Hailey Bieber. I am so lucky to be YOUR husband! You teach me so much every day and make me such a better man! I am committed for the rest of our lives to empower you to be the woman God has called you to be!”
He continued, “My heart is to enable you to achieve all of your wildest dreams! I promise to always put you first, to lead with patience and kindness!! Happy anniversary my beautiful sweet girl.”
In the post, we see a rare pic of the moment when they exchanged vows. But Justin wasn’t the only one who shared a sweet
Gold gold gold Sydney Olympic photographers share their favourite shots from 2000
It’s been 20 years since Sydney hosted the 2000 Olympics and as we look back to those incredible Games, Getty Images have selected their favourite gold medal-winning moments.
Here, photographers Adam Pretty and Michael Steele have shared their thoughts from what it was like on the scene.
Adam Pretty, Getty Images photographer
“The swimming atmosphere during the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay was and still is probably the loudest I have ever heard a crowd – the atmosphere was amazing!
“Cathy Freeman’s win is also one I hope to never forget. The wave of sound that followed Cathy around the stadium was spine tingling. Seeing her win and then celebrate with the Aboriginal flag was amazing to witness and I
Wedding Planners Share Their All-Time Favorite Grand Exit Ideas
Krystal Kast Photography
Some of the most memorable wedding photos come from the newlyweds’ theatrical grand exit at the end of the reception. With a sea of guests waiting to wish you well and say goodbye, planning a special exit will allow the happy couple to get some alone time before joining their loved ones for an after-party or heading out on their honeymoon. It’s also a natural end to the evening—after the last song is played, a big exit lets guests know that the official party is over.
Related: Unique Ideas for Your Wedding Exit
Path of Sparklers
Whether you plan to drive off on a motorcycle, a car with a “Just Married” sign on the back of it, or a horse-drawn carriage, consider finding a way to involve the guests in your departure. They can throw rice or confetti, wave flags, blow bubbles, or ring bells.