Research has shown that the cost of a wedding in Australia is on the rise, with one looking to set you back an average of $53,168. As Instagram infiltrates your explore page (and your mind) with doughnut walls, customised napkins and flower installations so extravagant they'll put the Gardens of Babylon to shame, it's easy to see how your budget can blow out. When you're in the thick of the wedding bubble it can be easy to rationalise those hefty price tags in the name of lurve, however, there are some great ways to keep costs down if that figure makes you squirm ahead of the big day.
Clothing rental platform The Volte allows you to rent the designer kit of your dreams for a fraction of the cost, perfect for bridesmaids or the hen's party. Beat hotel rip-offs by utilising motorhome and caravan hire site Camplify, which has noted an 80% increase in bookings for weddings and honeymoons from 2018 – 2019! Alternatively, sites like Catch.com.au are giving Aussies cheaper options when it comes to wedding planning with savings of up to 87% off wedding dresses, 50% off personalised decor and 68% off accessories!
Rent this hens party dress by Dolce & Gabbana and save $1,651 at The Volte