Photographer: Meredith Lord Photography
Venue & Caterer: The Old Church
Makeup: Candice Dear of Embellish Me
Cinematography: Josh Neilson
Dress Designer: Katie Yeung at Hera Bridal
Sash: Felicitys Bridal
Groom's Attire: Debut
Engagement Ring: David Keefe
Wedding Bands: Walker and Hall
Shoe Designer: Verali
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Touch of Elegance
Photobooth: Photo Booth Fun
Event Designer & Stationary: Sarah Miller (The Bride) | Hair: Cut Above Hair and Beauty | Cake: Sherral Ross (Cousin of the Bride) | Flowers: Arranged by Belinda Beagley | Officiant: Kevin John Foote (Brides Uncle) | Bridesmaids Dresses: Forever New
Read on to see how much this modern chic wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
I found getting married out of Auckland, saved us a lot of money plus we were very sure about what our priorities were and I did a lot of DIY to try and keep the costs down. With a $30,000 budget, we split the costs into the following (approximate only):
Guest gifts / Entertainment / Stationery and Table Settings / Flowers. A lot of DIY kept the cost down here. Includes Soundtrack CD, CD cases, french market bags and doilies and pegs from @LittleInkNZ and frames for our tables from a discounted factory frame store. Also includes our DJ which we flew down from one of our favorite hangout spots in Auckland @HallertauBeer. I did all the stationery myself which all came in under $150 and we purchased our flowers from a wholesaler in Napier and had a florist arrange them all for us who works from home (huge saving!)
Bridal Party Attire (including Bride and Groom). Also includes the cost of hair and makeup on the day.
Photographer and Videographer: 10%
We probably would have got a lower cost had we got an ‘all-in-one’ photographer and videographer team but I loved Meredith Lord’s style of photos so I knew I wanted her! Then we found Josh Neilson who put together an amazing wedding video for us. We only booked him two weeks before the wedding as it took me up until then to convince Kayn that we should have one. Once he saw the video, he couldn’t have been happier that we hired him!
We live in Auckland and got married in the Hawkes Bay (approx 6 hours’ drive away for most), so the 'other' costs included accommodation, travel costs, food and drinks. This also includes extra beauty expenses and all other costs such as marriage licenses and gifts etc.