Our next wedding takes us all the way to South Africa -starting out with a beautiful outdoor ceremony, a ton of vintage touches, one tasty dessert table, and one incredibly customizable Wedding Chicks free printable monogram. All beautifully captured by Lilac Photography.
To see more of this vintage wedding in South Africa be sure to visit the full gallery here. Bonus, we have the full budget breakdown, so you can see exactly how much this wedding cost.
About this South African wedding venue
Simondium Country Lodge has gardens that offer a special setting with a beautiful gazebo for the wedding ceremony. While providing both vintage charm and all the modern conveniences you could possibly need this venue is fit to be the perfect South African wedding venue in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
We are loving the pink and white wedding cake designed by Ooh Koek along with the tasty dessert table. We think it is so clever how they used marshmallows as bases for their dessert labels.
Read on to see how much this South African heirloom 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.
A simple breakdown of our budget (there were 54 people in total at the wedding):
Bride's Dress & accessories: R 5,000 ($465)
Groom's Attire: R 500 ($45)
Made of Honor and Best Man Attire: R 900 ($85)
Hair & Makeup: free (my sister is a make-up artist and hair stylist)
Rings: R 3,500 ($325)
Photography: R 7,800 ($725)
Flowers: R 5,000 ($465)
Guest Favours: R 200 ($20)
Stationary: R 400 ($40) (did all stationery ourselves)
Dessert Table & Wedding Cake: R 3,410 ($320)
Cheeses Table: R 1,400 ($130)
Wedding Car: R 350 ($30)
Marriage Contract: R 800 ( $75)
All Rentals: R 6,000 ($560)
Venue: R 6,977 ($650)
Catering & Drinks (done by venue): R 17,730 ($1,650) (we made sure our guest got more than enough food and drinks)
Musicians: R3,400 ($315) (we saved on paying for a DJ as we made our own playlist for the reception and used our own equipment)
Confetti: free (dried rose petals from my mother's garden)
Total: R 63,367 or US ($5,900)