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  1. They spent what!? Inside the average cost of an Aussie wedding (and how you can bag a bargain)

    They spent what!? Inside the average cost of an Aussie wedding (and how you can bag a bargain)

    Are you planning a wedding and wondering if you’re coming in under – or over – the budget of a standard Australian bash? According to a recent survey by WeddedWonderland.com, the average couple is spending $53,168 on their wedding.

    While this might seem like a bit of a staggering number, the survey also showed that couples’ priorities are shifting, with a new wave of savvy shoppers bagging their bargains online. Here, we give you a sneak peek into what other betrothed couples are spending on their big day, and share some tips and tricks to help you get big style on a smaller budget.

    Cost 1: The stationery and invites    

    According to the WeddedWonderland.com survey, the average couple is spending about $784 just to get the word out about their celebration.

    When you think about the fact th

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  2. You're Engaged. Now What?

    You're Engaged. Now What?

    So, the love of your life has bent down on one knee and you've got the new bling on your hot little hand, but what happens next?

    While a lot of saving, plotting and planning goes into the perfect proposal, not many of us give much thought to the steps that come afterwards. In fact, most people just fly by the seat of their (tuxedo) pants , which can cause unnecessary stress for everyone. Before you start blowing up balloons for the engagement party, we've put together a step-by-step list of pre-wedding protocols to help guide you through this busy time.

    1. Family comes first

    It's vital that the first people who find out about your impending nuptials are those nearest and dearest to you. Usually, this i

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  3. Hip, hip, hooray: you're getting married on your birthday! Do two celebrations mean double the fun?

    Hip, hip, hooray: you're getting married on your birthday!  Do two celebrations mean double the fun?

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    It's a given that the team at PF loves a big, bold party, so we're obviously on board with a new trend in weddings: brides-to-be are opting to double-up on their celebrations by getting hitched on their birthday. If this is an option you're considering, here we look at the pros and cons of the affectionately-titled Birthding or Wedday.

    CON: You'll only get one gift  

    Some people think a good birthday hinges on a great gift - and hey, we certainly agree! But while people will probably go out of their way to give you separate birthday-and-anniversary gifts for the first couple of years, this will probably peter out as the decades pass by - yes, this includes the hubby, too. If you're the type of person who love

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  4. BRIDAL MONEY BONANZA

    BRIDAL MONEY BONANZA

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    As we zoom toward the end of financial year (June 30 in case you've been living under a rock), we're bombarded with every kind of EOFY special offer, discount item and once-in-a-lifetime tax time deal to encourage us to purchase, spend and save. But what does that have to do with me? You may be asking. Here at PF, we know that weddings can be an expensive business. So, we've put together a two-part Bridal Money Bonanza to help answer all your wedding budget queries, including some you may not even have known you had! Designed to help every bride on any budget, this is our EOFY gift to you. Don't mention it. You're welcome ?  

    BRIDAL MONEY BONANZA PART 1  The dollars for your dream day

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  5. Getting married in 2018? Read this first

    Getting married in 2018? Read this first

    Love is well and truly in the air as we launch into 2018, with a raft of prominent celebrity couples planning to tie the knot before the year is out. If you're joining the ranks of Game of Thrones super-stars Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, WWE heroes John Cena and Nikki Bella, or uber power couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, first up: Congratulations. But now that the excitement of your engagement and the sparkle of your diamond has somewhat faded ­- it's time to get down to the serious business of planning your wedding. Don't worry - we're here to help.

    STEP 1: Have an honest conversation with you partner about the wedding you both want

    Sitting down with your partner, without the interference of feisty fr

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