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Planning your wedding and wondering how you’re going to afford it? Getting married doesn’t – and shouldn’t- have to cost you big bucks. What’s important is that your loved ones are there to celebrate your big day with you and you leave with long lasting happy memories.

But let’s face it, we all want great photos and to impress our loved ones with our wicked wedding style. From the outfits and the jewellery, to the finer details at the reception, here are some ideas that won’t blow the budget.

Gisella lace dress, $369. Perfect for a beach or garden wedding and versatile enough to be worn again.

Casa earrings, $45. Opt for jewellery you can also wear again - these would look best with a bohemian, half-up/half down hairdo.

Live Fearlessly parfum, $62. Together with your outfit, the right scent can leave a lasting impression on your guests (not to mention your spouse).

Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, $48. Find a friend who’s a deft hand at make-up, and with the right quality products you won’t have to call in the experts.

Tana heels, $199.95. Make sure your shoes have some support, and don’t buy something too cheap and cheerful, or you’ll be hobbling around by the end of the reception.

River ring, $1150. A classic band in 18 carat solid gold that’s in keeping with any simple theme you embrace.

Chelsea jacket, $299.99. A three-piece suit (this jacket has a matching waistcoat and pants) can really give a sense of occasion, while providing you with separates you can mix and match after the big day.

Day Collection antique chair cover, $116. A cute and clever way to identify the bridal table from the guests seats.

Celebration bunting, $12.95. Hang it at the reception to get everyone in a celebratory spirit.

Pink cut glass jar, $8. Instead of an entire lolly station or bombonieres, fill these jars with sweet treats for your guests and place them on each table.

Amour bodysuit, $149.95. Intimate apparel you mightn’t wear everyday will help you feel like a princess.

Flowers in Your Hair in Rose, $16.95. A fragrance for your hair that’s also full of moisturising goodness for your skin.

Copper soy candle, $34. Lit candles at the ceremony and reception are a quick and easy way to create a romantic mood.