Sounds like everyone is quite busy.
MissS, I hope there's no rule for dress shopping. It's only just over 6 months til our wedding and I won't be able to get to Toowoomba to even look at dresses until early May. Fingers crossed I'll find something to wear...I really have no other option. There's absolutely no point looking where I live.
Kerryanne, I guess the need for chair covers comes down to the reception venue. We are having ours at Platform 9, the chairs are wooden and look beautiful and timeless as they are. They just fit into the whole feel of the room. I wouldn't dare put covers on them. We are having a small, about 60 ppl, reception. As a result have decided to go with the cocktail party option. I don't feel the need for a sit down event. I'm hoping this will reduce costs somewhat. The other issue for us, was knowing we didn't want to skimp on photos. This is something we have had a lot of friends comment on. So we are more than happy to spend whatever was necessary on the photographer, and skimp anywhere else. We will also be having a garden ceremony, and a short one at that. We've decided that only a third of our guests will need a chair for this.
Nikki, I love your idea of utilising the university music department. Fantastic money saving opportunity.
Weddings easily add up. I think we completely underestimated the cost of services before we started to seriously look into it.
I'm looking to book a lady by the name of Jemma, from Peaches & Creme Make up Artistry for my hair & make up. She is a completely mobile service (very handy). Her prices seem reasonable. Has anyone heard anything, good or bad, about her???