Wedding Budget Break Down, What our wedding cost us. An South African wedding. #weddingbudget #affordablebudget, #wedding #budget

Weddings are expensive, and I knew that when we set up our wedding budget back in 2017.  But still, some of the quotations were just outright ridiculous!

I searched hard to find affordable options to choose from in our hometown.  But I am so happy with the choices that we made and how everything turned out that I don’t regret anything.

So grab a coffee and let’s get down with the numbers. (The numbers are rounded to give you an estimate)


Wedding budget breakdown The Stationary


Wedding budget breakdown Ceremony


Wedding budget breakdown Reception

You can read in this post where the church and reception was.


Wedding budget breakdown Bride

My dress and veil were made by the fabulous team of Bridal Inn in George.

I ordered my stockings from Legwear and my underwear I got from Inner Secrets and Bra’s n Things in Cape Town. My garter was from And Something Pretty.


Wedding budget breakdown Groom

His pants, shirt, and tie were from Woolworths. He hired his suit from Suit Hire in Paarl. Friends were so great to transport his suit from Paarl to Oudtshoorn and back again.

Maid of Honor

Wedding budget breakdown MOH

My sister’s beautiful dress was made by Hoiden.

Mother and Mother-in-Law

Wedding budget breakdown Mother and mother in law

My mother and Wiehann’s mother was responsible for their own dresses. I paid for the makeup and hair.

Best Man

Wedding budget breakdown Best Man

The best man’s pants, shirt, and tie were also from Woolworths and his suit also from Suit Hire in Paarl.

Photo- and Videographer

Wedding budget breakdown Photographers

Our photographer was Melissa from Melissa Verwey Photography and Video Productions and we used Cronje Productions for the wedding video.


Wedding budget breakdown Micellaneous

Lizette from Absolute Dance in George helped us with our first dance. I loved how it turned out!

There are a few purchases that I didn’t keep track of and some purchases that were such a waste of money. But more on that in the next blog post.


Grand Total              R 65 000                                                  

We had a lot of help from family in putting things together in the end. Which I am extremely grateful for! It was a magical day and I wish we can have it over. The guests had a fabulous time and we got so many compliments! Which is the best feeling ever that it was a successful day and event!

I would love to hear from you about your wedding day!


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