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Aussie bride's $1600 dream wedding with 100 guests

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick tied the knot in Scotland Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick
Emilyrose Fitzpatrick tied the knot in Scotland Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick

THE average cost of a wedding is now more than $40,000, but one thrifty bride spent just a fraction of that on her big day - and still managed to cater for 100 guests.

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick, from Australia and now living in Glasgow, got hitched to husband Rory in a romantic ceremony that cost just £1000 ($1600) - and wearing a £60 ($100) dress from ASOS.

The couple's biggest expenditure was their reception, which took place at a local pub and cost £590 ($990), which included the room hire, food and entertainment.

They also spent £200 ($330) on a photographer, £50 ($84) on flowers, £30 ($50) on a wedding cake and £70 ($117) on their rings.

Emily, 29, admitted she and Rory had initially planned to elope with just two witnesses present.

 

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick spend just $1600 on her wedding. Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick
Emilyrose Fitzpatrick spend just $1600 on her wedding. Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick
 

But the couple changed their mind when her parents decided to fly over from Australia to attend.

She told Mail Online: "We had less than four months to plan everything on a very limited budget. I had just graduated from art school and was unemployed."

They opted for a ceremony at the local registry office as that was the cheapest option, while hospitality worker Rory managed to bag a bargain deal at one of their favourite pubs.

Interior designer Emily had ordered several dresses online and made her choice just half an hour before the wedding, admitting she was "so chuffed" with the ASOS frock.

On the day before the wedding, Emily went foraging for flowers for her bouquet and hair accessories. She also had help with her make-up from her closest pals.

Speaking about planning her wedding away from home without the help of her family, Emily admitted: "I found it really hard. I was a brand new resident of Glasgow and was terribly homesick.

"So many times I just wanted to fork out £200 ($330) for a florist so I didn't need to stress, or buy that £1000 ($1600) wedding dress so that I felt confident."

Emilyrose Fitzpatrick invited just 100 guests. Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick
Emilyrose Fitzpatrick invited just 100 guests. Picture: Facebook/Emilyrose Fitzpatrick

But Emily, who met Rory while she was studying in the UK, said she reckons the way they tied the knot has left them with more money to spend on an "amazing holiday".

"If you are creative and money savvy you can have everything you want," she said. "Don't make it about anyone other than yourself and don't compromise."

According to her Facebook page, Emily is originally from Canberra, studying painting at Sydney College of the Arts and interior design and decoration at Enmore Design Centre.

This story originally appeared in The Sun and has been republished here with permission.

News Corp Australia

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