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#1 lovebeingamum76

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hi there
I am getting married hopefully in nov. I only want immediate family there and a BBQ lunch after it. I am not want a big dress I'm not even wanting to wear a dress lol . Just wondering what you wore if you had a similar ceremony?


#2 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

I had a backyard wedding with a spitroast, and I still wore a dress!  Just a deb dress, nothing too fancy.

#3 rabbit hyde

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

Dh and I got married in front of two friends.  Can't get much more casual

I wore a dress similar to this http://sirensandstarlets.co.uk/hr-211-bigd...prom-dress.html with a white petticoat.

#4 SUSIE25

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

We had a small casual wedding too. celebrant at our local Botanical gardens by the lake.
Then a backyard reception (bbq/party) that FIL put on for us.
Though he did get us a limo ride into the city where we stayed at a fancy city hotel.
But thats all we both wanted as we just moved into our house but it was a perfect size.
I just wanted some beautiful photos which we got.  Long creamish white dress, not to far of PP's photo shown.

#5 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

I wore similar to what NapCat wore but it was a two piece.

#6 JRA

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I bought a suit that was lacy-ish. - hard to explain

A quick search shows this -


mine was a full suit (jacket and skirt) in cream. My bridesmaid happened to own something like the photo also as a full suit that she wore.

#7 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

I wore a 50s style pleated skirt and blouse, with a pillbox hat.  I was going for a "post-war registry office bride" kind of look  original.gif

#8 Grant Me Wings

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

I had a court house marriage with 4 family members and then lunch at a restaurant.

I wore a black skirt, black singlet and a lacy black shrug/jacket thing with red roses on it. That was symbolic because I was wearing a shirt with red roses when we first met.

I had DS 8 days after we married so dressing up was not the most realistic thing.

#9 pumpkinpie04

Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

Lonf, off white, shift style dress with a low back. Very simple.

#10 hoohoobump

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

Simona ivory slip dress with sparkly sandals

#11 HRH Countrymel

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

My bestie wore a red velvet dress and a coat over the top (Vinnies) on her way into the courthouse (it was snowing!) I was a witness and wore a 3 piece suit (ladies) as it was the smartest thing I had.

Another friend wore a $25 sundress and bare feet (it was obviously not snowing at her picnic wedding) the groom wore shorts and a white shirt.

I am not married. But IF I DO.... it will be Princess Leia Ice Planet of Hoth all the way baby!

#12 annasue

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

I had a backyard wedding.

The dress was designed by me and made up by a dressmaker. I was lucky because the dressmaker worked at lincaft in the bridal section so I got all my material at a discount.

It cost $250 in 1995.

Before digital cameras so I don't have an online pic.

#13 tel2

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

My DH & I eloped and got married in Fiji.

We got married on the beach (near our hotel) at sunset. Dh wore black pants and a light pink shirt with a fijian shell necklace and no shoes. Me I wore a pink plain deb dress with fijian shell necklace and no shoes. Oh and I had fresh white frangerpani flowers in my hair that I picked off the tree myself a few hours before the wedding.

The reception was at the resturant at our hotel. Nothing fancy, just a nice dinner, lots of drink and many congratualtions from strangers  original.gif

Everything including a week of honeymoon in Fiji cost me just under $10K and the rest of our wedding savings DH & I put towards our mortgage, the best thing we done  biggrin.gif

#14 dorkalicious

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Surprise wedding at our sons naming- beer garden ceremony. I wore a red cocktail/summer dress - $50 off eBay.

#15 SuboptimallyPooks

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

I am so jealous. The marriage thing doesn't phase me too much, but gosh I want a wedding,

#16 slinky

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

We had a very small wedding in October, 10 people, had the wedding on the beach followed by a light lunch at a restaurant  on the beach. I purchased my dress online from china.

edited to remove link

Edited by slinky, 10 December 2012 - 09:04 PM.

#17 Mamacass2

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

DH and I got married at the registry office in Melbourne in front of 13 close family members and friends. We then had a casual dinner at a restaurant. I wore a Jenny Bannister evening dress in a champagne colour with gold strappy shoes and a white feather stole. I felt like I had stepped out of the oscars in the forties.

#18 bikingbubs

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

I had a proper wedding dresss, despite my intentions when setting out to have a more casual one.  Needless to say I fell in love with it Tounge1.gif
We had a very small wedding/reception.

#19 Still-here!

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

Such lovely wedding stories here!

We married in the Melbourne Mint Building, small gathering.

Bought my champagne coloured dress in a bridal store but, much to the sales ladies' shock, picked a bridesmaids dress...

#20 feralangel

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

DH and I eloped to Gretna Green, Scotland and were married on St Valentines Day.  Our witnesses were 2 hotel guests we'd met 24 hours earlier. I wore a gold colored 1950's vintage cocktail dress with spagetti straps and full skirt  (a la Liz Taylor) with matching gold stilleto shoes.
My bouquet was made of heather, white and red roses by a local florist.  Our celtic wedding rings were custom made by a Scottish jeweller (we didn't bother with the engagement ring). A Scottish bagpipe led the procession (which I found slightly embarrassing). All in all, the day cost us approx. $7,000.  We only told everyone when we got back.

It was the happiest day of my life apart from the birth of my DDs.

Edited by natangel, 10 December 2012 - 08:55 PM.

#21 kpingitquiet

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:54 PM

I wore a Grecian-style golden dress, no shoes, and a ring of silk flowers in my hair. We had some family and friends on the beach at sunset, for the ceremony, and a bbq at our house, after. with my mom skyping in at 4am local time for the cake cutting original.gif.

#22 twinboys

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

Married in Fiji with DH, Kids, My parents and his mum
I wore This dress

They are based in Rowville Melbourne so I got to try a couple of the dresses on to get the one that looked the best!

#23 Bluestocking

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

This is the sort of thing I'd wear if I were you OP. With some of that shaping underwear of course!

#24 Sancti-mummy

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

We had ours at a nearby park - white dress with tiny black polka dots - $80 at a nearby frock salon.

#25 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

I got married at the registry office, no family, two witnesses and I wore a red dress about $200

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