There are thousands of articles spread across the internet which list, in great numbers, all the things you can save money on at your wedding.

This article is not one of them.

I’m going to try and turn the tide a little and encourage you to empty your wallet on a few select products or services and I will tell you why – a wedding is a luxury.

You truly don’t need to have a wedding to get married.

You can sign the paperwork with a celebrant at a cafe, or if you’re really into government buildings, there is always the registry office.

There’s also the option of running away from wedding planning and eloping. All good options.

But if are having a wedding, I’m going to make the assumption that you’re not planning a terrible wedding. I am sure you are planning a good wedding, maybe even a great one!

So with that in mind, here’s a list of things, in my opinion, you should scrape your final dollars together for.

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