From Scottish Instagram power couple, Jamie Genevieve and Jack McCann, to Hollywood A-listers, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, the wedding bells have been ringing for many celeb couples this year. With Rio Ferdinand and Katie Wright also tying the knot last month, there’s one thing all these weddings have in common – they’re extravagant, glamorous and come with a price tag only a millionaire could afford.
Ahead of us returning to the SEC, Glasgow, this weekend, we've paired up with exhibitors Opus Couture, Selfie Mirror Events by Melissa and Visit Cyprus to tell us how you can have a bash to rival the celebs’ - without breaking the bank.
The Jamie Genevieve Dress
Jamie Genevieve left all brides-to-be envious when she revealed her bespoke Eleganza Sposa gown. The fitted-lace dress with a stunning detailed train was a real showstopper, but not all brides can afford a one-of-a-kind couture dress like this – we can only imagine the price tag. If you’re looking for a Jamie Genevieve replica, Opus Couture offers a whole range of similar style gowns at an affordable price. The West Kilbride-based bridal boutique, stocks Blue by Enzoani with designs almost identical to Jamie’s wedding day frock.
These dresses incorporate the same tight bodice and flowing lace tail design that Jamie had in her dress, and you can get yours from only £1,000.
Justin and Hailey’s photobooth
The details of Hollywood’s hottest couple, Justin and Hailey Beiber’s, big day are still fairly hush hush but there’s one thing we know for certain – their photobooth went down a treat. Celebrity guests, including model and Baldwin’s best pal, Kendall Jenner, enjoyed jumping into the booth to take keepsake snaps for the happy couple. You too can create unforgettable memories with your guests by offering your own photobooth at your wedding party.
Taking a different spin on things, Selfie Mirror Events by Melissa is a great fun and affordable alternative to the celebrity photobooth with an interactive mirror-length selfie camera. With packages starting from £395, your guests can take turns in front of the selfie mirror and snap pictures to remember your special day, without spending a fortune on the set-up.
Rio Ferdinand and Katie Wright’s ceremony in the sun
Football legend, Rio Ferdinand, and TOWIE star, Katie Wright, tied the knot in a glorious beach-side ceremony at a five-star hotel in Turkey last month. But for couples looking to hold their celebrations overseas, it doesn’t have to cost tens of thousands of pounds in order for it be the wedding of your dreams. Cyprus boasts some stunning beaches and resorts that offer breath-taking backdrops, for an affordable price.
The tranquil Olympic Lagoon Resort is located right next to the Agia Napa seaside with a fairy-tale sunken garden for couples to tie the knot against a sunset backdrop. Costing around £2,500 for your ceremony, banquet and evening party, you can still have your summertime ceremony on a non-celeb budget. No need for a wedding planner either, as Visit Cyprus are on hand to offer step by step advice and information on all the paperwork you need to make your wedding a breeze in the sun.
If you’re looking to plan an A-list wedding fit for the stars within your own budget, head to The Scottish Wedding Show this weekend (Sat 12 – Sun 13) at the SEC, Glasgow where there will be over 200 exhibitors on hand to help you plan your perfect day.