hi girl, my wedding was last yr and we kept ALL the receipts for every single purchases. Here are some that I can recall, the receipts are at my mom's place.
1) Bridal studio - $3- 4K ( additional items like ampoules, fake eyelashes. We didn't top at a single pose!! hahaha)
2)Actual day video + PG - ard $2000+ ( we got one main album + coffeetable album + video + 2 collage + morning express ) definitely worth it! and results were great!
3)Guo da li - $200-300, cakes ard $200-300
4)Printing of invitation cards - $ 200
5)Actual day give ang paos + gatecrash - $1500+ (we gave a generous amt to both our parents as a form of gratitude; banquet managers; etc)
6)Manicure + pedicure $70-80 ( actually express can already...hahaha....cos no one really take notice!!!)
7) Wedding shoes. I spent $159....opps!
8)Wedding bands $1800
9) Wanted to engage live band initially, but luckily I didn't!!! phew... cos my guests were so lively, they add on to the atmosphere.
10) Honeymoon - chose Asian country 2pax $2500
And the HUGE chunk came from my renovation of cos. Ard $38K. (excludes furniture and electrical appliances) No instalments.
We started the joint a/c 2.5yrs before the wedding and every mth dutifully deposit a fixed amt. All i can say is the journey may be a big headache, esp the $$$ part, but dun worry, if there's a will, there's a way
Now still saving...hahaha...planning for our next holiday trip