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CASUAL AFFAIR: This year's weddings are tipped to have a decidedly more relaxed look and feel. Photo: Shutterstock.
CASUAL AFFAIR: This year's weddings are tipped to have a decidedly more relaxed look and feel. Photo: Shutterstock.

Wedded bliss starts with items that don't cost a fortune and can be enjoyed again long after you've walked down the aisle.

La Lune balloon sleeve mini dress with belt, $295. Garden or beach ceremonies and the like call for a more casual approach. shonajoy.com.au

Juan check suit jacket, $549. While suits can be a bit of an investment, when you can consider how this can be worn after your wedding the cost per wear makes it extremely reasonable. saba.com.au

Bride advice cards (24 pack), $7. Inexpensive enough that you can buy as many as you need, then keep them forever as a touching memento of your special day. spotlightstores.com

Eden earrings, $280. Part of the new Fleur collection that's been created to wear on your most special of days. bianko.com.au

Sol Sana Gwen heels, $190. Opt for shoes that have a sensible heel height and are a style you'll wear again. orderofstyle.com

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Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow, $60. Make-up with a dual function can be a godsend at your wedding reception when there's so much else to remember. charlottetilbury.com/au

Weftlock lingerie, $184.95. Smooths, contours and holds you in (in all the right places) while still looking beautiful, luxurious and elegant. felinainternational.com

Cake server, $39.95. Vintage-inspired and made from quality stainless steel and plated in elegant 24 carat gold, it comes packaged in gold foil boxes - perfect for using or gifting on the big day. cristinare.com

Grand Royal champagne flute, $79.95. Buy a pair so you can toast your spouse at the wedding and every anniversary thereafter. villeroy-boch.com.au

Dats wedding journal planner, $7. Keep the planning fuss-free too, with a diary to track everything and ease any stress as the day approaches. bigw.com.au