Albury Racecourse offering 'pop-up' weddings

Kelly Boers parades a ruffled wedding dress in anticipation of The Border Mail Bridal Fair. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

Kelly Boers parades a ruffled wedding dress in anticipation of The Border Mail Bridal Fair. Picture: JOHN RUSSELL

ALBURY-Wodonga may be a far cry from Las Vegas, but those wanting a quick and easy wedding will soon have the opportunity to do so on the Border.

Albury Racing Club will offer pop-up weddings on September 6, where couples can be married beside a rose garden.

Hospitality and event executive Amy Collins said she saw a need for a convenient wedding option for Border couples.

“There are also those people who need to get married on a budget,” she said.

It will cost $970 for couples and 10 guests, covering venue, styling, celebrant, photographer, cake and beverages.

“The cost compares to a normal wedding extremely well,” Ms Collins said.

“These days the average wedding costs more than $40,000.”

Ms Collins will be launching the pop-up wedding at the annual Albury-Wodonga Border Mail Bridal Fair at the Albury Entertainment Centre on Sunday.

Bridal fair event manager Bradley Hayden is expecting more than 700 people.

“For whoever is planning a wedding it is the place to be,” he said.

“You have everything to do with your wedding under one roof on one day.”

Ferrari Formalwear and Bridal Albury manager Rosemary Whitting will showcase her gowns on the catwalk.

The bridal fair is open from 10am-3pm, with fashion shows at 11am and 1.30pm.

Entry fee is $6 and The Border Mail wedding guide will be available.

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