In 2017, the average cost for a wedding in the UK amounted to £30,000. But if you have a limited budget, how can you have a special day. And arrange a wedding for a third of the price?
Here are some tips to help you think about your costs. Match your purse. And enjoy a dream wedding for £10,000.
- Decide whether you plan to get married in the UK. Or find an exact location abroad.
- Whether you arrange a UK wedding. Or opt to fly abroad. Select an all-inclusive package.
- If you intend to have a church wedding. You will need to consider the cost of the ceremony. Flowers and décor. Gospel band. Transport to the reception venue.
- For the reception. You will need to consider how many guests. What sort of catering. Include overnight accommodation and after wedding breakfast.
- Once you agree the number of guests. You can work with some numbers. For example if you decide on 50 guests maximum. Then start planning per person.
- Another great way is an exclusive package. Incorporating ceremony and celebration. Most venues now have open evenings. Or days where you can have a look at the location. Get ideas for themes. Sample menus and visualise your big day.
- Resolving how much each option will cost you. Assists you in planning every detail. Determine the style of wedding. Your preference. Rustic. Or tradional. Maybe quirky. Bohemian perhaps.
- Alternatively, hire your own venue. Organise your own catering. Ideas include a cheese and cold meats feast. BBQ. Or wood oven pizza. Include sweet treats and a dessert table. Create your own lighting and décor. Book an amazing band.
Some suggestions from couples who have successfully had a smashing wedding on a small budget include…
- One couple chose a small registry ceremony. And celebrated with friends on a boat down the river with a picnic and champagne.
- Another couple wanted both traditional and elegant. So chose a traditional church ceremony. Followed by an elegant reception in a beautiful historical hotel.
- Saver tips including creative ways like making your bouquet from paper (second hand books). Or taking an online floristry course, and arranging your own flowers. Design a cascading wall of flowers. To the buttonholes and your bouquet.
- Pinterest has lots of great ideas.
How much would you spend on your big day? Breakdown the costs…
- Hen & Stag: £500
- Church & Transport: £1000
- Wedding Venue, Food & Entertainment £4000
- Decor & Flowers: £1000
- Dress & Suit: £1000
- Rings: £1000
- Hair, Makeup & Bouquets: £500
- Flower girl & Page boy Outfits: £500
- Photography: £250
- Stationery & Favours: £250
When you look for the right person, you always end up with the wrong one. But when you just sit by the corner and wait, he comes along and shares the corner with you. Unknown
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