UKbride Member Request 20 Sep 2017

I would like to get married to my oh of 12 years. The problem is I don't...

I would like to get married to my oh of 12 years. The problem is I don't have much money. My budget is approx £300. Does anyone have any tips on how to have a lovely wedding but basic.

Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 20 Sep 2017

Hi Sorry but it will cost more than this just for a civil ceremony, good luck though :)

Laura Lindsley
Laura Lindsley 20 Sep 2017

ebay, shop around, make your own stuff, try charity shops, get family involved have a crafts day, my only thing I would say is price up cost of the registrar as ours is nearly £500 as were getting married in a venue so defiantly something to check as that could be a huge part of your budget gone :) x

Diana Popescu
Diana Popescu 20 Sep 2017

The registrar might be more than that, we are getting married at Basingstoke Registry Office and paying £575 for that. Once you sort the registry bit I think a buffet at home can be really nice, with stuff bought from Costco etc. You can even get your wedding cake in Costco. Last year I got a huuuge, white fruit cake and decorated it myself for a birthday. I'd also recommend Poundland as they have some lovely table decorations and eBay for stuff like lanterns, hanging bits etc. Good luck xx

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 20 Sep 2017

You do not have to pay a fortune for a registry office wedding if there are no more than 4 people. I believe each county has at least one registry office that can do this type of wedding (in Hertfordshire it is Hatfield). I think it cost less than £100. It would be advisable to phone the registrars office and enquire. Then with the official bit out of the way you could have a meal or party elsewhere, maybe a BBQ where people club in and bring stuff. Good luck

Nicola Jones
Nicola Jones 21 Sep 2017

My local registry office will charge £35 each for formal notice for you both and £46 for a basic vows only service with 2 witnesses, or £180 for a full service with music and more guests. Then maybe a romantic meal for 2 at your fave pub/restaurant?

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 21 Sep 2017

Wow Nicola! Where do you live that the full service with music can be done for £180? Where we are is almost £500 in addition the the £35 each for notice of marriage. :o

Stephanie Wood
Stephanie Wood 23 Sep 2017

I think it may cost more than this just for the registrar as ours is almost £600. If you are wanting to invite guests then you could look at hiring a hall and asking people to bring a dish towards the buffet. A lot of high street stores sell wedding dresses, home Bargains has a wedding section for decorations.

Abigail Evans
Abigail Evans 26 Sep 2017

reg office . make most of the décor and get bits cheap off ebay , can make some lovely stuff with bits of ebay xx

Naomi Chappel
Naomi Chappel 29 Sep 2017

Try and do as much as you can yourself and look on ebay and places like Costco x


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