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UKbride Member Request 30 Jan 2018

How do everyone pay for there weddings ? Do you pay monthly instalments by...

How do everyone pay for there weddings ? Do you pay monthly instalments by your earnings ? Or do anyone get bank loans or loans through wedding companies to help pay for the wedding and pay after ?

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 30 Jan 2018

Hi my parents are paying for the bulk of our wedding and I have had an ISA since I was in college so we are paying cash :)

Susan Coleclough
Susan Coleclough 30 Jan 2018

We have paid the deposits out of our savings for cake / photography / venue / car. The savings we have been topping up from wages / birthday cheques / selling stuff on e-bay (great excuse for a clear out of junk). The things like table arrangements, dress etc have been paid for as we go along. It has meant we can't eat out as much and I have cut back on general spending where I can but there is still likely to be a shortfall for the actual venue and we may have to put some of that on credit card.

Patricia Hales
Patricia Hales 31 Jan 2018

Most of its coming out of savings, wages and occasionally on my card. We've had some help from a family member, which we're so grateful.
Deposits have been made in things so just the last little bits, can't wait.

Stacey Hutchinson
Stacey Hutchinson 31 Jan 2018

We have a savings account and once we have a set amount we have paid the suppliers. We have also been lucky to receive contributions from our family.

Kate Phillips
Kate Phillips 31 Jan 2018

Savings account, been saving since I was 5!

Suki Charlton
Suki Charlton 31 Jan 2018

Saved the money and paid in cash, we got a much better deal paying like that 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

We saved the majority before we booked to ensure we wouldn't get in debt and had a better idea of how much budget we had for extras
I didn't want to be in a position where we paid a big deposit for something then couldn't afford it and stressed closer to the time there's plenty of other things to stress about before don't make money one of them

Bethan Roberts
Bethan Roberts 31 Jan 2018

Opened a savings account and just add as much as we can every month . We know we have to put a certain amount but if we can do more one month we will just so we either have money left over or money to spend on the things we don’t need but want xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

We deliberately set a 2 year engagement and saved up! Don’t have to borrow or ask anyone for money. x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

We saved up our own money so we didn’t have to borrow x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

Booked our wedding 2 years in advance, knew the min we have to save a month from that. We have change pots that we put our loose change in on a Friday, we save £2 coins and £5 notes...partner does overtime when it's available and I have a second job. It's not easy but we have paid as we go and are saving for the big stuff. I refuse to get into debt over 1 day x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

We are saving up monthly for 2 years.

Kirsty Normington
Kirsty Normington 31 Jan 2018

We wouldn’t be getting married if we couldn’t afford it.. all paid with savings, current earnings, plenty of overtime and kind Wedding presents

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

Monthly payments to pay off our Wedding, we decided we didn't wanna go in to a new married life with debt behind us! It's tough going but almost there. Roll on Sept we can't wait 🤵 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

My father had been saving up for 40yrs! I finally found the man of my dreams, four years ago and we got married last November.

Beth Cox
Beth Cox 31 Jan 2018

We are using savings, wouldn’t get married if we had to borrow any of it. It’s not worth it! X

Shakira Badwal
Shakira Badwal 31 Jan 2018

We had a savings account. There's no way I would get loans or pay with credit card just to get married. I believe that you have what you can afford to pay up front. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 31 Jan 2018

Booked ours two years in advance so we would have time to save for everything we wanted. Plus I got an agency job in the schools for a few extra hours a week

Donna Milner
Donna Milner 31 Jan 2018

We bought nearly everything wedding dress suits everything for venue etc before we set a date we have just booked church cars paid deposit my nephew is a wedding photographer so got that cheap we run a pub with a big function room so lucky not payed for venue so now we save hundred pound a week up to pay car off church and food we are lucky but I would never get it debt for my wedding I would just do it later rather than do that x

Lindsay Coombes
Lindsay Coombes 31 Jan 2018

A bit of both got a lump loan then saved up and paid as much off as possible now hermits for first part of this year to clear rest of debt inc honeymoon and Xmas lol

Gemma Collins
Gemma Collins 1 Feb 2018

Booked for 2.5 years away have the money pretty much but have ,2.5 years to carry on saving as Want to buy a house not long after. Need honey moon money too.

Gemma Louise
Gemma Louise 1 Feb 2018

We’re paying for everything ourselves. We don’t have family to help and we won’t borrow money. We want to be able to have our wedding and not worry about paying anything to anyone. We get married next June all deposits are paid so we just have to work extra hard each month to pay for it. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

This would be my second wedding as my mum and dad paid for the first one,and the money that they saved went on that i guess we will have to just do a cheap wedding and pay it off over 2 years like everyone else said no point in getting in debt. We havent booked anything yet as we dont even have a small deposit we all have to start some where dont we

Gemma Hardy
Gemma Hardy 1 Feb 2018

We've had a bit of help from family, but we never asked(but are grateful for) and have also used savings built up over the 10 years we have been together. It was important to us that we didnt go into debt over one day. Can't wait now. I can officially say my wedding is this month 🤗

Liberty Gibbons
Liberty Gibbons 1 Feb 2018

Luckily we have nice family's and they're paying for bits, but we chose to get married 2.5 years from our engagement so we both can put the same amount in each month, it's working out well as we're over saving because of putting all our birthday and Christmas money in, but any money left will be for things we haven't thought of and a house deposit :) I know someone who got a loan and 2 years later only just paid it off :)
We've paid for 1/2 the photographer, flowers, pianist, registar, venue, ceremony etc :) but we're getting married in New York and this was a package so much cheaper :) we've paid half the caters too and all the decorations are brought :) and my dress my lovely nan paid for x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

we are paying monthly and our families are helping as we have a flat and are not steeing up home as well so they are paying as thier present

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

We paid each thing off little and often... so my crystal bouquet was 50 a month.... and so was my dress... x

Nicole Dickson
Nicole Dickson 1 Feb 2018

We booked our wedding 3 years in advance, my father is generously helping us a little with venue but mostly we our paying out of our wages and saving a little for all the wee end bits! Defo not getting loans or credit cards to get into debt x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

We pay monthly so it’s been easier to manage

Leanne Young
Leanne Young 1 Feb 2018

We've set up a savings account and put money in each week/month out of wages and earnings we are lucky that my parents are helping out to and they also pay into our savings account. Would never want to go into married life in 1000's of £'s of debt x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 1 Feb 2018

Most places will let you pay monthly if you asked them too.

Louise Barker
Louise Barker 4 Feb 2018

We have a 0% credit card but pay more than minimum payment each month

Sarah Nicholls
Sarah Nicholls 4 Feb 2018

We've been paying with deposits and installments then I got an intrest free credit card for any other bits and bobs.

Rachel Lee
Rachel Lee 4 Feb 2018

We’ve let ourselves have 2 years to save and pay for the wedding. I think apply and paying off a loan would cause stress on the wedding xx

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 5 Feb 2018

Its not benefit for us to pay monthly so would rather save monthly in my own bank and pay them as agreed 6 months before my wedding. Both of us are saving monthly and potentially have to get a loan/credit card if we don't save enough. we are in a good position that it doesnt faze us, as that just allows us extra time to pay it off.

Stacey Gray
Stacey Gray 9 Feb 2018

We are getting married august 19, we have paid deposits on church, pub, food, were paying them monthly for the year, made my own flowers and wedding favours, we are putting money intona savings account every week so we can buy our dresses n suits this time next year x

Emma Raisborough
Emma Raisborough 14 Feb 2018

We were lucky, we moved home and had a good chunk of money left over from the sale of our hold house. £8500 came from that, my dad contributed £2000 and the remaining £5000 was paid gradually out of our monthly wages.

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