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UKbride Member Request 26 Feb 2018

Me & my fiancé went to a wedding showcase yesterday & we have fallen in...

Me & my fiancé went to a wedding showcase yesterday & we have fallen in love!! However the price tag is quite high! Do we settle for a different venue & a cheaper price tag or just go for it because it really is what we want?

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Lucy Lewis
Lucy Lewis 26 Feb 2018

Hi if you can't afford then find somewhere else, don't start your married life in debt it will out too much strain on you both :)

Rhian Priest-Dibben
Rhian Priest-Dibben 26 Feb 2018

we went for the one that stole our heart, was expensive but decided to go 2 courses instead of 3 to reduce price and got £250 off the ceremony charge... but we love it, so its worth it.
Unfortunately life is debt, if you have a house a mortgage that is debt so no offence ^ Lucy^ cant say married life in debt will cause strain as thats what life is, you pay bills every month, and thats life. So how you decide to pay if off is up to you, we may end up with a loan but its worth it.....

Shelley Rayworth
Shelley Rayworth 26 Feb 2018

If it's what you really want an your not going to bankrupt yourself just for one day then go for it. I had my heart set on a grade 2 listed house but they wanted 10k just to use it, I can't justify spending that, it's just dead money. We kept looking an have now booked another venue that tbh is much more our style and lots cheaper x

Anita O'Sullivan
Anita O'Sullivan 27 Feb 2018

Why not enquire and see if they can give u a better deal, we showed our preferred venue the quote from the one we were going to go with and they matched it ... if u don’t ask u don’t get x

Emma Banks
Emma Banks 27 Feb 2018

Go for it if it’s what you really love you will find the money somehow x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

If it’s what you want go for it, but set a date that’s far enough away to let you save for it.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

Is your heart set on a specific date? Winter/Autumn dates save you so much plus weekdays... Our venue was way out of our price range but we have booked it in half term (so children can attend) in winter (favourite season anyway) and it's saved us about £5000! I never wanted anything huge but fell in love! Is a gorgeous glass/wood barn so feels like you are practically outdoors anyway! Good luck xx

Joanne Matthews
Joanne Matthews 27 Feb 2018

Go for what you love, you don't want to live with the regret xx

Rachael Ellis
Rachael Ellis 27 Feb 2018

Me and my fiance fell in love with somewhere. We almost settled for something cheaper but we wouldn't have had our dream wedding. So instead we moved our wedding to the next year so we could have our dream day at our dream venue x

Suzanne Marie
Suzanne Marie 27 Feb 2018

We saw one we liked for about £10k but it didn't feel like right venue the following year as it was too small. Low and behold we found an even more beautiful venue later that knocked all of them for six! So far, £2.3k👍

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

Is it one of the first venues. I fell in love with the first venue I looked at. I even cried. On second look I realised it wasn't the venue so much I fell in love with it was the realisation that I was getting married. Kept looking and found someone I loved even more. But if you really are in love with it then book it because you don't want to regret anything

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

We’ve saved about £10k by getting married on a Thursday - venue price was less and minimum guests/spend number was less too. Has allowed us to have the wedding me really want without getting into debt x

Natalie Casey
Natalie Casey 27 Feb 2018

If it’s what you really want and you know you can still afford it and it won’t leave you with massive debts, then I’d say go for it. We have gone for a venue that’s was the most expensive out of others we looked at but we both just fell in love with it straight away and knew it was where we wanted to get married x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

Our wedding is 3/4 times what we thought we would spend so we booked it for two years in the future and are saving weekly for it. We fell in love with our venue and know the wait will be worth it to get the perfect day.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

We had to leave our dream venue behind fell in love with this beautiful barn, right next to a lake in the middle of nowhere. Was STUNNING!!! But the price tag for the venue hire alone was almost double what we’re paying at our current venue & they include food!

Nobody can tell you whether or not to go for it. It comes down to what you are prepared to pay.

I wasn’t willing to spend £15k of my life savings on a single day, so we had to make sacrifices.
Other people might not think twice about spending more!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 27 Feb 2018

We had a similar situation, albeit it wasn’t massively over budget. We just spoke to the venue, raised our concerns and they were able to accommodate us within our budget

Donna Winter
Donna Winter 27 Feb 2018

We went for a more expensive venue as it was more what we wanted. We made the decision together to save a little harder and cut back in areas not as important to us. Xx

Gemma Barrington
Gemma Barrington 27 Feb 2018

Figure out what you could do to cut the price down. Can you save for longer? Get a cheaper package? Marry on a weekday? I’ve also seen some venues do last minute availability for a lot less... so at Xmas time they may start selling off spring/summer dates cheaper. Could keep an eye out for that. Maybe if you tell them you budget they could meet you in the middle? X

Amy Bickmore
Amy Bickmore 28 Feb 2018

You should set your budget then look at venues within that budget. no point looking at venues that are way outside of your price range. There are lots of lovely wedding venues near me I didn't even bother looking at as they are above budget.

UKbride Member 1 Mar 2018

This happened to me and my fiance....luckily for us we decided to just go for it otherwise we would be filled with regret. Absolutely love our venue and couldnt get married anywhere else x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 2 Mar 2018

I would say do what you think is best. We didn't have everything we would have wanted for our wedding due to cost and we loved our day, don't regret one bit of it. x

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