UK
UKbride Member Request 24 Apr 2018

Is anyone saving for their wedding on one persons salary? Can it be done or...

Is anyone saving for their wedding on one persons salary? Can it be done or will we need a loan?

29 Comments
Bethan Roberts
Bethan Roberts 24 Apr 2018

We are, we booked our wedding two years ahead so it would be possible 🙂 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Me and my
Partner are it’s not easy , our wedding is in 2020 and there’s only one of us working the other is taking our son to school and that we stil got a lot to save for but I’m sure it’s do able and we are determined not to get loan x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

You don’t need a loan. no one should get themselves in debt for a wedding. The importance of a wedding lies in the pair of you committing yourselves to each other, not in spending thousands of pounds on one day. You can get married in a beautiful room in your local council offices for less than £200 in most towns, and the reception after doesn’t need to cost a fortune either. Ultimately it’s your day, but if cost is an issue, remember why you’re getting married in the first place xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

My wedding only cost £2000 so it can easily be done on a budget, we wasn’t willing to get ourselves in debt for it xx

Leanne Evenson
Leanne Evenson 24 Apr 2018

Give your self a good time scale to be able to do it all on what you can afford we planed for 2020 so we can afford it all we started buying soon as we got numbers and found venue each week we put some money in to get all the bits that don't seem important by next year we should have everything to just have to pay venue cars and photos it just takes sacrifice and time and it's doable good luck x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

U don't need a loan.a wedding can be made beautiful even on a budget.we shopped around a lot and I've made a lot by hand. I found this website amazing for dresses www.jjshouse.co.uk I got my wedding dress,my maid of honour and 4bridesmaid dresses all for £280.good luck with the planning x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Depends on your budget. We're doing it on one salary but we're spending 2k max on ours.

Kay Robinson
Kay Robinson 24 Apr 2018

It can defo be done we started planning just over a year ago and marry on the 18.8.18 we have had no help from any1 and only he works (self employed) and we have 2 children (8and3) we just started of by paying deposits on everything and paying bits each week/month we still have a little bit to pay but have spent about 7k and haven't really noticed as I haven't paid it all out in 1 lump sum (if that makes sense). Hope your plans go well and good luck it will all be worth it xx

Amy Bickmore
Amy Bickmore 24 Apr 2018

Entirely depends on how much the person's salary is and what the wedding budget is, surely?

Michaela Sharp
Michaela Sharp 24 Apr 2018

Personally I wouldn't get a loan. You can have an amazing day on a budget. Remember why you are getting married.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

May I ask those that are doing their weddings on a budget what sort of wedding breakfast and evening receptions you have gone for. Me and my partner have recently become engaged and are looking to marry in 2020 but struggling to find venues for after the church that aren’t going to cost us a fortune xx

Donna Milner
Donna Milner 24 Apr 2018

Just save everyweek iv got a book wrote down what we needed and how much everything will cost bit more to save a we are all paid up i wouldnt have personally got a loan for a wedding just make a sensible budget x

Yaz Benourida
Yaz Benourida 24 Apr 2018

I would say save a much as you can and get a good credit card with a large limit and 0% interest on all purchases for a year or 2 if possible. Allows you to pay the larger items like a venue all at once if you need to and then more control on how you pay it back. Just be sure to pay it back before the interest rises.

Sharon  Fowles
Sharon Fowles 24 Apr 2018

We are.. My fiancee only works part time too.. we have been having alcohol free weekends & no takeaways. Saving money in pots since febuary 2017.. Wedding is in August 2018 at 4pm... Only having 1 meal, Future mother in law is paying for hog roast..

Cathy McBrearty
Cathy McBrearty 24 Apr 2018

We are. I am a stay at home mum. We have saved and sacrificed for 2 years and get married in just over 11 weeks 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Why are people so against loans? 🤔 we saved 6k in 18months and then got a 2k loan out to help pay the last few bits and to use as spending money on our honeymoon. Paid it back within a year and not in any debt!
If it’s something that you can do and comfortably pay back, there’s no reason you can’t get a loan and have everything you want for your big day, after all you will only do it once!xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Were trying to save for a wedding but so far havent done very well as so many other things keep cropping up. I think the best way is to be able to pay for everything instalments over a period of time and trying to cut back on things where possible. We have given ourselves a prospective time of Autumn/winter 2020 but if it needs to be pushed out further I dont mind.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Buy every thing as you go along. Me and my partner had help from our parents to pay for some things but we didn’t expect them to do we had already set money aside for certain things. Choose your colours and then go on eBay and search for things you will find things so cheaply and facebook market too as people sell there stuff. We wrote out envelopes for all the people we had to pay with the biggest being the first that had to be filled. This worked really well as as soon as we had it they were sealed and put away now we are a couple of months from our wedding with nothin to do or pay for

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Or a credit card that's 0% for purchases if you have to and can pay back within the limit

Lisa Bennett
Lisa Bennett 24 Apr 2018

We are having afternoon tea at the pub opposite the church, then a buffet at the hotel for our reception. We’ve already cut the amount of food we were having, it was ridiculously expensive and will stress me out seeing the food sit there all evening with no one eating it, so just doing a light buffet now, it’s our day, we have other things to pay for that are more important x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Only spend what you can afford

Tiffany Carlile
Tiffany Carlile 24 Apr 2018

We both work but are saving one wage for the wedding (just because we can. One earns enough to cover bills etc).
I’d say try plan a wedding that you can afford. But if you want to get a loan out, look at your expenses and see what you can afford to pay a loan back. If you can afford it then go for a loan, if it’s gonna cause stress in paying back then don’t.

Mand East
Mand East 24 Apr 2018

I did it with a small amount of money mine only costing me £2600 ask family they might know people that can help out with hire and makeup car extra

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

Only my partner works as we got a baby and 3 other kids and saving to get married in 2020

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

It's impossible to answer this really as it depends what the salary is, how much you're spending on the wedding, how long you've got to save etc. If you can't afford to save don't take out a loan as you won't be able to pay it off. It's possible to have a wedding on a tight budget. Have a read around and I'm sure you'll find something nice :) x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 24 Apr 2018

It can be done xx
My parter is working full time and we have a 4 year old as well xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Apr 2018

Are you getting married or having a wedding?

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 25 Apr 2018

People getting so judgemental on here about money.
1. It's your wedding. Spend what you like on it.
2. Getting a loan doesn't necessary mean that you are bad with money or that you are gonna be miserable for the next years to pay it off. Its everybodys own decision. As long as you are aware of the interest rates and how it will affect you in the next few years.
3. Not everybody has the time, talent, storage or simply enough family and friends that can help for a DIY wedding.
As I said above. It's your wedding. Do what you think is best and don't let other people talk you into doing something you don't like (that is general advice and not necessary in relation to this post). It's the most important day in the life of you and the person you love. You should have forever good memories about it. Are you gonna say in 5 years I wish I didn't spend the extra 500 pound or will you regret not to have gotten something that you really liked but maybe has been a few hundred pounds extra?

Michelle Sprules
Michelle Sprules 27 Apr 2018

We are doing it on one wage. I spoke to all the suppliers and they are OK being paid ex amount each month. They told me the date it has to be paid in full by and worked out payment plan. It is doable without a loan, but it's your day, so if u need a loan, go for it x

Comment

Before we add your comment, please: log in to an existing UKbride account or join UKbride
Why Join?