What is everyone spending on their wedding? We’ve tried to keep a reasonable budget but it’s really getting expensive :/
i havent got a set price however to keep costs down im making some stuff my self (already done ring box and a canvas for memory table) also family and friends have own business so going to use them for discount price also using amazon for loads of stuff like a wedding dress i like in bridal shop is nearly £800 but exact same one on amazon and new is £66. i got my cake knife set from home bargains for £1.99 can always wrap burlap or ribbon/lace around it etc. my invites will be for those who dont have facebook the rest im inviting on facebook evening party anyway. get some items of facebook free groups/sale grops and freecycle hope these tips help x
I’ve booked my venue for £3995 and it includes a DJ, chair covers, three course meal and drinks. We’re also on a tight(ish) budget but the venue is so nice! I’m hoping to spend around 5k on everything but as long as it is under 7k ill be okay. The wedding industry is just ridiculously expensive now 😓
About £15,000 x
Our budget was 8k but this were on 10 k now & still not finished. X
Max 7k but so far with everything adds up to 3k and a bit x
Don't mention the w word! Florists/cake makers etc hike their prices up at the mention!
I tried to keep my as cheap as possible and it's currently at £15k
We tried to keep costs down as best as we could but it's all working out at £10800! We are even doing the catering ourselves! I'm hoping I have just over budgeted massively! But it's so hard to keep costs down when as soon as you mention the wedding word prices go up xxx
I said I would spend 8k but spent 26k in total after a 16k win at bingo
We spent around 15k, but could of been more as haven't really added everything up x
Just shy of £17k mine came out at...
I set a budget of £5000. At the moment 1100 under by using eBay. Getting married in 10 weeks and everything done for that price, unless forgotten something xx
We're aiming for 12k without our honeymoon but I don't think we'll be able to stick to that everything is more expensive than we thought and didn't help that my dream dress was £1100 x
We were all in at £12k not including the honeymoon. It really depends on where you are in the country and what kind of wedding you want. Some people can get married for £1k. We're from the south east and our county council fees for the registrar were £600 . We also wanted a 3-course sit down meal and a live band. Looking back, it is a lot of money but the venue was £6k, photographer a grand. It all adds up. As long as you budget and stick to it and don't book something that isn't within your means then it really doesn't matter what you're spending compared to everyone else. We saved up over 2 years so everything was paid and we didn't start married life in debt :)
Ours will be about £8000.
There is a really good Wedding Budgeter tool in this private wedding planning Facebook under files that can help you see where your money is going. Also lots of useful advice on keeping costs down:
Ours was around £13,000
Ceromony £295, dress £165, bridesmaids £150 for all 3, suits £200 venue £90 food £300 max, holiday cost to cornwall £600
We'll we have done it for less than £1000 x
Roughly £21000, budget was £10000
We are aiming for £8,000 and so far it looks like we might be coming in under budget! It’s definitely doable if you put your mind to it x
Was hoping to bring it in for £6-7K but looking more like £8-9K now...
It's terrifying how quickly things rack up :/
You can’t compare weddings as they’re all different depending on what you want. It’s like comparing a fiesta and a Porsche. You set your budget then decide what you can have, ie a small intimate affair in the garden or a country house with fireworks and 200 guest, both completely different so are blind to be completely different budgets. Decide what you definitely ‘have’ to have and who you have to have, write a wish list. Do your homework on the cost of things. Sometimes a week day wedding can be cheaper for example. Can you make your own invites? Do you have to have great auntie Nora who you haven’t seen since 1972 there? Do you need 6 brisesmaids or would 1 best friend be just a special etc etc.
Ours is fairly cheap. We're doing an authentic 17th century wedding. It can be as expensive or inexpensive as you wish. Depends on your dream xx
£5,000 for everything inc 3 course meal for 30 and evening buffet for 70, dj, venue, 4 suits, wedding dress, 4 bridesmaid dresses, car and bouncy castle (and all the little extra decorating and gift ECT ect) just without honeymoon :-) looking at the cost some people have spent I'm actually feeling pretty proud lol
Gotta be honest looking at maximum £1000 but thats only because me and my fiancé have been through a lot and after 7yrs we just want to be husband and wife now. Registry office. 20 guests and a nice meal after suits us. Spend whatever you can afford/want x x
Under £2000 and still have quite a bit left
We are getting married in the Catholic Church with a reception at a restaurant that means a lot to us ( were he proposed) getting married in July and so far we have spent £3500-£4000 is not extravagant but then neither are the two of us xx
Ours was around 15k but that included a 2 week all inclusive honeymoon to the Maldives! We wanted to do it at a reasonable price but we realised what we wanted just kept mounting up. That was with friends doing photography, car, hair, band etc!
Aiming for £1000. Dress and flowers, £140
£10k budget - coming in at £11k currently hoping to save on a few things though x
£8000 for everything. Registrar, venue, decoration hire, invites, dress, band, flowers, chocolate fountain, champagne fountain, photographer, drinks, food, suits, bridesmaid dresses and gifts. I had 120 for the day and 200 at night. My advice to you is enter as many wedding competitions you possibly can xx
Just budget what you can realistically afford, I personally don’t feel it’s worth getting into debt over. Remember why you want to get married. People never remember the ‘stuff’ that was there, they just remember the good time they had and how lovely it was no matter how much has been spent x
16k-18k est for about 200 ppl 3 course meal ect
Think we will come in at about 6 k maybe a bit over x
£20k including honeymoon in Jamaica. I don’t know how people do it for so little when just the church service alone is costing over £800!
We're sticking around the 5k mark 😊
No more than £8000 I hope!!
£5008 for everything
Initially hoped for around £7000 for everything, venue alone was more than that but I have a big family. We’ve said we’re only doing it once and don’t want to look back and have any regrets so making sure we get what we want even if it does cost more, including a nice honeymoon a few months after we’re looking at about £18,000 😱
Budget is 7k. Hoping to come in under that but venue/ food is 3.5k
We done ours for just under 3500 and just got 200 left to pay off my dads paying for our honeymoon other wish i couldnt aford 1
Aimed for £10k. Currently standing at about £14k, plus £4K honeymoon and £2k for my dresses and shoes (which my parents are kindly paying for). We’re even getting married on a Thursday to keep costs down
We budgeted for about £10k with honeymoon. Currently on target, but see how people easily go over
3k registry then to venue made alot of stuff like bouquet my self using wish joom and eBay have professionals in family...e.g cars hair dj so got better prices on that cake is a brilliant price got my dress used once for £60 absolute bargain as designer dress and was looking at paying 1300 for it out of the shop bought all the table stuff from eBay bridesmaid dresses from eBay shopped around worked out alot cheaper than just going for first things I saw and buying...this isn't including honeymoon x
I set my self at £2500 budget.
I'm smashing it. So fat I've spent £1000
And I have my venue. Transport (a convoy) cake. A brand new stunning dress. Invites, RSPVS, save the dates, table numbers, table and chair hire, DJ, balloons, marquee, shoes, underwear, 4 bridesmaid bouquets, my bouquets, buttonsholes, bow ties and braces, flower girl dress, tables runners, chair sash, decorations.
Alot of mine is I went through and through my list of what I wanted and cut it down to what i actually need to have the perfect wedding.
My bridesmaids sister in law in making our cake. And she's paying for it.
My hubby friend is our DJ. Got him for 200.
Transport is friend of friends with amazing cars.
Marquee is my friends mum's.
Table and chair hire is 200.
Flowers are 110.
Decorations and stationary I've been buying for the last 3 years using vouchers. Think in total I've paid about 20 for them bits.
EBay and wish and making stuff yourself is the big one....
I just need to put money into the bar about 250.
And find a hotel room for the evening.
We've managed to stick to around 2k but that's because we're not having a DJ or a meal. We're getting married at 3pm and having afternoon tea. We're making our own playlist and playing it through the venues speakers. That's saved us around £600
I have budgeted £18k without honeymoon (but our venue/food/drinks alone were £10k). But we have a mortgage already, a beautiful home, and do not have kids yet, so it's how we are choosing to spend our savings. Obviously trying to not spend that much, but i've worked out how much we can save in the 2 years we have till the wedding, and budgeted from that.
Total cost was £14,000 BUT that did include a free bar which came to £3,500!
17k including honeymoon im doing my own flowers, And stationary such as invites the food and such is in a package for 60 guests 8k wont be having any more than that
so far ive speant £24.63 thats the stuff to make ring box and canvas for memory table verse, cake knife set, just married banners, 1 flower girl gift and because people we love are in heaven theres a piece of heaven at our wedding frame got long way to go but got 3 years to do it in theres things on facebook and freecycle sometimes thats free to collector try on them x
We budgeted for £10k and we are on track. Just try and haggle as much as you can with everything! So far we have saved £600 by haggling. At the end of the day people in the wedding industry know its big so they want to secure you so they will drop their prices for it xx