Hi I'm getting married in July next year I have started planning the wedding but we're stuck on a venue because we're in a tight ish budget im not sure what to do also we need help with cake and decor things like that
Where abouts are you based? x
Hi where do you live :)
Bark website is a good one it's where I found everything I needed for my wedding and you can set a budget. They will do all the hard work for you and you will have suppliers contact you with offers to what you want.
Village hall and ebay!
I couldn't justify spending loads on a cake so I'm buying the separate tiers from marks and spensors then I'll stack them and put ribbon on myself.
Decor. Put bits together yourself. You can get fish bowls from £1 shop and Ribbons and bunting and stuff from the works. I save jars from food and decorated them with hessian and lace. Made own invitations. Made own favours. Saved loads. As for cake. Do you know anyone or know anyone that knows someone that could do it for you? Depends where you are but I used lolo cakes near Birmingham and they took to the venue too. Under cut previous quotes by like £100-£200.
Venue. Try alternative days such as a Friday or a Sunday or change time of year to an off peak time like winter as venues tend to go cheaper for these days and times of year.
we made everything got ideas of pinterest :) my mum made invites,table decor,sweet trolley,flowers etc :) we also looked at venues in our area but were so rediculus on price just for a few people to attend so we decided on registry office but that worked out more expensive than the village church i grew up in so we decided on a church ceremony and then reception at the local village hall that my mum decorated and luckly got it cheaper due to being the cleaner :) we had afternoon tea after church ceremony then a buffet with disco in the evening :) our cake was from marks and spencers and my mum decorated it. altogether cost about £5000 heres some pictures x
Rebecca Reynolds any tips to pass on? I still can't believe you did all of that on your budget! Xxx
Depending on what type of decor you like but I always think rustic looks lovely & is super cheap to do. As for cake we're not having one I've been to weddings in the past where it gets cut up & no one ate any. We're having a buffet table with cookies, brownies, rocky road etc & putting out bags so guests can help themselves
Save and clean food jars to decorate, eBay etc for craft stuff, we are using a pub for the reception who have given us free reign on decorating etc x
We are doing register office, got dress off the rack at a bridal shop who actually reduced it for me, bridesmaids buying own dresses, family friends donated champagne glasses and flutes from their weddings, invites through words of mouth and Facebook, having reception at in laws house and they are paying for food and drink as wedding present, got a few little bits like flowers, guest book and decorations etc from amazon, eBay and etsy. Haggled for car and cake and all of it coming in at under £2000 xx
what about a chuch hall or community center or a pub
I'm just starting to plan our wedding on a budget and I'm just doing a lot myself. I'm having a rustic wedding so I'm making the bouquets from artificial that are really cheap online. For centrepieces I'm using old glass jars with handmade candles in. I'm not paying for chair covers, just getting a load of organza and making a hood with a bow and putting lavender in it. All my ideas have come of Pinterest x
Try groupon i see a good deal on there the other day x
We went home bargains and places like that for artificial flowers for tables and also for flower girls and bridesmaids. We've not spent much at all in decorations just keeping it very simple.
Venue look at council properties you can rent for a day. We are hiring a Manor House that is owned by the council and it's only cost us £200 for the day and doing finger buffet for food from Costco.
Cake. I'm a cake maker and making my own cake however one big tip. Don't feel because you have 100 guests it need a cake to feed that many. It's very rare everyone will eat the cake and so much is wasted. A simple small two tier could be more than enough and won't break the bank. Best of luck. X
Fake a cake! Buy polystyrene layers from hobby craft and ice them. Buy your cake from somewhere like tescos and have it in the kitchen to be served in the evening. Gorgeous looking cake at a fraction of the cost. Also just a day bridal shop in Ipswich (next to Coes) was recently having a sale with dresses half price etc. Xx
Tightish budget try having to do a wedding on £50 a week since oct last yr for our wedding this yr...its hard work
Poundland recently launched a wedding collection https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.mirror.co.uk/money/poundland-launch-wedding-range-brides-10535367.amp
Also if you want a big cake but don't want wastage have tiers made from polystyrene dummies or if you need more cake but only have the budget for a small one have a cutting cake. Once cake is cut up no one knows whether it was from the main cake or the cutting one.
Whatever you do, enjoy it
I'm getting married in 4 weeks we've chosen a local rugby club which has a bar and got a family friend doing our buffet as on a tight budget pound shop is where I've got lots of my decorations like bunting and cake topper hope you find some where xx
Cake - you should definitely go to Amazing Cakes by Jean. Only 20 minutes from Ipswich. Every cake is made to your design.
Do you have any friends who bake cakes? Maybe they can help out with the wedding cake? We have someone we know making ours as a gift to us X
If you have the range nearby they have a wedding section we did all the decorating ourselves. Also our reception was at a rugby club which was cheap and cheerful but still looked great
We have a lot of fishbowls (around £20) left from our wedding we're selling for £1 each (or a bit less if you have them all)... but would probably need collecting from coventry.
Also selling wedding dress for £350 (or thereabouts, I'm not too set on that) if you're interested.
Buy things off eBay - we did favours for about £20 total (and that was for 170 guests).
Www.thecakebox.com they do budgeting wedding cakes i got a 3 tier one for 70 pound they do 2 tier from 40 and you can pay weekly
Www.weddijg decorations.co.uk you can pay weekly on these too
Ww.james party catering for you they will find you a dj a venue do your buffet and decorations for 450 pound
Www.james party atering for you .com
60 pound from the cake box