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    • mrsholmes2b
      CommentAuthormrsholmes2b
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    If you don't mind answering, how much money should I be planning on spending altogether cos h2b is twisting that i'm over doing it at £12,000 and he reckons that its too much for 1 wedding his words not mine. I think it is alot but for something I'm only going to do once I think its about right its not like i'm buying new cars all the time that lose value straight away (he does) I will value this for the rest of my life and he should too xx (rant over lol)
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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      Got married 10 years ago
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    For the wedding, about £12-£14K. Then another £4K for the honeymoon.

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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
      Got married 10 years ago
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    wow really?

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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
      Getting married in 8 years
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    Only spending lots of money on 2 things which are my venue which is £3000 my photos are £1000, so hoping to do the lot for 6 grand :-) hopefully less

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    • jodie
      CommentAuthorjodie
      Got married 10 years ago
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    ive spent £3200 but im eloping 2 gretna green with only 24 guests it depends where and how many people u have

    oh n mine includes honeymoon 2 x
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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~x
      Getting married in 8 years
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    :-( no honeymoon yet for us going to save after wedding for family holiday to florida. Might spend the weekend somewhere just the two of us tho

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    • Claire Sky
      CommentAuthorClaire Sky
      Got married 10 years ago
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    wow 12,000 you will have an amazing wedding for that hon xxx we are spending £6000 and it's everything i have ever wanted xx enjoy organising xxxxx
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    • DrunchPunk
      CommentAuthorDrunchPunk
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    It varies massively :) everyone does it differently - and spending more money doesn't necessarily get you a better day! I'm not one to talk, I'm probably going to bankrupt myself :) but if I were less lazy and more craft-oriented I would probably spend far less!

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    • Mrs Joyce
      CommentAuthorMrs Joyce
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    my budget is £3500 so far coming in at £3000 and that is with a sit down meal for 40 and nighttime reception for 80

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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      Got married 10 years ago
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    Should mention- mines costing quite a bit because we have 120 day guests and 180 at least in the evening...

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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
      Got married 10 years ago
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    we are having about 150 evening still mot sure about day so difficult! i guess as we aren't paying for venue thats a big chunk but i still don't think we would spend that much, it is fun though isn't it haha x

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    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) Pidgeon
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    Well, we are only going to do it once!

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    • Faye
      CommentAuthorFaye
      Got married 8 years ago
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    we budgeted £20,000 we havent got that much money but our venue is £12,000.... so 12.000 for the whole wedding is still good... tell him if its only happening once, then make the most of it xx
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs Alsbetty
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    very true! x

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    • laura2481
      CommentAuthorlaura2481
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Our budget is currently £12k-ish for the wedding and approx £4k for the honneymoon. (it was £14k total but we've had some input from my parents and H2b's parents so we've a little more to play with) :)
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    • Kizzy81
      CommentAuthorKizzy81
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    I said £6k max to start with, but it's looking like it will come in at around £12k now.
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    • Clarey88
      CommentAuthorClarey88
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    I'm budgeting 10k but I'm hoping I'll come under this xx
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    • Diana89
      CommentAuthorDiana89
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I've budgeted £10,000 officially for savings, wont let myself spend more than £7000 but I really would be surprised if I spend more than £5k tbh, apparently the average is £25k, thing is I'm the type of person who begrudges the price of things, I'll happily wait 6 months or more for a dvd I really want so it drops in price so I know I'd be unhappy if I spent a load of money on one day, but I fully undertand why other people would
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    • CommentAuthorMrs Daltry
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    £5,000 no more
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    • bobbysgirl
      CommentAuthorbobbysgirl
      Got married 6 years ago
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    as little as possible.lol
    probably around £3k, we just don't have the money what with a baby and me on maternity leave. i would love a fairytale wedding with all the trimmings and a week in the caribean. but at the end of the day being married is far more important to me than the actual wedding
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    • CommentAuthorjenniebean
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    we are hopng to do it all for 15k thats with exclusive hire and all outfits everything well hoping
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    • Audrey
      CommentAuthorAudrey
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
     
    tbh im hoping not to spend that much - thankfully i have a lovely daddy paying the venue and the meal :) and me and h2b are splitting the rest! his parents are kindly paying for the flowers for our wedding so thats another expence knocked out and my uncle is taking the pics! serious you are spending 4,000 on honeymoon?? were going on a 10 night med cruise for 800 each all inclusive!! so im a happy girl! i personally would rather put the money into a house!
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    • Melly
      CommentAuthorMelly
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    £2000 for us at the most. Ours is completely 'off the wall'. its not lavish like alot of you. xx
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    • Claire Sky
      CommentAuthorClaire Sky
      Got married 10 years ago
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    you can do amazing things with alot less money xxx bargain hunting is the key!! xx
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    • Mrswright
      CommentAuthorMrswright
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    £3000 for me that includes church ,sit down meal for 50,reception for 150,string quartet,outfits for me 10 bridesmaids and 6 suits and a big red london bus for travelling wow i impressed myself with my super spending thanks to good old ebay and being a thrifty mum of 5 under 12
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    • vintage lass
      CommentAuthorvintage lass
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    To be honest, we haven't set a sum in mind just tried to get value for money in most departments and then pay off as we go comfortably without too much stress and strain! Id advise a budget price in hind sight however I was graduating from uni when started organising and had no savings whatsoever so thats why we've had to do it this way! Im gettin married in 8months and so far roughly have spent £3,000 on reception, £800 wedding dress, £500 mens suits, £250 photographer, Cars £200.00, wedding candle £50. Made all invites and my bouquet which approx came in at £200.00. Still need to get videographer, center pieces, jewelery, honeymoon , wedding rings, and other bits! Id say overall an approx of £7,000! Hope this helps xxx
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    • CeCe
      CommentAuthorCeCe
      Posted: Mar 1st 2010
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    5k MAX and then a decent amount on an undecided honeymoon.

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    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytale
      Getting married in 2 months
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    we are spending £11,000
    roughly thats £555 on church with bells and choir, £850 on flowers, £400 on videographer, £6,000 on venue which is exculisve use breakfast for 53 buffet for 250 in house co-ordinater and fireworks, £450 on cake, £100 for rings, £170 on DJ, £199 on chair covers which inculeds set up and delievery ironing on site and pick up the next day, £1,200 on my outfit, £150-£200 on invites, £200 on BM outfits, £90 on hair and makeup at mine for me and my daughter, £440 on suits, £50 on cufflinks and socks and lots of other bits xx

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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    We've budgeted around £2500 - £3000 as we're going to Gretna Green with 20 relatives. That doesn't include honeymoon though (possibly another £2000 or so for that).

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    • CeCe
      CommentAuthorCeCe
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    WE REFUSE to get into debt for the sake of one day..irrelevant if it is our wedding day!

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    • Diana89
      CommentAuthorDiana89
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    Same here CeCe I have a real fear of getting into debt I'd rather wait and save the money however long it takes just because I'm so afraid of something cropping up and not being able to pay things off
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    • vintage lass
      CommentAuthorvintage lass
      Got married 10 years ago
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    Totally agree with cece but find it sooo hard to stay 'grounded' think these days its very hard not to get caught up in the moment and let your heart rule your purse strings! Id hate to get into mountains of debt and start married life struggling with finances, think important thing is to keep level head and remember the importance of your wedding day! Saying that if I had loads of money...Id have fireworks the lot!!!! hehe xxx
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    • Diana89
      CommentAuthorDiana89
      Got married 9 years ago
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    See I'm a natural born bargain hunter lol, even if I won the lottery I don't think I could justify spending a fortune it's just not in my nature I love the thrill of a bargain lol
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    we havent set a buget but H2b knows what a bargain hunter i am ......but i still wont scrip on money , ( lucky enough to have H2b in a well paid job) am saving everything i can at the mo ready

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    • 4lannie4
      CommentAuthor4lannie4
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    our wedding is costing approx 2500 - 3000 doing most of it ourselves, with a sit down meal and buffet, and all the trimmings just calling in all the help we can get x
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    • sabs
      CommentAuthorsabs
      Got married 10 years ago
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    we budgeted £5000 for our wedding cuming in under that and having sit down meal. Refuse to spend more.
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
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    H2B knows how much I hunt for a bargain as well. I'll go out of my way to get something that bit cheaper lol. Luckily for us we're saving like mad for the wedding because we don't have credit cards so not going to get into debt just for one day.

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    • Mrs Turps (Nicpep)
      CommentAuthorMrs Turps (Nicpep)
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    I actually did a budget yesterday and it came in £1800 over what I wanted to spend. But i have spent less than that budget on most things, so I'm hoping it will come down £1k or so.....heres hoping

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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkalice
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    Our parents are giving us 10k so we're planning everything around that. We're paying for the honeymoon ourselves as don't expect them to pay for our holiday as well! 10k sounds a lot of money to me but when you write all the different things down it adds up so quickly. Going to look at our first venue at the weekend so should be a bit clearer then

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    • Lindsey Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
      CommentAuthorLindsey Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
      Got married 10 years ago
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    Our budget is £3000.....cant go mcch higher cos we moving from a fully furnished property to an unfurnished one in may.
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    • Goff
      CommentAuthorGoff
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    No more than £3K for us - and we are nowhere near that yet!

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    • CupCake
      CommentAuthorCupCake
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Same here Goff hoping no more than £3k ... but think it might be slightly more x

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    • mitch2509
      CommentAuthormitch2509
      Got married 9 years ago
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    yeah im like dove 12-14k and about 4k on a honeymoon. xx




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    • Chanters79
      CommentAuthorChanters79
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    We've got at massive guest list at 160 for the day guests (H2B has large family!), so we're looking at £17k, but the majority of that will be going on venue/catering/drinks. I was quoted £180 per person by one hotel.... some prices are just ridicuolous! Trying to do some things homemade though as I think it's nicer where possible, such as invites, decs and flowers x
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    • Mrs Turps (Nicpep)
      CommentAuthorMrs Turps (Nicpep)
      Got married 10 years ago
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    I've been to a £150 per head wedding. The food was awful! lol I didnt think they got a lot for their money. total wedding was £32k for 60 day guests and 100 evening lol

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    • Claire Sky
      CommentAuthorClaire Sky
      Got married 10 years ago
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    wow! i just couldn't spend that much money! xxx
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    • NikkiB
      CommentAuthorNikkiB
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Mar 2nd 2010
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    We're saving for £10k although I think we can probably do it for under that!! xx
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    • raychey
      CommentAuthorraychey
      Got married 6 years ago
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    about 4k :)
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    • jellytot
      CommentAuthorjellytot
      Got married 10 years ago
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    i have spent no more than £3000 :) x
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    • G.I
      CommentAuthorG.I
      Got married 10 years ago
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    Wow, you girls amaze me......anyone fancy being my wedding planner?! Ours is looking at coming in at £23k and that doesnt even include extras I'd like such as chocolate fountains, entertainment etc.

    Just goes to show London is a complete rip off!
 
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