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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    We keep hearing that the national average for the cost of a wedding is £21,000 so i thought it would be interesting to see what the average would be on Ukbride .. please vote on you the category for your wedding .

    This is the cost for the DAY only .. Please do not include honeymoon,hen nights etc .

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    what is your wedding costing

    Poll Results

    Total Votes:
    29
    under £1000
    3% 
    £1001 - £3000
    10% 
    £3001 - £5000
    17% 
    £5001 - £7000
    24% 
    £7000 - £10,000
    45% 

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    continuation

    cost

    Poll Results

    Total Votes:
    30
    £10,001 - £15,000
    67% 
    £15,000 - £20,000
    20% 
    over £20,000
    13% 


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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    Including honeymoon, all in, it cost approximately £30k. We did have our dream day and were lucky to have parents from mine and hubby's side contribute.

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    • Nonna77
      CommentAuthorNonna77
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    I know people who have recently got married, or are getting married next year and are paying or have paid a minimum of £15k. We're having an afternoon tea package with extra food in the evening, doing our own entertainment/music and extras, and all told will probably not pay much over £3k. We can't afford much more and don't have families that are in a position to contribute, so we're having what we can afford without going into debt. But we will still be married, and it will still be a lovely day :)
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    Including the rings and honeymoon it was over £30k; the wedding itself was about £26k.
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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    We are doing as much as we can ourselves from flowers to catering, invites, decorations etc. We are hoping not to go over 5k. We have four children, a mortgage and I am currently a student, so we don't want to be starting married life with any debts and are not in the position to save much more than this. I am really enjoying the creative challenge and making the whole day personal to us.
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    orriginaly ours was going to be about £5k, but after help offered from my mum and eventually from ohs parents , is more like £8, but thats not including honeymoon, as i don't count that to be part of a wedding,

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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    Ours is coming in around 10k, minus the honeymoon & stag/hen do.
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 5th 2014
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    Ours is approx. 16k without honeymoon (If I get my dream Honeymoon that's another 4k so 20K in total) Im not paying anything towards my hen do either

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Originally had a £7-8K wedding but that's gone up due to more funds from us and other family members so with everything all in, it's looking at around £12K minus the honeymoon which our best man has paid for and arranged as a wedding gift. Adding honeymoon if we were paying ourselves, I imagine it would be around £14K. This is managing as a student as well so it goes to show that it is do-able on a shoe string if you are willing to save! xx

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    I'm not sure of the actual total as we never kept a tally, it was most likely around 8-10k in total.

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    • sALLY
      CommentAuthorsALLY
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
     
    Wow its all a lot of money. I've not included honeymoon on mine as we are not booking anything till after the wedding and are taking the kids with us.
    To us we don't want to spend loads as its the ceremony that's the important part
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Looking at £12k as a budget at the mo and that's not including the honeymoon as my mum has very kindly offered to pay for that - have said we will put all monetary gifts towards that as well. Our parents are being amazing and are doing a lot for us so that eases the financial strain considerably.

    I would never spend crazy amounts of money on one day. I've dreamed of my wedding day all my life but you don't need to spend a fortune to make it the special day of your dreams. x

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Ours is at £12k but we don't have a honeymoon yet. We're hoping for contributions as gifts as our dream honeymoon is £3000. Were paying about half ourselves and our parents about £3k each.

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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    i did two ceremony s ......one in USA with just 4 of us there and a 2nd in UK for all family n friends for just over 6k

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Mine is a little over 2k maybe hitting 2.5 or 2.75.. weve shopped about we r doing 1 or 2 of our own things. Dress was not in sale just a 2009 design so low end of scale
    bridmesaids from bridal shop suits from menswear of bridal shop
    flowers r from florist
    Cake professional
    Photos semi pro(cousin starting business up needs extras for portfolio ..foc)
    Limo and new car(new car is a favour)
    Invites r professionally printed from a shop om ebay i have a sample rhey r great quality

    Church and evening/nighttime. No wedding breakfast

    I think weve done bloody good hehe at least my dad thinks we have :-) they r helping with a few things but majority of cost is ours :-) x

    We hve 2 kids so no honeymoon yet im nt really interested tbh! Few year when they understand and wud enjoy it as they r so young
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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    We reckon ours is going to be around £14K excluding honeymoon and hen and stag do. We've managed to get a few discounts, freebies and my Mum and Stepdad are paying for cake and invitations. OH's parents have given us around £6K towards it, that's what they did for his Sister, and he thinks we'll need to borrow more even though we're putting some of our savings towards it. I think we'll be fine :o)
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    • Teresa
      CommentAuthorTeresa
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    ours is probably gonna end up being 10k/11k, im trying to save with everything, get discounts etc, its going well so far and we have been saving as we went along and doing well ;)
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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Ours was about £14000 - £15000 I think. We were lucky to have support from parents, but we put our own money in too, as we wanted some money left to do up the house ready to sell on.

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    • Nelinde
      CommentAuthorNelinde
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    I've managed to keep it at around £5k but if we had the funds it would have been more lol!
    That's not including a honeymoon though.

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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 6th 2014
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    Our wedding is currently at about 8k excluding honeymoon.

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    • LauraD412
      CommentAuthorLauraD412
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Our wedding will cost us 7k! :-D
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    • Becky1608
      CommentAuthorBecky1608
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Ours will cost 12-13k excluding the honeymoon

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    • Linzi-jo
      CommentAuthorLinzi-jo
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Ours cost just over £13k and honeymoon was a wedding gift :) xxx

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Currently at approx 13 -14k in total, although each set of parents covering around 2k each so we are paying around 10k ourselves :)

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    • Sonya
      CommentAuthorSonya
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 7th 2014
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    Just over £15k but that doesn't include my outfit which was around £2k

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    • AmandaK74
      CommentAuthorAmandaK74
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    ours budget started at £3000 estimate but now coming in at £6000, we have found that the things we want are more expensive than we had originally thought. But were are happy with what we have for the money are spending. But £6000 is the maximum we are willing to spend.
    I truly take my hat off to anyone who can manage a wedding on less than a £1000, my mind boggles at how this is possible

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 8th 2014
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    Amanda ours was the same our budget was originally 3-4k but is now looking at being closer to the 6k without the honeymoon. I couldn't justify paying much more than that. We are having exactly what we want too so I think we are lucky as some people seem to be spending 30k to achieve that.
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 10th 2014
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    Oh crap, i included honeymoon and stag/hen do lol, it was £13,764.77 without those!

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