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    • KarenR34
      CommentAuthorKarenR34
      Posted: Apr 13th 2015
     
    Hi im new on here I just got engaged on my birthday a week before Xmas and so fare venue is my biggest problem or should I say budget I had no idea how expensive everything is the venues are so expensive I'd love a beach wedding but know one would come so looking else wear but for the things iv looked at so far have been well out of budget and to fare for people to get to I hope it gets easier after this thought it would be fun planning our big day but just a big head ach . I wish I had a bigger budget as im probably going to need it but find it hard to justified all that money for one day but wish money wasn't an ishew as it always is for me I always have to compromise :(
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    • Mrs M Wade
      CommentAuthorMrs M Wade
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 13th 2015
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    If you have a small budget could you have the ceremony at a registry office then somewhere local for the reception x

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 13th 2015
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    Once you have your venue sorted you could incorporate a beach theme. I've seen pictures of bouquets made of shells which look beautiful.

    Best advice I have (sorry for the repeat girls) is that we wrote our guestlist first before looking at venues so then we knew how big a place we would need and wouldn't fall in love with somewhere too small or too big. Could you look into local halls as then you could do the decor yourself to save some pennies? X
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    • T-Nicole
      CommentAuthorT-Nicole
      Posted: Apr 13th 2015
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    Your wedding day is your wedding day and will be special no matter what the budget is. There is literally so much out there. Try not to stress, if you haven't already work out exactly what you can spend on a venue and look within that range to avoid disappointment, wedding planning can definitely be fun. But at the beginning it can seem a bit overwhelming. Good luck.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Apr 13th 2015
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    You've come to the right place to get help planning a budget wedding.

    What budget are you working with if you don't mind me asking.

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 14th 2015
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    I think the first thing you need to consider is the number of guests you will be inviting, that way you will have a better idea of venue size as that will play a big part in the budget.
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    • VictoriaL46
      CommentAuthorVictoriaL46
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 14th 2015
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    Budget is something you really should sort out (in my opinion) first. Be very serious about how much you intend to save on the run up to the wedding day without resorting to eating beans on toast for dinner every night. You still want to go to the movies now and then.

    Once you have your budget in mind then I would strongly advise going to wedding fairs, especially ones at venues you're interested in. This will not only allow you to get a good look at the venue but also what suppliers they recommend. Not to mention you get the odd freebies, discounts and taste lots and lots of cake, canapés and wine ;) Speak to the venues about what you originally wanted and how this could be incorporated into your day. Eg maybe sea shell place settings, pearl table decor, etc. I saw one centrepiece where the sand was mixed with glue and set tilted slightly in a vase. It was then partially filled with blue coloured water and this gave the look of a beach and part of an ocean. They even added an octopus at the bottom with a swimmer floating on the water.

    Once you have venue sorted photographer would be next but I would advise taking your time and balance what you want with what you can afford. Look at art colleges for photography students who are branching into wedding photography.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 14th 2015
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    As the ladies have said, have a think about what it is that you want and how you want your day to be, how many guests you will want there and what you can realistically put aside on a monthly basis. From here you will be able to work out a budget which will help you start to think about potential venues.

    Remember there is no rush though. If you have your heart set on a particular style of wedding then you can take as long as you like or need to save up enough to be able to have it! My and OH and I have been engaged since March 2012 but only booked our venue in June last year, and even then we booked 2 years in advance! x

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    • Baker2Be
      CommentAuthorBaker2Be
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 14th 2015
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    I completly agree with the above post our budget is around £3000 for the entire day and we are paying for everything ourselves.
    The most money has gone on the venue we are having at a gold club and then the registrar fees (check these out before you commit to somewhere). as our venue comes under worcestershire we have to pay £450 in fees for them to marry us.

    I recommend righting your day guest list first just a rough idea so you know the numbers you are working with. Try an avoid June, July, August as the prices of venues seem to triple. Have you looked on Gr0up0n for offers there have been some great ones by me?

    Good luck with you search :) x

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