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    • katielea100
      CommentAuthorkatielea100
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    So last night me and OH bit the bullet and decided it's now or never
    So thinking of booking our wedding for his week off in May! We have £1500 in savings that we'll use
    Can it be done?
    Any tips where we can save money or are we totally crazy lol
    We'll be getting married in a registry office with just an evening reception xx
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    • Mrs Jones
      CommentAuthorMrs Jones
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    Go for a week day rather than a Friday or Saturday - you'll get a better venue at a fraction of the cost.

    Make your own invites and do as much as you can yourselves.

    Find a bridal outlet place and you'll save £100s on your dress.

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    • katielea100
      CommentAuthorkatielea100
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    Yeah we are thinking a week day :)
    I love a bit of DIY think I'll be busy :D xx
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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    Look into village halls and community centres in your area for cheap room options for the reception, they are often lovely halls that can be done up with bunting etc. and have a lot of outside space that can be used.

    Also P1nt3rest is great for DIY ideas and budget planning. I'm sure 100 day weddings can be done, my cousin pulled off a hasty wedding last year (her sailor husband has just been deployed for a year so wanted go get it done before he sailed) and it was a lovely wedding.

    Also generally the more guests you invite the more you can expect to pay so consider having a smaller affair. Lastly weddings are costly things (average spend is about £10000 though of course many of us are spending much less) so do be prepared today compromise if need be too stick to such a tight budget. Good luck! x
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    I'm sure it can be done, get it all over and done with quickly, go for it,

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    It's certainly doable, you just need to be organised. Get your venue confirmed first, then you can book other things. Look at having a bring and share buffet for your evening do where each guest brings a dish, maybe in lieu of a gift. See if a friend or family member has a car to drive you to the ceremony and the reception, and if someone is good with a camera. DIY as much as possible. Consider how desperately you want formal invitations, maybe a letter or email could suffice. You'll need to send them out soon though.

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    • katielea100
      CommentAuthorkatielea100
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    Thanks ladies! We're ringing round tomorrow to see where is available! Xx
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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    Consider pubs with a function room which may offer a free buffet for more than x amount of people. I know a few pubs round where i am do it because what they spend on the bufet they maek back on drink :)
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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 19th 2016
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    Hi katielea congratulations.
    I'm sure you'll do it after all it works on DTTB!

    Like the others have said, do a lot of DIY and call in favours where you can.
    There may be cancellations you can book for a good price you can have.
    Dress/ suits - outlet or high end high street or department stores

    Hope that helps :)
 
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