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  1.  
    • Kesha
      CommentAuthorKeshaGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010 edited
     
    Our total spend is £11,000. I thought it would have been around £15,000 but would have liked it to have been £10,000! We are somewhere in the middle so thats not too bad.
    How about you guys?

    whats your budget
    how did you decide
    have you stuck to it
    is anyone heping or are you paying for it all
  2.  
    • MrsHoward2B
      CommentAuthorMrsHoward2BGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Thats funny - I was literally just thinking about posting something like this! Our budget is £16k - but that is really pushing it wsavign every penny we can and we'll have a total of 14 months to have saved for it. I think its too early to say how far adrift we'll be, but im generally pretty good at budgeting, so i'd hope it wouldn't go too far above this!

    I feel a bit bad as looking at other peoples budgets ours seems totally over the top - and its not as if we are having a huge wedding either - around 50 people in the day.
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    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~xGot married 35 months ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Ours is £5000 but everytime i do the budget thing on here im about a thousand over (as ive not actually brought anything as such yet) so trying to cut it down by doing my own stationary and things but we'll see when i start buying

    UKBride moderator both on here and on facebook

    For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart
    It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
  4.  
    • x~Hails~x
      CommentAuthorx~Hails~xGot married 35 months ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Dont feel bad about your budget, if you have it, why not use it i sure would if we could :-)

    UKBride moderator both on here and on facebook

    For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart
    It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
  5.  
    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytaleGetting married in 30 months
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    our budget started out at £8k but is going to end up being about £11k. when we fisrt started to look at the costing of everything we where looking at about £20 - £25k but on everything that we have managed to save on have got it down to a much more manageable sum xx

    cant wait to renew my vows, love my hubby sssssooooo much xx


  6.  
    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Well we originally expected to spend bout £15000, but hoped it'd be about £13000, but it's coming out to be nearer £20000 :-( arghggggggg

    Now Mrs Cobb!!!!!! :-D


  7.  
    • Mrs Rebecca Hossfeld
      CommentAuthorMrs Rebecca HossfeldGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Ours is roughly $5000, which is about £4700 we're coming in pretty under budget for now :)

    Might even be only £2000 by the time we've got everything..so wooot!
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    • eebeegeebee
      CommentAuthoreebeegeebeeGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Ours is £2500 and so far I've been able to stick to it. I'd really like to get it lower but the stupid venue and catering is becoming a problem :( I've got everything except that in at £1000!




  9.  
    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    ours is £1000-£1500 and currently ive spend or plan to spend £1109 :)
  10.  
    • Kesha
      CommentAuthorKeshaGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    wow, I am inspired by people with budgets of like £2000 etc. how do you do it!?
  11.  
    • MrsHoward2B
      CommentAuthorMrsHoward2BGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Hails - thanks, I know its such an awful lot of money, but we fell in love with the venue as soon as we saw it on the internet, let alone when we went to view it. I just hope everything else comes out on budget so we don't have to take out a second mortgage!!!

    (I just accepted you as a friend by the way!)
  12.  
    • Mrs Rebecca Hossfeld
      CommentAuthorMrs Rebecca HossfeldGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Most of ours is because we're spending in canadian dollars, we're having DIY buffet by me & all my SIL2B'S & reception at my SIL2B's house & BIL2B is a DJ :)
  13.  
    • MrsHoward2B
      CommentAuthorMrsHoward2BGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Its not what you know - its who you know!!!
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    • stranger23
      CommentAuthorstranger23Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    kesha i believe most people like me on a low budget are making some things ourself like favours, invites and table decorations and getting family and friends to help with other stuff, ive been quite lucky as ive got a florist, photographer and hairdresser as friends who are willing to do things for me on the cheap or for free
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    • Nuttytart
      CommentAuthorNuttytartGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Mine was originally £18,000, buts its drafted in at around £15,500. I've been saving hard and working over for years and now I just don't want to part with my money, lol. I always seem to try and take the cheaper option instead of just having what I want. I've also been making stuff my self. I look at stuff and think omg I can get this ir that for that! Fact is if I Can't have it on my wedding day when can i? That makes me feel better! :)




  16.  
    • Mrs (Dove) Pidgeon
      CommentAuthorMrs (Dove) PidgeonGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    I originally thought about £10k, but realised I forgot a lot of things- like flowers, hair/makeup, veil, underwear, favours, decs, piper...

    About £12-£14k now.


    Now a extremely happy German housewife and now a Mother!!!!
    Islay Jean born 24th June in Hannover.
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    • Kirsty
      CommentAuthorKirstyGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    We had originally budgeted for about 16k but now after falling in love with our venue its nearer 18k but thats everything we think, hopefully be about 16k as its hard to price things so far in advance. Not too bad since its 100 during the day and 140 at night :-) xx
  18.  
    • MrsHoward2B
      CommentAuthorMrsHoward2BGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Nuttytart - I quite agree.....Im usually the kind of person who buys clothes on the cheap and always looking for a bargain...this is the one day im thinking "blow it" we've having what we want, within reason! It does mean that we're eating bread and water for the next year - but it will be worth it im sure!!!
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    • Nuttytart
      CommentAuthorNuttytartGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    I think thats the only way to be especially when your cutting back all the time in life in general to save the money.




  20.  
    • Beckythemadcow
      CommentAuthorBeckythemadcowGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    I dont have a budget as such, trying to do it as cheaply as poss so that we have a deposit for a house saved sooner. The bigger the wedding, the longer we cant live together!

    I originally thought about £4k, but I'm up to £5k without a lot of things included!
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    • Leanne
      CommentAuthorLeanneGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    We originally thought about £14-16k but changed then venue so it's coming in at around £12.5k but we've had alot of financial help off family so are only paying about £7k ourselves.

    Leanne
    Just Married 22.5.10

  22.  
    • Tigerlily
      CommentAuthorTigerlilyGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    ours has gone down to £1500 as we arent having a big honeymoon anymore, but so far everything has come to about £800. So I am very chuffed! x

    Can't wait to be Mrs Simmons
    I love my boys! xxxxxxxxxx

  23.  
    • sami & Paul
      CommentAuthorsami & PaulGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    mine is £5000, and have stuck to it.... but had help from my mum and my dad and step mum x

    soon to be Mrs Anderson!!!!!


  24.  
    • Raquel007
      CommentAuthorRaquel007Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Mine was £7000 but is now at about £12000. An thats with me making my own favours, button holes and stationary!!! xx
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    • Mrs Alsbetty
      CommentAuthorMrs AlsbettyGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    ours is £1000 so far we have spent £780 just the small bit to do now! yay!! x

    Enjoying being a wifey!!
    Currently baking a small person at last, took a while :)

  26.  
    • Joolsy
      CommentAuthorJoolsyGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Ours was between the region of £20k-£25k and it has cost us abou £22k so not bad going I think especially with me being made redundant because if it was at the £25k mark I doubt we would have it covered but as it stands we are just about their!!!xx

    Officially Mrs Julie-Anne Muir


  27.  
    • Cheryl22
      CommentAuthorCheryl22Got married 5 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Our is about 15k - but we are only paying 5k ourselves, so far everything seems under control, but i will wait and see how well we do when i really get to start booking things :D

    x

    There is nothing so sweet in life, as loves young dream!


  28.  
    • HelloKitty
      CommentAuthorHelloKittyGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    We were hoping for 6,000 as it was in the Caribbean but after pictures and little bits be bought while we were there it turned out to be just over £7,000.
    Then our reception when we got back was around £1,000.

    Pretty impressed with what we paid we got 10 nights all inclusive in St Lucia which was our honeymoon too! <3
  29.  
    • Kizzy81
      CommentAuthorKizzy81Got married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    I originally thought "I'm not spending a penny over £6K...". We're now at about £12K and that excludes the dress (£1.6K) and the honeymoon (£3K).

    Ooops...
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    • mrs pinkalice
      CommentAuthormrs pinkaliceGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Ours was orignally 10k. So far we've booked venue, photograpaher, cars, registrar and toastmaster and only have £1,500 left for everything else. Think a more realistic budget is 12k plus honeymoon & spending money so about £15k total eeek thats a lot x




  31.  
    • CommentAuthorShellster90
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Mine is £1000 and yeah we have stook to it.. We havn't got a choice lol..
    That's all we have to spend on the day :) xx
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    • CommentAuthorButterflyDreamer
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Mine is £1500 And it's looking like its going to be easy for us to stick to it :0) So Far we are well under so it's looking good! who knows if we stay under budget we may even be able to squeeze in a honeymoon :0) xx
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    • Puddleduck87
      CommentAuthorPuddleduck87Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Our budget is £3000. But my sisters a florist, H2B's aunt makes cards as a hobby so is making our invites, my Dads side are all DJ's and FIL2B is a cracking photographer! Mums best mate works at the hotel we are having the wedding and she has told me where they hire all their decorations from so I can go straight to them too.

    That doesn't include Honeymoon though x
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    • CommentAuthorjenniebean
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    we didnt have a budget as such just looked around for a good deal and what we wanted really so far its coming out around 19k without the honeymoon we will be paying for this prob for a long time but you only do it once right
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    • Puddleduck87
      CommentAuthorPuddleduck87Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Yeah I know, thats true Jennie. We could have spent a fortune really, but by really, really researching for the cheapest suppliers and stuff we have got it down so, so much. We are having the wedding of our dreams and we have loads left over. I'm gonna put it toward the deposit of our first family home I think. I think I might even be able to cut it down even more!!! x
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    • Mrswright
      CommentAuthorMrswrightGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Mine is £2000 and it's coming in on target you would't believe the bargains i have got have a look on my pics at the 7 suits waist coats and shirts all for £211 including delivery !!!
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    • Mrs Joyce
      CommentAuthorMrs JoyceGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    my budget is £3500, so far we are coming in under budget by about £500 so a nice little honeymoon might be in order :D lol
    also not made a thing myself! to lazy! hehe
    xx
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    • cymrugal
      CommentAuthorcymrugalGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    my budget was 5k but it seems to have crept up to 6k now, i never budgeted for little things BIG MISTAKE!!
  39.  
    • essexk
      CommentAuthoressexkGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    wow girls i feel like i've been spoilt having a £20k budget (gift from my parents). Am guessing with the honeymoon and other things h2b has paid for we're coming in around £25 but are having 100 day guest and 125 eve guests as both have huge families and lots of friends we can't imagine not spending our day without. x x
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    • fee21
      CommentAuthorfee21Got married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    we've estimated our wedding at £10,000. but no doubt something will crop up and cahnge that but we will have to see when start booking things i guess xx
  41.  
    • Mrs fairytale
      CommentAuthorMrs fairytaleGetting married in 30 months
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    well pleased have just been going over our costings, and i thought we where spending £11k but have managed to get it down to £8k and have already paid £2k off whoop whoop only another £6k to go, never thought i would say that "ONLY £6K TO GO" lol xxx

    cant wait to renew my vows, love my hubby sssssooooo much xx


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    • Hoxxyhula
      CommentAuthorHoxxyhulaGot married 7 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 16th 2010
     
    Hmmm...think it will be about 11-12K all in but without the honeymoon. I am very cautious with money usually and a little saver so it feels very strange.
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    • Julie
      CommentAuthorJulieGot married 8 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 17th 2010
     
    Ours is 6k and so far have stuck to it, but we've been lucky to have things free as wedding gifts i.e. hair, makeup, nails, dress and band in the evening which has been great x
  44.  
    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunniGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeApr 17th 2010
     
    i have stuck really well to mine so far ....but mainly because i have been told i cant book anything yet !!!!!!!

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    ours is £5000 and at £4600 exxcluding the honeymoon....... had to compromise on a few things, like getting married on Sunday (saved 50%) only having very close family and friends for day and max 80 at night! we wanted it to be intimate and about us, we could spend more, but h2b is very money conscious has paid off some of the mortgage instead of putting it to the wedding!
  46.  
    • Ha_x3
      CommentAuthorHa_x3Got married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeMar 5th 2012
     
    We have been really silly and impatient.
    We booked the wedding & holiday without any money saved up & put things on my credit card which is virtually payed off..
    we have concentrated on paying off one thing at a time, but luckily now we are borrowing some money off FIL2B all the struggling and money problems are paying off.. I wouldnt advise it to anyone though lol

    Mrs Lunn
    08/05/12 was the best day of my life
    & I love my husband with all my heart xxxx
  47.  
    • Anastasia
      CommentAuthorAnastasiaGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeMar 5th 2012
     
    Our budget was 3,000 for our wedding abroad but now it's hiked upto 5,000 & it's just the two of us!



    Target Weight-loss: 42lb. Total-loss so far: 30lb :)
    ~ Marrying my Soulmate in Kenya...
    as the Sunsets just the Two of Us & some Giraffes ~
  48.  
    • Ha_x3
      CommentAuthorHa_x3Got married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeMar 5th 2012
     
    How anastasia?
    5k for two of you?

    Mrs Lunn
    08/05/12 was the best day of my life
    & I love my husband with all my heart xxxx
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    • Anastasia
      CommentAuthorAnastasiaGot married 4 years ago
      CommentTimeMar 5th 2012 edited
     
    Well the holiday to Kenya alone is 3,200 then there's the wedding & dress etc


    Target Weight-loss: 42lb. Total-loss so far: 30lb :)
    ~ Marrying my Soulmate in Kenya...
    as the Sunsets just the Two of Us & some Giraffes ~
  50.  
    • rocketqueen
      CommentAuthorrocketqueenGot married 6 years ago
      CommentTimeMar 5th 2012
     
    5k was ours... we've spent 12k so far

    Here comes the bride......


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