"My h2b (husband-to-be) asked on my birthday (boxing day) 2018 so we've had 5 months to plan and pay for what we needed in that time.
It's been madness!! Haha.
Here are some money saving tips that I think will be really helpful to those who are on a budget.
Suits. Matalan we spent £80 for the grooms 5 piece suit and £60 for the page boy 5 piece suit. £140 for the 2.
Summary of costs
- Ceremony £314
- Evening is a meal in a family pub. £60.
- Each guest (40 in total) has offered to pay for their own meal.
- Wedding Dress £70
- Groom's suit £130
- Best Man suit £130 (he wants to pay for his own)
- Page boy suit £80
- Flower girl dresses £4 each x2 (brand new on eBay!!!)
- Bridesmaids dresses £30 each x2 (paying for their own)
- Mother of the bride suit £40 (paid for her own)
- Bouquets £30
- Full bridal party shoes £100 (of which we are only paying £40 of)
- Wedding gifts £160
- Little extras £70
- Wedding cars free from family members
- Photographer free from brother-in-law
- Honeymoon including spends £1500
That's a total of £3292 (without things not being free would come to £5000) of which were only paying £2492.
Your friends and family will have a wide range of skills sets that make for the perfect wedding. You may have talented photographers, crafters, flower arrangers as well as green fingered gardeners who can supply the wedding flowers among your crew.
A HUGE thank you to Hannah for being so generous and kind in sharing her story and tips!
custom poems for events including weddings to add a special something to your invitations, save the dates, rsvp's! Whatever the occasion.
Here is one of Hannah's low budget wedding themed poems.
Yet scary at the same time.
One minute your feeling anxious.
The next, things are seeming just fine.
The biggest stress is the budget.
The smaller it is the bigger the task.
Will we be able to afford this?
Is a question you'll certainly ask.
You start to look at your menu.
To see what cutbacks you could make.
With your head hung low you question.
Should I sod it and just home bake?
It doesn't stop there with the questions.
Is an expensive DJ a must?
When your Bluetooth speakers are sat there
Quietly gathering dust.
It doesn't make it easier.
Seeing other brides spend with pleasure.
Taking it all within their stride
Because a budget for them is a leisure.
You feel incompetent that you can't do
All the luxury things they can.
Arriving to the church in their limousine
When your questioning a car or a van.
It's also the suits for the men
Oh goodness, then there's the dress.
Then the worst question of all comes.
Is this all really worth the stress?
You can see where this is going.
You've cried so many tears.
You never thought what it would be like.
To plan what you've wanted for years.
But this is the time you need to stop
And think of why your here
And remember the love you will bring
The happiness and the cheer
Imagine your families and friends
When they all take their places
And seeing you in your attire
With big smiles on their faces.
It isn't about what we don't have.
Or the simple things we bring
It's about him making you his queen
And you making him your king.
It's saying your vows to one another
Making promises you will keep.
So sod how tight your budget is
You can still love on the cheap.