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    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 2nd Mar 18, 11:40 PM
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    2019 Wedding
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    • 2nd Mar 18, 11:40 PM
    2019 Wedding 2nd Mar 18 at 11:40 PM
    I was looking for a post for any 2019 weddings but couldn't find one!

    We've been together since May 2009 and engaged since January 2010. H2B got a nice bonus at Christmas so now is able to pay for his divorce and have a nice amount to go towards the wedding. I'm saving my half.

    I think we are aiming for a budget of 3000 but going to save around 4000. We're hoping to have all the money saved by December.

    We've been looking at venue's and other things we're being realistic and not booking anything until the divorce comes through, but hoping we'll know exactly what we want so that we can get on and book things when it does.

    Hoping to catch up with any other 2019 brides/grooms
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 210.46/365
    Wedding Fund 735/2000
    Car Fund 108.46/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2200/2500
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    • deckarkhipova
    • By deckarkhipova 27th Apr 18, 3:27 AM
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    hello!!!!
    We're planning ours for next year too, and photographer is definitely a BIG part! what's your budget on this? I think i'm not allowed to post links here yet, but i came through a service called Perfocal where they claim they provide professional photography plus editing at a really good price, anyone tried / heard of it?? Thanks!!
    Originally posted by Kirstie_tnl
    Hi Kirstie, are you in London too? A friend of mine used Perfocal for their baby's birthday before and got some great photos, so I think it's definitely worth checking out. I'm not sure if they charge the same for weddings but for their party which was roughly 2hrs, they only spend something like 150.
    why a signature?
    • deckarkhipova
    • By deckarkhipova 27th Apr 18, 3:30 AM
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    ok just checked, their pricing is the same for wedding, 149 for 2hrs or 249 for 4hrs, looks like a deal??? but how can they be sure with the quality then? website is just perfocal.com
    why a signature?
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 27th Apr 18, 8:20 AM
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    I've just had a quick look at their website.

    The pricing structure looks very good all day (8 hours) 150 photos, for 429 is a really good deal.

    I didn't go through the process, but my understanding is that you tell them what you want, when you want it etc and they look at their photographer list to see who is near you and can do it. I don't know if you get to meet the photographer before your event (they do lots of functions). There is a small gallery but you don't know who took the photos. Maybe you'll be able to view your particular photographers work before hand, I don't know.

    Anyone tried them?
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 210.46/365
    Wedding Fund 735/2000
    Car Fund 108.46/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2200/2500
    • Kirstie_tnl
    • By Kirstie_tnl 27th Apr 18, 6:47 PM
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    just outside m25 so i guess yes i'm almost a londoner
    Saving for Wedding 2018: 1980/5000
    • Kirstie_tnl
    • By Kirstie_tnl 27th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
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    Kirstie_tnl
    my understanding is that you tell them what you want, when you want it etc and they look at their photographer list to see who is near you and can do it.
    Originally posted by kdalwayskint

    yes that's what i understand from them too. also read some reviews on trustpilot: trustpilot.com/review/perfocal.com about wedding photography, looks good so far. i think the good bit is they do the editing part so less work for photographers and better quality contorl overall. would get in touch with them for more details
    Last edited by Kirstie_tnl; 27-04-2018 at 7:21 PM. Reason: quote
    Saving for Wedding 2018: 1980/5000
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 29th Apr 18, 10:24 AM
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    Not much going on for me recently ,

    Me & my M.O.H were in talks of having 2 hen-do's;
    One in our local town for a few drinks as I miss the nightclubs i used to go to &
    to go to maddam Tussad's as I've always wanted to go there and didn't want to just
    get drunk ... I want to actually have a memorable hen do for the right reasons.
    Though I will probably get tipsy!

    I also asked if she wanted me to grab some fun bits for a Hen-do party from my local pound shop as stuff is going fast.

    I've also started to create my own signage for our guestbook-jar , our instagram tag
    and I created a scavenger hunt sheet for our theme to add some fun which I will print near the time
    on card & make them fancy.

    I've also worked out that if I put 180 away each month until may next year, we can afford our wedding next year although I am worried that it'll only give us 3 months to book everything since he doesn't want to book things until we have the money .

    I'm not doing so great in my MLM & No one wants to buy my stuff .
    We don't have a car yet to do carboots . What should I do?
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 29th Apr 18, 8:15 PM
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    Hi Charley

    Do you have local selling sites on Face book?

    You'll probably find most venue's will ask for a deposit when booking and then the balance a month or so before the event, is he willing to do that? I would imagine that most places will be booked well in advance, depending on what time of year and day you are looking at.
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 210.46/365
    Wedding Fund 735/2000
    Car Fund 108.46/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2200/2500
    • de_artie
    • By de_artie 30th Apr 18, 2:23 AM
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    de_artie
    ok just checked, their pricing is the same for wedding, 149 for 2hrs or 249 for 4hrs, looks like a deal??? but how can they be sure with the quality then? website is just perfocal.com
    Originally posted by deckarkhipova
    very interested, please share your experience if you're going to use them!
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 30th Apr 18, 7:11 AM
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    Yeah there's Facebook groups . I got tons of DVDs to get rid of.

    We've changed our wedding plans. It's now a registry office, well go for a meal with whoever goes to ceremony and then we'll have a party in the evening .

    My f.h would have to put deposit down lol
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • Financialwizard
    • By Financialwizard 30th Apr 18, 1:48 PM
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    Financialwizard
    Apparently my wedding ring should be delivered Saturday 12th May. As I don't have an engagement ring and we don't want to exchange rings in the ceremony and it is a 3/4 eternity, would it be wrong if me to wear the ring now? (Impatient I know). It is engraved inside. but not with our wedding date, just a personal saying between us and the year we got together. Mr FW2b doesn't care one way or the other!
    Mtg Balance 147,000 : Savings 7,000 / 10,000

    Getting married in October 2018
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 30th Apr 18, 5:32 PM
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    Charleyalmostking
    I don't think so. It has personal meaning to you. Wear it if you want to.

    Today I sat down and wrote down everything we need for the wedding , putting the thing that's most important at the top to what isn't so important at the bottom. I then made a little note of all the things we have money for right now that we can use later on to pay for . See what we have money for and what not.

    So far the price does come to 6,185.25 but I'm hoping to get some of the bits for cheaper than budgeted. I put some items to be more expensive than what I found online just in case.

    With things like the decorations, I'll be buying bits here & there out of my normal money as well as budgeting for it.

    finally feels nice & relaxing to have everything laid out now
    Now it's just the big task of saving.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • maitlah
    • By maitlah 30th Apr 18, 8:13 PM
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    Hi!
    Hi, we're are getting ready to be married in July next year. We've gone for a Friday which saved us about 500 compared to booking a Saturday wedding. We could have saved even more going for a week day wedding but I have a lot of family planning to come down from Scotland (we're based south-east) and didn't want them having to miss two + days of work in order to come.
    So far we've got the following pretty much organised:
    • Venue - slightly more than we had budgeted but so pretty out decor budget is almost zero.
      Dress - brand new but paid for by my parents as their contribution and we got money off of the bridesmaid dress by buying on the same day
      Catering - my bridesmaid close aunt so slight discount given
      Photography and stationary - provided by a friend with a start up graphics/ web design company so minimal cost
      Flowers - some made from comic books, fresh provided by a friend so more mates rates
      Officitates
      Bridesmaids/men outfits - bridesmaid mentioned above, bridesmen are wearing their kilts so already owned
    We've already got plans in place to create the centerpieces mostly for free and the rest of the decor will be in the form of borrowed fire pits and blankets plus flowers.
    In total, we 're looking at a grand total of around 16,000. We've spent 2500 on deposits so far and have about 2500 saved. Our plan is to save 1500 every month which will smash our payment deadlines and have plenty left for the honeymoon (looking to splurge on a Disneyworld trip - if not now, when?!)

    Does anyone have any tips for finding wedding card on the cheap? The quotes we've had so far are ridiculous.
    • Financialwizard
    • By Financialwizard 1st May 18, 1:11 PM
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    Financialwizard
    Blimey, we're spending 2033.57 in total. Granted Dad is paying for the reception, but it would still only be 3033.57 with it maximum.
    Mtg Balance 147,000 : Savings 7,000 / 10,000

    Getting married in October 2018
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 2nd May 18, 8:44 PM
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    Exciting ring news for you Financialwizard

    Not much movement for us at the moment, no news on the divorce or venue as I am still housebound at the moment

    I ordered a couple of samples from Optimal Print, I'm very impressed! I ordered 2 samples, but had to do it it 2 orders at a cost of 72p each, if I'd done it in 1 order it would have been more expensive. Anyway, I was expecting just 2 invites but I have 10 of each design and oddly 40 envelopes! If by chance we get our venue on the date I put on the samples and we get married at 3pm we won't need to buy any invitations for the wedding as we only need 15

    Wedding fund has reached 500
    How's everyone else getting on?
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 210.46/365
    Wedding Fund 735/2000
    Car Fund 108.46/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2200/2500
    • Financialwizard
    • By Financialwizard 3rd May 18, 11:06 AM
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    We literally have 7 guests and us 2, so everything is cheap as we can make it. Most expensive item's are my wedding ring and dress ... ha ha - typical!
    Mtg Balance 147,000 : Savings 7,000 / 10,000

    Getting married in October 2018
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 5th May 18, 9:50 AM
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    We've got about 50 guests to invite but worried if this is too little to have for our reception which would hopefully be in a local hall.

    My wedding dress was only 40 as it's not a standard wedding dress.
    But i don't do dresses or white bridal dresses so it was a good fit for me


    I've got enough money to pay for the registry office now,
    i separated our wedding costs into each section / category, putting the first as top priority.

    the next thing to save is 128 for the little costs such as 30 registry office booking fee , certificate, marriage notices for both of us etc.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • Financialwizard
    • By Financialwizard 8th May 18, 5:12 PM
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    Financialwizard
    Feeling really flat today, not sure why. Everything is planned though so I think that is why. Just got to sit on my !!!! and wait now....hardest part. Only thing I can't do is give notice until November .... 6 mths!!!!

    How is everyone else getting on?
    Mtg Balance 147,000 : Savings 7,000 / 10,000

    Getting married in October 2018
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 9th May 18, 9:00 AM
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    Hi Financialwizard

    Still no movement on anything here, including me!

    My seeds are growing, but I've decided on artificial flowers and have watched lots of how to make a bouquet videos on YouTube.

    I've read through the mse wedding on a budget tips and have ordered some 'cards' bunting and flowers via the Amazon link there.

    I keep thinking of questions to ask the venue and have written a list and keep adding to it.

    Tried my dress on again and can get the zip up a little further so that's good. I keep thinking I shouldn't put it on so much but then I think I'll only be wearing it for one day so I may as well wear it as much as possible

    Otherwise I'm feeling a bit meh and fed up with not being able to get out and about!

    I see Charley's signature showing how she's getting on with her wedding saving and she's doing great, I've got a quarter of mine saved so pleased with that

    Catch you all soon x
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ 210.46/365
    Wedding Fund 735/2000
    Car Fund 108.46/5000 ~ Bank of Mum 5000/5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest 8,037.35 now 0
    Credit Card 2200/2500
    • natsplatnat
    • By natsplatnat 10th May 18, 8:24 AM
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    Tried my dress on again and can get the zip up a little further so that's good. I keep thinking I shouldn't put it on so much but then I think I'll only be wearing it for one day so I may as well wear it as much as possible
    Originally posted by kdalwayskint


    Muriels Wedding???
    LBM ,- Wed 19th Nov 2008 21,225 PAID OFF
    *DEBT FREE 28th September 2015*
    *2018 cashback pending 99.80, paid ??*


    • Financialwizard
    • By Financialwizard 10th May 18, 9:09 AM
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    Financialwizard
    Oh god, I am dreading putting mine on again. Really worried I am going to be too fat! Started jogging and calorie counting again so am hoping I will drop back to 10st by next year. Only 1st to do, should go.
    Mtg Balance 147,000 : Savings 7,000 / 10,000

    Getting married in October 2018
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