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    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 7th May 18, 9:02 AM
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    Our wedding fund thread
    • #1
    • 7th May 18, 9:02 AM
    Our wedding fund thread 7th May 18 at 9:02 AM
    The cost of our wedding would hopefully be
    5,000 and we'll both be saving 2,500 each to put towards it.

    We're looking to get married next year but we aren't booking anything until we the have money saved up for it.

    Our plan;
    • Get married in a registry office - 753 (625.00 for the room & the 128 for booking fee, giving notice for both of us & for the certificate)
    • Go for a quick bite to eat in the town
    • Go somewhere to change etc ,,, then go to recpetion in a hall by us.

    I have my dress already, it was 40 from Quiz.

    Saved money for completely
    Savings in progress

    Our Budget
    Ordered from important to not important

    The lantern room - 625.00
    The registry office bits - 128

    Wedding rings - 150 each (300)
    My hair & make up - 200
    Grooms outfit - 100
    Manor Hall (reception hall) - 475.00
    Drinks - 200.00
    Wedding cake - 100
    Decor / Flowers - 150
    Three Strawberries catering BBQ - 1,100
    Bride & Groom Shoes - 100 each (200)
    Lingerie - 35
    Accessories - 50
    Bouqutes - 30
    Thank you gifts - 150
    Entertainment - 300
    Videographer / Photographer - 700
    Extra cash in case we need it - 157

    Wedding fund total right now - 645.00
    Last edited by Charleyalmostking; 07-05-2018 at 9:05 AM.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
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    • need an answer
    • By need an answer 12th May 18, 6:17 PM
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    need an answer
    • #2
    • 12th May 18, 6:17 PM
    • #2
    • 12th May 18, 6:17 PM
    Invites,or is it word of mouth?

    Transport to registry office etc?
    in S 34 T 40 F 48
    out S 50 T 43 F 50
    2017 -32
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 12th May 18, 8:06 PM
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    • #3
    • 12th May 18, 8:06 PM
    • #3
    • 12th May 18, 8:06 PM
    Invites,or is it word of mouth?

    Transport to registry office etc?
    Originally posted by need an answer
    Doing the invites & signs etc ourselves and would have a website to RSVP on with all info needed.

    I'm hoping just some's car who's going as I don't see the point in paying for a car when we've already got loads of family member's or a friend with them.

    we don't have a date yet so I can't really make the car arrangements
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 12th May 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:15 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 8:15 PM
    Hair, makeup and shoes to start with you could halve that easily
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 12th May 18, 11:04 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:04 PM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:04 PM
    That's for both of us ... and I'm just overestimating plus that's the prices ove seen on average
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 13th May 18, 5:36 PM
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    • #6
    • 13th May 18, 5:36 PM
    • #6
    • 13th May 18, 5:36 PM
    Some minor changes
    Colours are now Navy,gold & white as I couldn't find anything red i liked that fits in.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • skimper
    • By skimper 14th May 18, 2:30 PM
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    • #7
    • 14th May 18, 2:30 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 2:30 PM
    Depending on your dress, shoes wont matter really. Mine were 20 from newlook and just a plain nude colour so can be worn again. They only lasted till the wedding breakfast & then the slippers went on. No one knew unless I told them.
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 14th May 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 14th May 18, 7:09 PM
    I've purchased 1 pair of wedding shoes for myself.
    White hi-top diamante sneakers for 5.00 (.95 p&p) from everything5pounds.com
    my dress would cover these anyway but they looked too good for me to not get them.

    I thought that 1) people won't see them 2) i can re-wear them 3)I'd rather be comfy.

    Total spent on wedding so far - 63.00
    Total saved for wedding - 626.90 in bank
    Last edited by Charleyalmostking; 14-05-2018 at 7:12 PM.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • pigpen
    • By pigpen 15th May 18, 12:41 PM
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    • #9
    • 15th May 18, 12:41 PM
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    • 15th May 18, 12:41 PM
    The photographer will probably be double that if you want before/during/after pics.. they are extortionate.. but they often spend a lot of time editting etc.. and tbh, you get what you pay for. The basic packages for weddings are usually in excess of 1000.

    Try approaching the local colleges, a lot of the 3rd year photography students are building portfolios and taken excellent pictures and at a much cheaper rate!!

    Hair/make up.. that is again a low estimate.. it might do you but not any bridesmaids/mothers/etc .. again look at local college... they might be a bit slower but they know what they are doing and appreciate the experience. Same with getting nails etc done.

    Cakes usually start at around 150.. unless you are getting something plain. and the best people get booked up a couple of years in advance.
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    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 20th May 18, 8:22 PM
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    I've got a new budget;

    2 marriage notice 94.00
    Booking fee 30.00
    Marriage certificate 4.00
    The Lantern Room 625.00
    Wedding rings 300.00
    Groom Suit 100.00
    Groom shoes 50.00
    Chars wedding shoes 30.00
    Chars hair & make up 130.00
    secure booking for manor hall 95.00
    Manor hall - reception venue 475.00
    Catering 300.00
    Cake 150.00
    Drinks 200.00
    Photographer 800.00
    childrens dress 500.00
    staitonary 35.00
    music / dj 220.00
    decorations 200.00
    bride bouquet 30.00
    thank you gifts 150.00
    lingre 35.00
    accessories 30.00
    bridesmaid make up & hair 270.00
    100 650ml clear takeaway tubs 14.95
    100 large white craft bags 9.45
    Wedding insurence 30.00
    Extra Fees 92.60
    = 5,000


    I'm hoping to do the music ourselves since I pay for spotify and the hall is licensed for us to do that.

    I already have my wedding shoes, they fit like a T!
    But I kept the price there in case I saw a nice pair for reception / to keep the budget as 5,000 as I may use that 30 for something else.

    I've saw a make up & hair artist for 130.00 for myself & charges 90 for hair & make up for bridesmaids or the mums of us two.
    Last edited by Charleyalmostking; 20-05-2018 at 8:27 PM.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
    • Nicola83
    • By Nicola83 22nd May 18, 11:04 PM
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    We've been to a few wedding fayres recently that have different suppliers there and many of them will give discounts if you say you saw them at the wedding fayre.
    We've budgeted 1000 for our photographer, my sister is a professional photographer but she's a bridesmaid so won't be taking any pictures. But it's like she says, the photos and album are all we'll have left from the day so it's something we shouldn't skimp on.
    • foxtrotoscar
    • By foxtrotoscar 23rd May 18, 1:59 AM
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    We've been to a few wedding fayres recently that have different suppliers there and many of them will give discounts if you say you saw them at the wedding fayre.
    We've budgeted 1000 for our photographer, my sister is a professional photographer but she's a bridesmaid so won't be taking any pictures. But it's like she says, the photos and album are all we'll have left from the day so it's something we shouldn't skimp on.
    Originally posted by Nicola83
    They will usually be put in a cupboard and rarely viewed. Your memories of the day are what you should cherish.
    • Charleyalmostking
    • By Charleyalmostking 27th May 18, 6:03 PM
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    That's why I don't want to spend too much on a photographer. I may want to have 1 or 2 pictures displayed in our new house (That we would be saving up for once we save a substantial amount for our wedding) .

    I have 644.44 in our wedding fund,
    I need to save another 677.56 in order to have saved enough for the registry office , all the little bits for it and the reception venue. That'll be the 2 most important bits of the day done.

    I need 30.00 to secure our date with the registry office & 95 to secure the date with the recepetion venue. I'm already stressing about the time it would take to get the money aha.
    Wedding Fund: 1107.23 / 2,500 Xmas'18: 100.00 / 300.00 Emergency Fund: 100.00 / 1,000H2B ISA: 30.50
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