Quick wedding on a tiny budget

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  • Posted: 15 Mar 2019 15:06

    Quick wedding on a tiny budget

    Can I be done?


    My filtb has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and not looking likely that he has a whole lot of time left. 

    I'm thinking we've got this year with him, so ideally looking at towards the end of the summer for our wedding. We have a very small budget, and the regestry office will suck up practically all of it. Is there ways of doing it on the cheap? I know it won't be huge, but something that all our family can attend  maximum of 25 ish for the ceremony. 



    Thank you for your help

    One very frazzled bride to be

  • Posted: 16 Mar 2019 9:02

    Re: Quick wedding on a tiny budget

    Hey, I'm so sorry that you and your fiance are going through this, my thoughts are with you.

    You can absolutely do this!

    If you get married in a registry office with around that many guests, you're probable looking at around £300-£450 depending on room size and your location. For reception, if you want a party maybe look at hiring a village or sports hall and decorating it yourself? If you aren't fussed about a party type reception, maybe book a meal at a nice restaurant?

    Also, check out Groupon - they often have great deals for weddings. Additionally, some of the venue suppliers here on Hitched (and most venues) offer last minute deals to use up dates, so have a look around - if you're flexible on dates, you can probably pick up a great deal!

    Good luck, my thoughts are with you. X

  • Posted: 17 Mar 2019 0:22

    Re: Quick wedding on a tiny budget

    Oh dear, sorry for your situation.  Before you do anything speak to a couple of charities: Gift of a wedding and Wedding wishing well foundation.

  • Posted: 20 Mar 2019 14:04

    Re: Quick wedding on a tiny budget

    Hi there - really sorry to hear this. As those above have said, I'm sure it can be done (there are lots of stories about people doing it on a really tight budget) - my friend will marry this year and is asking people to bring some kind of food to the reception so they won't have to spend thousands on that (it really eats into your budget).

    I'd be happy to gift you an invitation video as an alternative to sending out physical invites, if that's something you'd be interested in. Get in touch.

    Andy (:

  • Posted: 23 Mar 2019 21:55

    Re: Quick wedding on a tiny budget

    Thank you both for your replies.


    We've mulled things over, and decided that we're gunna do the legal bit with just us and 2 witnesses, for just under £100 instead of a full ceremony in a regestry office for x7 the price, then spend out on the reception and have a celebrant do an informal ceremony. It works out so much cheaper. What we're looking at we can do for roughly £3000, which in the grand scheme of things isn't bad. We now just need to save up as much as we can in the next few months so we can start booking it :) 

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