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How much did it cost you get married?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Brutal biff, 29 May 2015.

  1. Brutal biff

    Hitman

    Joined: 1 Sep 2013

    Posts: 942

    Me and the missis have been together nearly 8 years now so have decided to tie the knot and make it official

    We're looking at febuary 2017 and the costs are eye watering what we've been looking at

    I know registry office and a pub reception is much cheaper but we've decided to have a day to remember so we've set a budget of 7k
     
  2. robnut

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,438

    Location: Dursley

    4.5k In a country house all in. lucked out with car and photographer though.
     
  3. George Hincapie

    Banned

    Joined: 17 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,707

    Location: Buckingamshire

    £10K for the cermony and reception.
     
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  4. chroniclard

    Capodecina

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    IIRC about 25k roughly, then honeymoon.
     
  5. Lima

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Sep 2010

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    Location: Herts

    £14k ish for wedding (100ish day guests, further 40 or so in evening)
    £5k honeymoon
     
  6. chief barker

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

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    Location: Orpington.

    About tree fiddy.

    Mrs Chief was not happy.
     
  7. zootfloot

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Nov 2005

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    Location: Skelton in Cleveland

    Too much.

    Save your pennies for a mega holiday and have a much smaller, low key wedding instead.

    You'll remember the day just the same, but you'll remember the mega holiday even more
     
  8. Burned_Alive

    Capodecina

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    Location: Cheshire

    Somewhere in the region of £15-18k for the wedding, including dress and rings (as they were paid for outside of our original set budget of £15k). Around £7k for the honeymoon.

    The key to a cheap wedding is to invite as few people as possible, or at the very least dont invite them all to the day :)
     
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  9. cheesyboy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Dec 2012

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    Location: Gloucestershire

    £18k all in, including honeymoon. 7 years ago

    Was a great day but..... I do think we should have done it a bit cheaper.

    Difficult to do a "traditional" wedding for less than about £10-12k, though, I would say.
     
  10. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: 29 Jul 2011

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    Location: In my chair.

    Nowhere near as much as it will cost you to get un-married, according to the threads I've seen on here. :p
     
  11. GinG

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 Jul 2006

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    I think ours was around the £20k - £22k mark including honeymoon.
     
  12. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Londinium

    Getting married to a Polo was an expensive business. :p
     
  13. Randomface74

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    Jeez... could have a few of those 8pack rigs for that.

    doesn't talk back either :D
     
  14. chief barker

    Mobster

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    Location: Orpington.

    My wedding was dirt cheap as I said.

    I'm not paying for people to get drunk start fights and **** off the wedding which is normally what happens.
     
  15. Gixer

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Southampton

    Damn price of weddings is something that puts me off wanting to get married in the first place. Ridiculous as that may sound but I really see it as pointless spending all that money on ONE day! The reason I would want to get married is to show my ultimate commitment to my partner, not be fleeced by one company after another all because what you are purchasing is for a wedding.

    Call me Mr grumpy guts but I'd rather have the cheap registry office venue then spend all the money that would have been spent on the rest of that ONE day travelling around the world and gaining far more memories and fun experiences for around 31 days, might be more destination dependent!

    Everyone is different though and I do appreciate some have a little more spare cash to splash more frequently than others.
     
  16. Acme

    Caporegime

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    HEY! Moxxi and I, err, I mean, my car and I, wait no... Me and my car, are not married! :mad:
     
  17. Malt_Vinegar

    Don

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    Location: In a house

    The Mrs and I think we can do it under £500 :D Sweeet
     
  18. yer_averagejoe

    Mobster

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    Location: Auckland, New Zealand

    Christ. I've been working for 6 years now and have 25k to my name. No way is that getting blown on a wedding.
     
  19. chroniclard

    Capodecina

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    Have never seen a fight at a wedding.
     
  20. Sankari

    Caporegime

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    Location: Adelaide, South Australia

    £2.5k, just under 10 years ago. Lots of mates helping out (including the professional photographer) so we saved a ton of cash by paying little or nothing for services which would otherwise have cost a packet.

    :)