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In relation to the OTHER MARRIAGE THREAD - we are currently discussing wastefulness ie cost of a wedding...how much was yours?

(132 Posts)
binkleandflip Tue 04-Sep-07 21:04:55

I'll go first...

Mine came to £10k

Dress: £500
Bridesmaid Dresses: £200
Flowers etc: £250
Photgraphy: £1000
Wedding breakfast, reception and overnight accomodation for 36 guests: £8000

Look on dh's face when I said I'd like to renew my vows yearly as above...priceless grin

LadyOfTheFlowers Tue 04-Sep-07 21:06:14

Less than 2k and a truly lovely day!

bagpuss Tue 04-Sep-07 21:07:10

Mine less than £2K also.

binkleandflip Tue 04-Sep-07 21:07:20

p.s. dh paid for all the above - isnt that nice

littlelapin Tue 04-Sep-07 21:07:48

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TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 04-Sep-07 21:07:55

I think (converted to £'s) it was about £1500, and it was a HUGE white wedding (500+ guests - some just popping in for part of the reception).

Cappuccino Tue 04-Sep-07 21:09:28

about a grand including dress and everyfink

it was lovely

TheBlonde Tue 04-Sep-07 21:09:34

First time £3K I think
Second time £20K

binkleandflip Tue 04-Sep-07 21:10:17

Inflation eh? grin

TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 04-Sep-07 21:11:06

mine was 7 (well nearly 8) years ago - and would probably cost a fraction of that now if we had it in the same place grin

UCM Tue 04-Sep-07 21:11:13

Less than 2k intentionally. Best day of my life.

chankins Tue 04-Sep-07 21:11:21

We did ours last sept for two grand, cos that was all we had! Civil ceremony in beautiful town hall, budget photography which was great, monsoon dresses for bridesmaids, mine was£300, had a buffet in local social club, made a CD comprised of all our guests fave songs which they had written on rsvps, hired a clown for the kids, had one sis do bridesmaids hair and the other sis did my make up. Got loads of good deals ! Was cheap but cheerful and every1 had fantastic time, personally think its criminal to spend what some do, but then I wud say that!

Fireflyfairy2 Tue 04-Sep-07 21:12:18

Ours was around the £6000 mark.

And we paid for it all ourselves.

A friend make the cake for us. The flowers were more expensive than my dress!!

Dress: £450 Shoes £50
B'maid dresses: Material £75/ labour £150
Flowers:£750
2 cars: £400
Photography £900
cake: FREE
Bands: £500 (both of them)
Reception: £1500 (meals for about 80 people & an evening buffet) The meals were £10 a head & then they charged us corkage & pouring.

(I actually went & found our wedding book to get those costs! LOL) Also this was 10 years ago!!

nappynuttynormabutty Tue 04-Sep-07 21:12:25

About £4-5k iirc. Was a great day tho and everyone enjoyed it.

bran Tue 04-Sep-07 21:13:53

I have no idea, my parents paid for everything except my dress and my bridesmaid's dress which I bought. My main focus was to get dh legally bound to me so that I could keep him forever, I would have been just as happy going down the registry office in jeans. grin

pinkspottywellies Tue 04-Sep-07 21:17:34

I found a sheet of paper with some of our costings on last night. I think the whole thing was about £3000 but my friend pointed out that my dress was £300 and I spent about £700 on the three bridesmaid's dresses!

madamez Tue 04-Sep-07 21:20:52

No one's mentioned celebratn/officiant fees. Is this because you get it included in the cost of venue hire ir you do it in a hotel/restaurant which is licensed for weddings?

binkleandflip Tue 04-Sep-07 21:22:15

they tend to factor it into the cost as I remember. You have to get the licence yourself though.

I didnt include rings and honeymoon in my total - probably for the best

DrunkenSailor Tue 04-Sep-07 21:23:52

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TheQueenOfQuotes Tue 04-Sep-07 22:12:28

madamez - the priest that married us was a friend and did it for nothing, as did the man who let us use his car for the entire day (well I did help to restore it grin), the organist also played for free as he was another acquaintance of mine, and the chapel/hall were free too (though we did give a small donation) as they were the school ones.

divastrop Tue 04-Sep-07 22:21:29

ours was going to be about £300,but i'd say by the time we've actually done it(october 20th) we will have doubled that.originally,we were going to have registry office with very close family only and no party after,now we are having registry office(£100)followed by pub function room buffet/disco(£200).outfits have totalled £200+ sofar,and i still havent found any fecking underwear to go under my dressangry.sorry,im having nork issues.

Gobbledigook Tue 04-Sep-07 22:22:33

I think I remember totting ours up and it was about £13K but £4K of that was our honeymoon. This was in 1999.

Wedding was fabulous, honeymoon was out of this world.

Still - a huge amount of money really.

McEdam Tue 04-Sep-07 22:24:19

Mind was about 6k, back in 1997. We had a lovely day, with everything we wanted - basically a really special celebration with lots of lovely people wishing us well.

I gather costs have gone up rather, though. My sister is having to shell out something like £600 for the registrar alone, apparently (civil ceremony at a hotel).

MrsSpoon Tue 04-Sep-07 22:26:59

Our wedding was around £2,000 in 1995, hired dresses, hotel reception (meal for around 20, buffet at night for around 100), band, professional photograper, flowers, cake etc. We then spent about £500 (including spending money) on our honeymoon.

divastrop Tue 04-Sep-07 22:29:00

its something like £375 where i am to have the registrar at a hotel type ceremonyshock

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