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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
Hi All, After 42 years not out I'll be tieing the knot this summer, The missus and I are rapidly realising how much things cost, so any top tips to save our cash on this would be appreciated.
Any good sites for dresses? seems that rental costs as much as buying, after all you only wear em once ( typical bloke thinking there)
Decent and trusted Wedding rings sites, tips for negioting with the venue etc,
HELP! getting stressed already!
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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Depending on what you are looking for...my friend bought her dress in Monsoon and then waited til the sales when her dress was discounted and claimed the difference. . They have a 30 day (I think) promise which me means that if the price goes down within that period then you can get the money back. She spent \a total of £400 in there but ended up getting everything for £95.
Also Debenhams aren't bad. Good luck with your wedding.
banned#2
You could try Asda/Debenhams and M&S do a good range. You won't be paying £700 for a dress.
1 Like #3
surprisingly BHS has decent bridal department too
1 Like #4
Congratulations!

To massively cut venue costs, have you considered NOT getting married on a Saturday?

Hired a stately home for ours, midweek.

Roughly whereabouts are you? Maybe we can recommend specific places/ppl to use.
1 Like #5
Best advice would be to look at non-wedding stuff and don't mention it is for a wedding when you enquire as I am sure they double the price!

We got our cake from M&S and decorated it ourselves. We got our rings from tirings.com, although they weren't the cheapest we saw they are fantastic quality. You could also try joining a wedding forum (mygroovywedding is a good one) for help and advice.
1 Like #6
My friend bought her dress from the US and had it tailored in the UK, the dress looked great and the cost was surprisingly low. If you're interested in looking into that approach let me know and I'll try and get some details.

John
1 Like #7
Many venues give a discount on a wedding between mon - Thurs.

Ebay have heaps of designer dresses, brand new for approx £100

I'm considering getting my bridesmaid dresses from [url]www.houseofbrides.com[/url] I've heard very good reports about them

Try a wedding forum [url]www.confetti.co.uk[/url] is great :D
banned#8
If you pick a venue for your do, then pick a slot where they aren't going to be busy.

Saturdays are busy for hotels and restaurants.

When choosing your meal, the less tailor made and the more standard the better. Try not to please too many people with meal choices.

You stand more of a chance with smaller privately owned places but big enough to do a good job. Chains can be notoriously bad for meals.
1 Like #9
Hi, I know it's not for everyone but OXFAM have bridal shops. Some of the dresses are donated, but most are new -well they've been worn by a model on the catwalks of the bridal shows, and you can save hundreds of pounds, plus the money you spend goes to help others. Have a look at this link if your interested to find a shop near you.
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shops/content/shopfinder.php?postcode=&category=entity_bridal&image.x=14&image.y=11
1 Like #10
congratulations,

i still had a big wedding but on a budget i found tht doin some of the smaller things myself made the difference and made it more personal for me, i bought the asda tiers for the cake and decorated it myself also if you want party favours i bought glasses from asda pack of 4 99p and i used glass paints to write mina and my hubbys name and the date of our wedding and i put a pic of a heart or balloon.

dont no if thts any help to you but they were popular!!
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dee.s.g
congratulations,

i still had a big wedding but on a budget i found tht doin some of the smaller things myself made the difference and made it more personal for me, i bought the asda tiers for the cake and decorated it myself also if you want party favours i bought glasses from asda pack of 4 99p and i used glass paints to write mina and my hubbys name and the date of our wedding and i put a pic of a heart or balloon.

dont no if thts any help to you but they were popular!!


Dee.s.g my h2b is planning on decorating our own cake too, have you any suggestions?
#12
hi mine was only basic but it was what id seen in a mag and what i liked!
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/dellasoraya_2007/cake178.jpg hope tht works
1 Like #13
make your own favors.

Find a local dress maker and consider getting the dress(es) made . thats what we did and got 3 bridesmaids,mine and my flowergorles made for about half the cost of a shop bought wedding dress.

We asked alot of people we know to do things for our wedding insted of getting us giftd. Ie our friend was the piper,someone eles made our cake and my friend decorated it,a couple of my friends decorated the hall,some of my mums friends did the buffet at night, mum made the capes for the bridesmaids (we got married in dec and twas freezing) Everyone was more than happy to help and they now say the loved it cos it made them part of our day.

Again I realise that this arangment isn't for everyone but it worked for us.
1 Like #14
we had a lot of help for our wedding too, Jen.
we bought 3 differing sized wedding cakes from M&S & i decorated them myself, my mum & aunties did all the catering, we all pooled in to decorate the hall, i made mine & the bridesmaids bouquets, mum made my bridesmaids dresses, we had a beautiful church wedding with top hat & tails and it was all fantastic, knowing that everyone chipped in made it really special
#15
I think alot of it depends on the type of person you are bits and the relationship you have with others. For us it was perfect and really amplified the whole feeling of the day for me knowing that these people cared enough to help but my sister for example says she would never have anything like that.

takes all sorts I guess
#16
I was so proud at the compliments i got for the cake and bouquets, guests couldnt believe my mum had made the dresses, and i know what you mean by it depending on the type of person and its very much each to their own.
Apart from saving an absolute fortune it was very, very personal!
#17
We got married in the summer and had our reception in a friends garden. We borrowed patio tables and chairs from all her neighbours and borrowed white table cloths off anyone who had one. Then my friend made lovely floral centre pieces with flowers we bought from the market the day before. We decorated the trees with pearlized balloons and ribbons.
We drank champagne bought on a day-trip to Calais. And my friends helped to prepare the food.
It was the nicest wedding I've ever been to.
#18
Christmasshopper

It was the nicest wedding I've ever been to.


I should bloody hope so!!!!!!!

:lol: :lol:
#19
dee.s.g
hi mine was only basic but it was what id seen in a mag and what i liked!
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w290/dellasoraya_2007/cake178.jpg hope tht works


That looks great, I love the love hearts, great idea!!!
#20
Some brilliant ideas and comments here, thanks for all the best wishes too. gonna look at some of the sites/stores you all mentioned, the cake ideas look great and i'm sure we'll cut the cost and add to the day as a result of thi post. cheers and happy new year to all who've contributed to this. Dave
#21
Hi, we went to Mauritius for three weeks and got married in the second week.. was due to get married on 14th May but tropical storm put paid to that - so we were married on 17th May instead!! The 'wedding' only cost an additional £300 on top of the trip (with Kuoni) that was for video, cake, champers and the Wedding Licence. Had a do in Nottingham city centre pub when we returned - mates helped with catering - cost an additional £400 for venue, supplies and disco!! Best decision we ever made, got way from all the relatives - and it was OUR wedding day!!!!! :thumbsup:
#22
[ I was havin the same trouble but theres some people from china on ebay who will make any dress you want for about £90 including delivery. just go on ebay n type wedding dress in and lots sellers there, send them n email n they do whatever you like. My dress was £5000 n there was no way i could afford it untill i found them. hope this helps xx
#23
The wife had hers made by an ebay seller a few years back. First she bought from some foreign seller and it was complete ****, then she found a UK one. Came to about £250 and looked the dogs nadgers.

Oh and regarding catering etc. Check for a local Masonic Hall. They tend to give good deals. Ours came with a caterer who did a full sitdown dinner for 130 people and it came to just over £1400 all in (and everybody said it was brilliant ;-)). Most hotels etc will charge you that for a few manky sandwiches that no ******* eats anyway :lol:

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