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    I was amazed to see that there was no Wedding thread (that I could find anyway!) on HUKD, so I thought that I would start one.

    Basically, if anyone has any great little hints or tips regarding anything to do with weddings put them in here! Any little money saving ideas or bargains that they know of.

    We're getting married in September and haven't planned much yet, so any help would be much appreciated!

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    An excellent and reasonably priced wedding cake maker and decorator in Essex/London [url]www.sweetness-and-delight.co.uk[/url]
    Mention "axis2" for discount.

    Don't do it :whistling:

    Get married in Florida - it only cost $100 for a licence and $200 for minister and notary and you can get married an hour after you land

    Banned

    Yes i am also getting married in july, need to purchase a suit with a limited budget of only £200, just looking for a smart and fashionable suit like the ones at Zara and River Island etc.

    any recommendation on Brands, Store, Style/Fitting, Colour, Discount Offers, will be appreciated!

    thanks

    When it comes to decorating cakes you could buy ready iced ones as mentioned above and get whoever does your flowers to make a small spray to put on the cake/s. Looks very coordinated with your bouquets and doesn't cost much. Also enter competitions at bridal fayres etc. I won a lovely tiara! Enjoy your preparations!

    Favours, Ribbons & Balloons can be sort cheap on eBay, but even cheaper if you go to card warehouses (usually in industrial estates).

    If there are any preofessional cake makers in your family get them to make your cake. My auntie made me a fantastic masquerade one! Even used the top layer for a christening cake!

    Im getting married in August, and we are pretty much prepared!

    Most of the stuff came from eBay: Ballons, ribbons, favour bags, wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, flower girl...you get the picture!

    Got friends to make the cake.
    My dad already owns classic cars so has friends with classic cars, so we have a choice on what we could have!
    I do my own disco, so thats the entertainment sorted! Friends at work have their own band, so thats more entertainment...
    Honeymoon all paid for (Going to Centreparcs in Sherwood Forest)

    Suit hire, half paid for and expensive!

    All we have left to do really is the food. I have a costco card, so that should come in handy! Lots of friends have offered to help too...

    Not really any tips here, but I thought I'd contribute!
    :thumbsup:

    Spider1986 on here is a wedding photographer, and with the recent news of spicer hallfield going bust. it is best to get your photographer to order the album you want now as we just don't know which companies are going to be here tomorrow.
    spicer hallfield was one of the best wedding album companies in the UK and did very nice albums.

    Original Poster

    Thanks guys - will definitely look on ebay for some of our stuff.

    I got married 5 weeks ago.

    Vistaprint for Save the Date & Invitations
    Ebay - cake decorations, balloons, helium, bridesmaids gifts, bouquets, dresses ( infact everything)
    Cake - Asda and had it decorated.


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    I'm looking for idea's also......good idea starting a thread like this.

    yummymummy2202;5424103

    I'm looking for idea's also......good idea starting a thread like this.



    same applies to you... whens the big day

    supermod

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    I got married in November, and the best advice was from a wedding forum [url]www.confetti.co.uk[/url]

    We baked and iced our own cake, it was a gorgeous 3 tier fruit cake, better than any shop cake. We got our invitations from studio 24 and printed out personalised inserts for them.

    We had fantastic wedding favours, we got sticks of rock made with our names running through the middle, only about £110 including delivery for 200 sticks!

    The best advice I myself could give is don't let worries about the day spoil the run up to it. We had a fantastic day, hubby was too nervous to give a speech so rather than put him through the hell of speaking we just said no, he wasn't doing one. Same for the first dance together. Stuff tradition, it was our day and there was no point in parts of it being more stressful than they had to be.

    It was the best day of my life, and although it was only a few months ago I have never once regretted it. Neither of us have ever been so happy, it's great to be married!

    Disco;5426085

    same applies to you... whens the big day



    date is not confirmed as yet lol
    as we cant decide wether to get married in Scotland or abroad :?

    so, come on then... who proposed to who? :thumbsup:

    yummymummy2202;5427089

    date is not confirmed as yet lol as we cant decide wether to get married … date is not confirmed as yet lol as we cant decide wether to get married in Scotland or abroad :?



    do it abroad, then only the people that want to come will, not just for a free meal, lol
    serious thou it can cost more here cause the amount of people you have to invite if you do it abroad those who want to come can and then you dont feel bad for not being able to afford to invite everyone lol

    ilovepink;5438306

    do it abroad, then only the people that want to come will, not just for a … do it abroad, then only the people that want to come will, not just for a free meal, lolserious thou it can cost more here cause the amount of people you have to invite if you do it abroad those who want to come can and then you dont feel bad for not being able to afford to invite everyone lol



    run away to Gretna! :whistling::thumbsup:

    Disco;5438254

    so, come on then... who proposed to who? :thumbsup:



    my partner proposed to me

    ilovepink;5438306

    do it abroad, then only the people that want to come will, not just for a … do it abroad, then only the people that want to come will, not just for a free meal, lolserious thou it can cost more here cause the amount of people you have to invite if you do it abroad those who want to come can and then you dont feel bad for not being able to afford to invite everyone lol



    yeh was thinkin that too lol

    Disco;5441059

    run away to Gretna! :whistling::thumbsup:



    Well we have been thinking about that too lol, just go get married with close family & have a nice meal, then come home n have a reception here in a local venue

    We are thinking of getting married in cuba in 2011, has anyone else done the same ??

    RedIron;5414403

    Don't do it :whistling:



    lol

    Think I'll subscibe to this thread!

    I got the holiday Inn deal, getting Married 31st july 2010... so trying to do as much as we can on our own... there is not much on here regarding weddings and the MSE website is a nightmare to read through sometimes.

    I think we are just going to get our cake from M&S and decorate it ourselves...

    Will keep checking back here to see any ideas!

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    angelwithdirtyw;5463614

    I think we are just going to get our cake from M&S and decorate it … I think we are just going to get our cake from M&S and decorate it ourselves...



    I think we're doing the same - know a few people who decorate cakes so will prob just get one of them to do it.

    Have no idea what to do for favours atm though.

    supermod

    sigma;5426427

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    *cracks the whip* pathetic......

    where was self promotion, you had individuals reccomending other individuals...... negating the word "self"


    DUUUUUR!

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    tessb;5426672

    We had fantastic wedding favours, we got sticks of rock made with our … We had fantastic wedding favours, we got sticks of rock made with our names running through the middle, only about £110 including delivery for 200 sticks!



    Great idea - where did you get them from?

    angelwithdirtyw;5463614

    Think I'll subscibe to this thread!I got the holiday Inn deal, getting … Think I'll subscibe to this thread!I got the holiday Inn deal, getting Married 31st july 2010... so trying to do as much as we can on our own... there is not much on here regarding weddings and the MSE website is a nightmare to read through sometimes.I think we are just going to get our cake from M&S and decorate it ourselves... Will keep checking back here to see any ideas!



    Is the Holiday Inn deal any good? I thought there would be loads of hidden extra's....is this the case?

    yummymummy2202;5491700

    Is the Holiday Inn deal any good? I thought there would be loads of … Is the Holiday Inn deal any good? I thought there would be loads of hidden extra's....is this the case?




    I've booked with the Holiday inn at the Glasgow Airport, every holiday inn seems to have a different deal and not all of them are doing it,

    For the Basic £1000 we get:
    Red Carpet on Arrival
    Informal Host
    Civil Ceremony Room Hire
    Cake Stand and Knife
    Sparkling Wine Reception
    Buffet for 100 Guests
    Evening reception Room Hire
    Evening Reception DJ and Entertainment until 1am
    Accomodation for Bride and Groom
    please note they make You arrange Your own civil ceremony via Your local Registry office who may charge an extra for this.

    for an extra £500 we get the Diamond pacage, you get your flowers, ballons, seating plan and place cards, sparkling wine reception, floating candles on tables, champagne in room, luxury Honeymoon suite, child's entertainer, canapes on arrival, disposable camera's on tables, guest signature & Well wisher book, coloured linen to compliment brides scheme.

    Only thing we need to pay for is the meals, which is about £19-£20 per head, we're not having many for during the day and the evening buffet is included in the original price.

    We also go to pick any day on the week we wanted, when reading the original post some people could only have their wedding on a day during the week so we've been lucky and were able to book a Saturday. Can't hurt to enquire with your local Holiday inn, that's all we did and the next thing we know it's booked lol

    Also spotted, cake/favour boxes in poundland, my local store are going ones shaped like groom's tux and bride's wedding dress, 10 pack for £1.

    I never had time to buy them but heading in this week to grab a few as they actually look really good!

    angelwithdirtyw;5494812

    I've booked with the Holiday inn at the Glasgow Airport, every holiday … I've booked with the Holiday inn at the Glasgow Airport, every holiday inn seems to have a different deal and not all of them are doing it,For the Basic £1000 we get:Red Carpet on ArrivalInformal HostCivil Ceremony Room HireCake Stand and KnifeSparkling Wine ReceptionBuffet for 100 GuestsEvening reception Room HireEvening Reception DJ and Entertainment until 1amAccomodation for Bride and Groomplease note they make You arrange Your own civil ceremony via Your local Registry office who may charge an extra for this. for an extra £500 we get the Diamond pacage, you get your flowers, ballons, seating plan and place cards, sparkling wine reception, floating candles on tables, champagne in room, luxury Honeymoon suite, child's entertainer, canapes on arrival, disposable camera's on tables, guest signature & Well wisher book, coloured linen to compliment brides scheme.Only thing we need to pay for is the meals, which is about £19-£20 per head, we're not having many for during the day and the evening buffet is included in the original price. We also go to pick any day on the week we wanted, when reading the original post some people could only have their wedding on a day during the week so we've been lucky and were able to book a Saturday. Can't hurt to enquire with your local Holiday inn, that's all we did and the next thing we know it's booked lol



    My local one would be Glasgow Airport too so I may well give them a call, I did recieve the pack this morning from them.....looks worthwhile enquiring about

    yummymummy2202;5495566

    My local one would be Glasgow Airport too so I may well give them a call, … My local one would be Glasgow Airport too so I may well give them a call, I did recieve the pack this morning from them.....looks worthwhile enquiring about



    Good luck, the girl who is organising our wedding is called Kirsty, she's roughly about my age 20 something and she is really nice. She will try and get you in to view the place when there is a wedding on so you can see what your getting for the pacages that they have, only thing is parking is a bit of a night mare, we ended up parking across from the terminal building the first time we went and it cost us a fortune, we didn't know you could park in the hotel (Though car park is tiny).

    angelwithdirtyw;5496659

    Good luck, the girl who is organising our wedding is called Kirsty, … Good luck, the girl who is organising our wedding is called Kirsty, she's roughly about my age 20 something and she is really nice. She will try and get you in to view the place when there is a wedding on so you can see what your getting for the pacages that they have, only thing is parking is a bit of a night mare, we ended up parking across from the terminal building the first time we went and it cost us a fortune, we didn't know you could park in the hotel (Though car park is tiny).



    Thanx:) I'll def look into it.

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    angelwithdirtyw;5495012

    Also spotted, cake/favour boxes in poundland, my local store are going … Also spotted, cake/favour boxes in poundland, my local store are going ones shaped like groom's tux and bride's wedding dress, 10 pack for £1.I never had time to buy them but heading in this week to grab a few as they actually look really good!



    Might have to go to Poundland now :thumbsup:

    stufai;5508369

    Might have to go to Poundland now :thumbsup:



    Me too :thumbsup:

    First timer on here, very interesting topic

    I managed to pick up my bridesmaids dresses in a charity shop paid £13, immaculate condition - Jasper Conran design this season (saw £109 each in Debenhams today). Never been in charity shops before! Dress and suit (both brand new) under £15 each. Learnt how to hand tie my bouquet, cake topper and fascinator from the internet (flowers £8 supermarket = double that as I've had a trial run). Pre-iced cakes
    Getting married 4 weeks today in Gretna, total spend so far (including registrars fees/Gretna) £450!

    Hope this helps and good luck to everyone getting wed!!!:friends:

    alioli;5522717

    First timer on here, very interesting topicI managed to pick up my … First timer on here, very interesting topicI managed to pick up my bridesmaids dresses in a charity shop paid £13, immaculate condition - Jasper Conran design this season (saw £109 each in Debenhams today). Never been in charity shops before! Dress and suit (both brand new) under £15 each. Learnt how to hand tie my bouquet, cake topper and fascinator from the internet (flowers £8 supermarket = double that as I've had a trial run). Pre-iced cakesGetting married 4 weeks today in Gretna, total spend so far (including registrars fees/Gretna) £450! Hope this helps and good luck to everyone getting wed!!!:friends:



    Wow thats a good price....I have my dress, bridesmaids dresses, flowers, decorations, invites, my ring all I need to buy is the males outfits and gents ring, pay register office fees and find a suitable venue either here or abroad lol, looking at the £ though it will need to be small and somewhere local

    I spent 44p on my OH's ring! :lol: whereas mine was £60 odd...

    birdyboyuk;5525883

    I spent 44p on my OH's ring! :lol: whereas mine was £60 odd...



    That might be a deal needed for the front page! lol
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