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    Hi everyone, I am just starting to think about planning my wedding for next June and wondered if anyone has any money saving tips?
    Thanks in advance. xxx

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    If the OP doesnt mind I'll hover over this thread as the fiancee and I have started to think about ours.

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    Congratulations how is your little one?

    dont hire a professional photographer-their prices are laughable,better to get a competent friend to do it,even if you have to go to the expense of buying him a decent camera.

    get a coupla relatives to hire the cars,do em up with ribbons and drive them for you instead of getting ripped by "proper wedding car hire firms"

    Original Poster

    Thanks Evie is fab, she is 10 weeks tomorrow time has gone so fast. She makes me smile everytime I look at her. xx

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    awoodhall2003;8526322

    If the OP doesnt mind I'll hover over this thread as the fiancee and I … If the OP doesnt mind I'll hover over this thread as the fiancee and I have started to think about ours.



    No problem and congratulations. x

    Butlins for your honeymoon... asdas 3 for a pound frozen items for the buffet... and tell guests to bring their own alcohol. Charge 2 quid entrance to the church. quid for a hymn sheet. A fiver to shake hands with vicar (includes a photo in the church grounds). I'll drive ya to the church at a cost of 50p a mile.

    charltom;8526370

    Thanks Evie is fab, she is 10 weeks tomorrow time has gone so fast. She … Thanks Evie is fab, she is 10 weeks tomorrow time has gone so fast. She makes me smile everytime I look at her. xx



    My 2 yr old is called Evie - love the name
    congrats

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    charltom;8526370

    Thanks Evie is fab, she is 10 weeks tomorrow time has gone so fast. She … Thanks Evie is fab, she is 10 weeks tomorrow time has gone so fast. She makes me smile everytime I look at her. xx



    Aw, I bet she is very cute x x

    as for honeymoon - we went to Reighton Sands ( near Bridlinton ) got upgraded cos i told them it was the honeymoon - massive top spec caravan next to the clubhouse thing .. happy days

    I organised mum + dads renewal of vows in october, was like proper wedding. Only thing that was expensive was the reception venue/food but worthwhile expense!

    We got a lot of stuff on ebay (sellers not second hand stuff) -
    personalised banners / confetti / table centerpieces/ tiaras / underskirts (thats all I can think of for now)

    ^Everyone thought it was all expensive stuff, and the centerpieces cost only £60 for 3 table and 1 top table done exactly how I wanted (ivory feathers around base then ivory roses then burgundy roses which looked real!) and because they werent real flowers they have been given to people important on the day who all have them on display in houses. Can dig out the people I used if you want.

    Ordered cake as 3 tiers, but instead of saying wedding cake, we said birthday cake and got the 3 cakes on top of each other. Was decorated in colours we wanted with ribbon and flowers and stuff to make it look like present boxes. Because we didnt call it a wedding cake or get spaces between cakes, it only cost £80 - they said it would of been £350+ otherwise!

    Ordered dresses online - would be wary of this though because lots of scam sites out there. We did because mum cant go to shop, and we needed them quickly too. Everyone who saw them thought they were expensive and were guessing average of 4x what we paid for them. Was mums dream dress can give you the url if you want

    If you are having wedding in autumn/winter then hold off until nearer the time to book cars and photographer, we booked ours near the date (had 4 weeks to plan whole thing!) and they gave huge discounts because they said they were unlikely to get another booking so close to the date at that time of year. Also ring around and say "Well XXX quoted me cheaper than that" and let them battle it out

    Go around small photographers rather than big firms, we got 2 photographers for church and reception and disc with high res copies of all (over 500) photos with permission to get them printed anywhere - £250. Definitely worth it, and the photos were then put in a photo book online and look brilliant!

    Ummmm thats all I can think of for now

    Have you seen the asda range of bridesmaid and wedding dresses. Nothing fancy, and it all comes down to whether you want to spend that little but I think they're great for weddings on a budget.

    We are also thinking along the same lines at the moment. My three best ideas so far are
    1) I am going to buy a dress from ebay. You can get some excellent bargains, and then always take to a seamstress for any alterations. I am after a Jenny Packham or something like that. They are easier to alter as they are not too structured. Also, lots of people then resell their dresses and you can recoup a lot of the cost that way if you get one which is popular to begin with
    2) My mum and grans are going to make and decorate the cake. I bought a stand on ebay and then hunted around online for ideas. You don't need something really complicated or difficult in order to look good. Something striking and simple is best I think, plus people don't always eat much of the cake anyway so I think this is a good way to save a few hundred pounds.
    3) Going to get my bridesmaids' dresses from Monsoon or Coast, probably in the sales as well. This also keeps them happy as they can wear them again!

    Good luck! Hope the planning goes well.

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    best tip - dont do it lovie

    good times

    sunnysinghcheema;8527169

    best tip - dont do it loviegood times



    Not exactly best tip is it
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