- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
I’m getting married in about 9 months! We’re trying to keep to a bit of a budget – Im hoping to condense the entire wedding price to £7,000. That’s not including honeymoon, stag, hen do!
We are very lucky because my parents are putting in around £2200 as they want to pay for certain things. Also my fiance’s parents are wanting to pay for our honeymoon – however we can use their money for whatever we want. I am just getting so stressed & nervous because Im worried that my fiance & I can’t put in the remaining money…..therefore this would mean we would have to use his parents money towards the wedding!
I know this probably seems very spoilt to some people but we really need a honeymoon, we haven’t been away for 4 years. Plus I just can’t imagine going straight back to work afterwards.
I’ve already got a good deal on the venue (knocked £1700) off what we would have had to pay. We also have a couple of contacts who can help us out (For example my friend is a photographer – so I’ve literally saved 50% on that when compared to many prices.
I guess what my question is, is what did other people manage to make big savings on? And how did you manage to save so effectively? We’re trying to put away about £400 between us per month, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen (what with car, birthdays, etc).
Also I can’t help but wish my fiance’s parents would help out a bit more. I am so grateful that they are putting in as much as my parents….but they have a lot of money (they make more money in a week than I do in a month)(my parents really don’t have much). I know it’s traditional for the bride’s parents to pay…….but it would really just help out so much….my fiance however won’t ask for any more money & I can’t help feel a little frustrated at that (and guilty for thinking it also)
Thankyou for any insight xx