Planning a £5K wedding

Planning a £5k Wedding is achievable, regardless of what reports say

(I recently posted a blog based on the true cost of getting married  )

So, how do you go about planning at £5K wedding? Here is a breakdown:


CEREMONY COSTS                                          £350.00

(For a smaller wedding budget, you’re looking at a registry office ceremony to avoid additional Room Hire Charges made by a Venue)

WEDDING VENUE                                            £2,500

(Look at budget friendly wedding venues, or search for special offers.)

(Contact me for Venue Sourcing ideas)

If you decide to get married later in the day, you will only have to feed your Guests once, or have an afternoon tea option.

WEDDING DRESS                                              £500

Look at outlets such as eBay (you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are so many dresses listed) or look at Bridal Reloved 

PHOTOGRAPHY                                                £500

It is achievable to get fantastic wedding photographs when planning a £5K wedding, make sure you do plenty of research and make sure you get the right photographer.

ACCESSORIES                                                     £0

You are planning a £5K wedding, I’m sure you’ve got perfect accessories in your jewellery box. You could always use that classic wedding tradition “Something borrowed… “

HAIR AND BEAUTY                                          £50

Go to the hairdresser, and don’t mention the word “Wedding”, you will be amazed at the price difference for a normal blow dry instead of “Wedding Hair”.

For your make-up, depending on what time you are getting married, pop down to your local Department Store (Debenhams or House of Fraser for example) and have your face made up at one of the beauty counters (This may need to be booked by appointment, so check ahead of time – and don’t forget, don’t mention the “W” word)

BRIDESMAIDS & GROOMSMEN                £0

Either don’t have a bridal party (It is not essential, you just need to pick two witnesses for your ceremony), if you do, explain to your chosen people that you’re planning a £5K wedding and you can’t afford outfits for them. They will understand, but make sure you tell them the situation from the outset.

GROOMSWEAR                                                £100

Either wear an existing suit that you have or hire.

RINGS                                                                   £150

WEDDING CAKE                                                £100

You could make your own or consider an alternative to a cake such as cookies or make your own doughnut wall.

ENTERTAINMENT                                             £400

A Spotify playlist prearranged to play for the whole duration of your reception and hire a PA System, or you could try and get a DJ (You will need to book a good one as soon as possible)

HONEYMOON                                                   £350

Take a mini-moon in the UK. Or, ask for donations towards your honeymoon instead of a gift list.

Don’t forget for help on sourcing suppliers or Venues to fit in with your budget, contact me for help, 07980 679575,

Planning a £5K Wedding