Weddings Under £10K – Spend or Save?

You may think that a wedding costing £10K is an expensive one, but the truth is it is pretty cheap these days. Indeed, you certainly can have a great celebration for 10K and under but you will need to decide where to spend and where to save to meet your budget. Luckily, you can get some guidance on this very subject in the post below. 

Wedding dress 


Some folks are happy with getting a cut-price dress from a sale, or even a preloved gown. After all, it has only been worn once! However as a rule I wouldn’t recommend scrimping on your wedding dress as it’s a very important party of the day for the bride. 

Not only will you want to look your best for the day and the photos that you will review and probably display in your home for the rest of your life, but your wedding dress is symbolic of the change and commitment you are about to make. With that in mind, finding a dress that makes your heart soar is almost like a good omen for the marriage and life to come, and that is why, in my opinion, this is definitely a spending item and not a saved one. That said, if you find a dress that you love I think it would be madness not to shop around. 




Rings, including engagement and wedding rings, are also very symbolic. The circular nature of the ring and the inclusion of diamonds represent the eternity that you promise to be with your partner. Although many people do worry about the cost of such items. 


Of course, the answer here is to do your research before you buy and check out posts like this 3 Carat Diamond Ring Price Revealed article for the in-depth information you need. Then you will be able to see whether it’s worth spending on diamond rings, or whether it’s better to save and go for something more simple that will keep you on budget. 




Opinions really vary on whether you should spend a fortune on your wedding cake, or whether it’s a great place to save. Personally, I think it’s up to you, but the cake and the cutting of the cake tend to be one of the central points of the day, which means you’ll want to make sure it looks its best. It’s also something that you won’t want to have to worry about making yourself or going wrong so investing in a professional baker, and some professionally made toppers makes sense to me. 


Believe it or not, you can actually save on your wedding venue if you are willing to go for a less-than-traditional option. For many people that means the back garden of their parents or a relative that is big enough to put up a marquee. MrG and I got married in a victorian water tower!

A favourite restaurant or even a private room in a pub can also be a great option for a venue that won’t break the bank. Just make sure you can get in to decorate them beforehand, and that you assign some of your wedding party to clear up duty when the celebration is over.


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