Thanks to Clare and Glenn for sharing their special day with us – believe it or not, this entire wedding cost less than £7000!
It just goes to show, that with a bit of effort, a sprinkling of imagination and some serious planning, you don’t need an ENORMOUS budget to have an amazing wedding! Read on to find out how they did it…
How He Asked…
“Ever the traditionalist, Glenn had already gained permission from my parents without my knowledge.
We had a date night planned, but he insisted my daughter came with us for a ‘family’ meal. I might add that at this point I was 3 months pregnant, we were going out for a meal before heading around to see my family to announce our baby news…
I have never seen him sit so straight as he did that night, clearly nervous, which immediately aroused suspicion! He did the whole soppy bit of ‘you are the best thing to happen to me’ blah blah blah…, then opened the ring box and pushed it across the table towards me.
I was beaming (I blame the pregnancy hormones!) and of course, said YES immediately and put the ring on. He had pre warned the manager of the restaurant and they were standing by with a non alcoholic cocktail to celebrate!
So, the trip to see my family turned into announcing the engagement, quickly followed by the popping of champagne and me having to decline politely. Well… my family know something is up when I refuse champagne, so immediately guessed the baby news too!!”
“Opting for a ceremony later in the afternoon meant that we saved a little bit of money. We were married at 3pm, followed by drinks and photos. We had a hog roast at 5.30 (child friendly as there were 13 of them there!) So we only had to feed everyone once throughout the day.”
The Wedding Party
The Bride and Groom’s Outfits
The Finer Details…
What stands out most about your special day?
“I went with the theory that even if Glenn didn’t make it back, everything was paid for, so if there was no wedding – there would still be a damn good party!!”
“Go with the flow – things will go wrong but don’t let it ruin your day! All that matters is that you get married. Thats the bit that lasts a lifetime, anything else is material…”