So, you're getting married but you have a strict budget and don't know where to start. We're here to show you how to do a wedding under 5k. That's right. In this day and age, it may seem impossible to do but we've selected our favourite twelve incredible weddings all under 5k. Looking at these gorgeous weddings will have you feeling inspired and prove that no matter what kind of wedding you want, you'll be able to do it while sticking to your budget. Decide on what you're happy to splurge on and what you're happy to save on. These real weddings will give you some tips and tricks on staying in budget.

Think it's impossible to host a stylish wedding under £5k? This wedding inspiration will show you how!

Nadine Merabi Trouser Suit With Pearls For Town Hall Wedding

Wanting to get married on a budget, Chelsea & Matthew still wanted their wedding to be chic and timeless. If you're looking for a lesson in style, then look no further. Chelsea's Nadine Merabi pearl wedding suit is gorgeous and this wedding looks like it's come straight from the pages of Vogue. Wanting chilled vibes, they were married in a registry office ceremony, with an after party in a local bar.

Dusky Pink Jacket For Winter Wedding

The vibe of this day was relaxed and happy. Shelly & Bam kept costs low through DIY’ing all the decor and favours. With a dusky pink suit jacket and sparkly sequinned wedding dress, this is another real wedding that proves you don't have to compromise on style even if you have a strict budget. They even planned this whole day in seven months!

Wedding Jumpsuit With Cape

Sarah & Dan had an intimate wedding ceremony in a church and then went over to the local pub for their wedding drinks! The couple wanted a very chilled and relaxed day without a lot of fanfare. Instead, like the other couples mentioned, they went a bit more extravagant with their outfits. Dan's patterned shirt and the hat accessories are giving us boho vibes to the max.

Solstice Wedding in Cornwall With Bold Florals

Want something more spiritual? Emily & Jon's elopement in Cornwall took place outside in a sacred glen. They got the most stunning couple portraits in their beautiful surroundings and ensured nature was a key part of their day. Emily & Jon wanted to make sure the wedding vows and the commitment they made to each other were a top priority over other details.

London Elopement and Couple Portraits

Damien & JM didn’t originally plan to marry with just two friends present, but they wouldn’t change a thing. Starting their day at The Savoy hotel, and then marrying at the Old Marylebone Town Hall, their wedding was intimate, fun and elegant. Because of their low-maintenance wedding, they were able to completely relax with nothing too big to stress about. This is definitely one to check out if you're looking to do a wedding under 5k.

St George's Hall Liverpool Wedding

Lauren & Jo's wedding happened as a result of the global pandemic. Their original plans were to elope in Boston, USA. But they had to stay in the UK. By staying in the country and getting married in Liverpool, their day became so special and the city scenery looks incredible in these pictures. What they ended up with was a complete celebration of love and family.

Lanvin Wedding Dress With Bridal Cape

Still want that showstopping wedding dress? Steph & Sten's wedding is something you need to see. Steph chose a Lanvin wedding dress that would make for the perfect Cinderella moment running away from the ball as it moves so beautifully. It's the perfect choice to contrast those city vibes. One thing we also have to mention is that this couple planned their wedding in just a week! What?! If you want to know how to do a wedding under 5k, take a look at this one.

Long Sleeve Black Wedding Dress for Scottish Elopement

Despite getting engaged during such a crazy year (2020 we're looking at you), Jade & Aaron decided on an intimate Scottish elopement with just nine guests. They decided to break multiple traditions and had their speeches outside in the rain, exchanged their vows amongst the trees, and Jade wore a black wedding dress with Doc Martens. We're just so obsessed with this bridal look, we had to include it in the roundup.

Pregnant Bride in Stunning ASOS Dress

Not sure how to do a wedding under 5k and look gorgeous? Take a leaf from Beth's book who wore this glitzy wedding dress from ASOS while she was sixteen weeks pregnant. Beth & TC also had a micro wedding due to the pandemic. However, they were actually quite happy with having an intimate day as they didn't have to compromise or consider anyone else's opinion on their day. It was all about them and their precious growing baby.

Long Sleeve Backless Wedding Dress for Micro Wedding at Euridge Manor

If you're looking at these weddings and are thinking that you can't go and splurge on a magnificent venue and still be under 5k, you'd be wrong. Oyinda & Kofi married at the stunning Euridge Manor with a few guests and got to enjoy their day. They were able to stream the wedding via Zoom to friends and family in Nigeria. As Euridge manor is such a beautiful venue, it didn't need much styling at all, so they were able to create an understated, elegant spring/summer theme.

High Billinghurst Farm Micro Wedding With Cake Smash and Quad Bike

Vicky & Chris bring personality, joy and an abundance of style to their micro wedding at High Billinghurst Farm in Surrey. They rode around on a quad bike, took out their frustrations of the pandemic with a cake smash, and sipped Prosecco from a motorcycle! Yes, you can do all of that at your wedding and for under 5k too!

Korean Wedding Dress for Multicultural Socially Distanced Wedding

So far in this roundup, almost every couple is surprised by how special their wedding becomes when they opt for a micro wedding with under ten guests. Elaine & Andrew are here to prove that even more with their multicultural wedding at Elsick House. They both said that having an intimate wedding meant their day was entirely about themselves and their love. So cute!

So, now you know how to do a wedding under 5k!

Still want more inspiration on how to do a wedding under 5k? Take a look at all our weddings under 5k. The best way of staying within budget is with a few DIY tips and tricks. We have an article all about having a DIY wedding and a wedding budget podcast episode too, if you prefer to listen.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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