When you’re planning a wedding, it’s SO easy to let the budget run away with you and spend spend spend like there’s no tomorrow. This savvy pair knew they wanted a beautiful wedding from the off, but also wanted to make sure they didn’t bankrupt themselves in the process. Between them and their amazing wedding guests, they’ve pulled off a gorgeous wedding, for less than 5k. Yep, you read that right, less than £5000. Want to know how they did it? Read on for the low down…
Belle and Matt’s beautiful DIY village hall wedding is the ultimate example of how to use your wedding budget wisely. A clever balance of DIY projects and help from friends, but spending in all the right places like on photography from James Frost, a stunning wedding dress by Anna Kara and incredible food. I feel like this is how to get married now. It’s stylish, special and celebrates the couple’s personal story, but it’s not ostentatious.
Look out for the vinyl favours, each one sourced personally for every guest. Such a special touch and a reminder that favours don’t always have to be displayed on the tables. If you’re hoping to have a gorgeous wedding on a budget, then make sure you’ve listened to our latest podcast episode, and read this feature – both of which cover exactly that.
But in the mean time, enjoy this magical day…captured beautifully by James.
Please get yourselves a hot cuppa and settle down somewhere comfortable for this one, as it’s such a gorgeous, heartfelt wedding day that you’ll really want to savour it. Esha and Thom’s write up left me beaming from ear to ear, it truly is one of the loveliest reports from a couple I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. The pair’s village hall wedding was all about doing things their way and it’s just a joy to behold. I’m not going to give away too many spoilers, but make sure you look out for Esha’s pitstop at her Grandma’s house before the ceremony, Thom’s wild entrance and the couple’s clever ways of making their ceremony completely unique.
I don’t think there could be a more suitable person to have captured it either, Alline from Beatrici Photography and Esha and Thom go together like gin and tonic. It’s such a gorgeous day everyone, enjoy!
It’s been a while since we shared a truly home spun, village hall wedding with you all and this one fits the bill perfectly. Amanda and Sam stuck to a budget of £5000 for their wedding day and pulled off the sweetest, most fun of occasions. I absolutely love the thoughtful details – second hand books specially chosen for each guest as a favour, flags to represent their British and American backgrounds, playlists with choices from the entire wedding party…
The whole day looks like a traditional village fete which just warms the soul. Throw in a piñata and some classic American drinking games with the obligatory red cups and you’ve got yourself the perfect wedding celebration.
The one thing we never recommend saving on though, is the photographer. Amanda and Sam entrusted Neil Jackson with the job of capturing their wedding, appointing a lot of their budget to the images. Definitely a wise choice – these gorgeous images will last them a lifetime.
I love featuring weddings from village halls because it’s always seriously impressive how gorgeous you can make them look! To be fair, Maribel and Rob did have a lovely blank canvas, Sapperton Village Hall is a far cry from the average, but still the trestle table, balloon and bunting combo is utterly charming.
Family weddings always strike a note with me, as I love the thought of having your kids with you on your wedding day. Maribel and Rob’s daughter is a total cutie and the fact that her cake took centre stage of the cake table is just adorable.
It’s also lovely to hear that readers have found their wedding suppliers via Rock My Wedding and Maribel found her photographer Matt Penberthy from looking at real wedding features, and her hair and make up artist Evie Smith via our recommended supplier directory, The Love Lust List.
When the most important thing is to marry your beau surrounded by all your family and friends then a budget friendly village hall wedding is just the ticket. Just because they’ve cut back on the pennies doesn’t mean they’ve cut back on the pretty. The hall is full to the brim with DIY bunting, wild flowers and homemade cakes. All in the prettiest pastel shades, and all with a cute vintage vibe. I would have loved tucking into that afternoon tea wedding breakfast.
Making this wedding even more perfect is its location near Whitley Bay. Matt Penberthy whisked our gorgeous couple off for some coastal portraits that are simply breathtaking. Then there’s the fabulous fashion. Bride Zara wears a gorgeous lace Rosetta Nicolini ‘Scarlett’ gown, the bridesmaids look heavenly in Dessy After Six pink dresses, and the groomsmen complimenting them perfectly in grey Moss Bros suits & pink cravats.
Just glorious from start to finish.
Bride Holly made full use of all her family and friends, asking them to sew, bake, craft and even create her gorgeous autumnal dahlia and ranunculus bouquet. The talent is overwhelmingly fabulous and adds a wonderful, sentimental and personal touch to this beautiful vintage inspired Buckinghamshire Railway Centre ceremony and village hall reception.
She even knows the wonderful talent that is Matthew Horan Photography, which RMW literally can’t get enough of at the moment. He has such a fantastic eye for capturing all the emotional and candid moments, as well as all the details and inspiration in such an artistic way that it makes you feel you right there with the gorgeous couple celebrating with them. And boy do I wish I was at this DIY wedding.
Navy and white is one of my absolute favourite colour combinations because it just looks so smart and clean. It was the perfect colour choice for Céline & Oz’s village hall wedding because it made the humble venue look rather beautiful as I’m sure you’ll agree. It’s also a gorgeous colour for Bridesmaids, and Céline’s sisters look very elegant in their Coast gowns.
Vintage travel is always a good idea for a theme because you can instantly personalise it to suit you as a couple, and there are lots of nods here to Céline’s French heritage.
This morning’s wedding is the wedding of teenage sweethearts Katie & Dan.
The sweet pair have been together since they were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and married in the village where they had their first kiss.
Isn’t that adorable?
They had such a fun wedding too, I love the vibrant blooms and the Bridesmaids look great in their postbox red prom dresses.
The 50s high school dance theme worked perfectly in the village hall and they had total control over the decor…this meant fairy lights, flowers in jam jars and bunting galore.
Having tables named after 50s icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Elvis is such a fun idea too. Are you ready? I think you’re going to like this one…