Bride and Groom: Katherine & Richard
Katherine runs a wedding planning business and Richard is a Claims Assessor. They both live in Suffolk.
Wedding Date: 7th July 2013
You wouldn’t believe from reading about their wedding in this feature and from looking at their wonderful pictures that Katherine and Richard planned the whole wedding from start to finish in just 3 months! But they did. They got engaged in the April and were married in the July.
Wedding Venue: Leez Priory
Colour Scheme: Dusty Pink
Photographer: Photography was done by a friend who lived in Sweden. My brother also took some photos and was in charge of videography too but unfortunately the batteries ran out during the speeches!
MUA: One of my Bridesmaids did my make up for me after a visit to a beauty counter for a tutorial! We bought some of the recommended items and had a great fun few hours getting made up. She did a great job on the day too!
Total Wedding Budget = £7,000 (roughly)
How did you decide on your 7k wedding budget?
It was the total amount we had in our savings and the money we had gifted to us from our parents.
What elements of planning were the hardest with your budget?
Catering was one of the hardest elements due to the numbers, and ensuring that all dietary requirements were catered for. We ended up going for a vegan option and one other for the mains.
The extra cost was for the evening buffet so it was just a numbers game. I catered for exactly the number who were invited and said they were coming & was just a bit peed off when some of them didn’t turn up! There was more than enough food but I think the extras who didn’t come ended up costing an unnecessary £200. So I would say cater for a few less as there could always be a few people who won’t make it.