10K+ Dorset Wedding or relaxed pub day
I have been engaged since October 2016. Since that time, my partner and I have been through so many different wedding ideas, been to look at several venues and even looked into eloping!
The main issue for us (&most couples I'd imagine), is the budget. We don't/can't afford more than £8-10K. As it stands at the moment, we have found an amazing venue in Dorset which would become and small family and close friends weekend away in the countryside. This option will cost us at least £9K. It would be special and it would be memorable. However, I am slightly struggling to persuade myself to spend that amount of money on effectively just one day.
On the flip side, the other option is to marry in Winchester registry office (it's beautiful) and then have a relaxed pub party afterwards. The pub that we have in mind is lovely. It has an amazing garden with a river running through it, outdoor pizza oven, indoor charm etc. Cost wise, we wouldn't be spending more than £5K.
Obviously, the second option is far more cost effective, and we would be able to go on a proper honeymoon after. But I worry that I maybe wouldn't feel like the day was special enough or up to everyone's standards?! Which is totally ridiculous because all I really care about is marrying my best friend. I'd love to hear from anyone with advice, or people in the same boat, people who have done the same thing?! Much appreciated. T x