Ben and I need your help. We are hoping to elope together and start what will hopefully be our happily ever after in 2023 but even cutting as many costs as we can, just eloping is a dream that we don't have the ability to make a reality.
We've scrapped engagement rings, flowers, bridal party and groomsmen. We've even cancelled an after party and guests! But despite all that we're looking at over £1,000 just to hire a location to say I do and have a registrar come out to officiate it all.
Clothes have been purchased second hand, a friend is taking photos and two others are standing as witnesses. My daughter is the flower girl/bridesmaid and that's it.
After a year of lockdowns, furlough and cut backs even just doing the basics is proving too expensive and though it's only a ceremony with the bare bones wedding we're struggling to even afford the down payment to get it all booked.
Argh and we haven't even looked at wedding rings!
Anything you can give would be so greatly appreciated by us all and means more to us than we could express. Who knows, if we manage to raise the money we need maybe we can share some of the pictures with you all afterwards so you can see just how much your help has helped us start our life together as Mr and Mrs.
Nicola, Ben and Arya