My £999 Pound wedding

Creative Team

Sundog Pictures






The average British couple now spend around £18,000 getting married, and there has never been a more dizzying array of expensive choices to be made in pursuit of the Perfect Day. But for thousands of hard-up Brits, a lavish wedding with all the trimmings is not an option, and some enterprising hotels and venues, still feeling the pinch of recession themselves, have come up with a solution, offering all-in wedding packages for a thousand pounds – or less. So who are the couples snapping up these kind of offers, what do they actually get for their money, and what is more important: a big budget for their big day- or love?

From £999 offers to “Grand Weddings for a Grand,” and from couples making their own wedding cakes to ordering meringue dresses from eBay, the film follows the stories of these three couples, two straight and one gay, getting married on budgets that are a fraction of the national average, and meets the wedding planners working hard to make their wedding days as perfect as possible for the money.