My partner and I have chosen to get married abroad due to a very tight budget and us both coming from large families (we also have a new baby on the way). I have my heart set on a Catholic church wedding in Malta 2015 followed by a 3 course sit down meal in the ballroom of the Palazzo Parisio for 50 guests in total.
One wedding planner has quoted me just over £8000 GBP which is based on only 30 guests and includes the brides car, corsages, photographer, music, flowers, church service, venue, fees etc but that's without the cost of our flights, accommodation and spending money for the week (we will be a family of four at the time of the wedding). I then also have to get my favours, bride, groom, bridesmaids and best men outfits.
I was hoping to have a complete wedding abroad for £10,000K maximum with some change left over in my purse! Am I being realistic or would it be cheaper for me to try and coordinate and source everything myself?