Rustic DIY Wedding in South West France
Costs is always one of the most popular and hotly debated topics in our closed facebook group. With this in mind, we have created a section where couples planning their wedding abroad can see the real destination wedding cost breakdown from real couples.
K & J – Mid Pyrenees, South West France
UK couple K & J created a stunning DIY wedding abroad at Manoir Les Sines, a unique property set in open countryside located just over 100km from Toulouse. Comprising of three fully renovated buildings set around a central courtyard garden, the property oozes charm and offers several options for ceremony setup and alfresco dining.
Pearls of Wisdom: Learn to prioritise and compromise. The last few months are intense – remember to have times that aren’t wedding related. Try and enjoy the process – it’s over before you know it!
Total Cost: £16,000 (GBP)
Location: Montaigu-de-Quercy, Mid Pyrenees, South West France
Date: 25 May 2019
Number of Guests: 58 including 5 children
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Manoir Les Sines (Private Rental, Country Bastide, 9 Bedrooms)
Ceremony Type: Symbolic Blessing
Number of Days at Wedding Location Prior to Wedding: 3
Number of Days at Wedding Location: 7
Pre Wedding Activities: Dinner
Post Wedding Activities: Pool Party / BBQ
Planning Method: DIY & Part Planning
K & J used the wonderful Rosie Paddon from French Events at PartyinFrance to cater their wedding. Specialising in bespoke catering and wedding planning, Rosie and her staff will ensure that your day runs smoothly and successfully.
Ceremony Venue & Reception Venue: £3,600
Wedding Paperwork & Legal Fees: N/A Symbolic Ceremony
Catering (Includes Planning Fee): £4,400 – Rosie Paddon: French Events at PartyinFrance – If you would like to learn more about the Catering and Planning Services provided by French Events at PartyinFrance, please use the form below as a quick and easy way to contact them.
Wedding Cake: £300
Photography: £1,300 – Honeydew Moments
Wedding Flowers (Bridal Party): £320
Décor & Event Rentals: £120
Ceremony Musicians: £700
Hair Stylist: £320
Transportation (Wedding Guests): £720
Wedding Stationery: £200
Fireworks / Lighting / Other: £200
Wedding Planning Fee: Included in Catering Cost – Rosie Paddon: French Events at PartyinFrance – If you would like to learn more about the Catering and Planning Services provided by French Events at PartyinFrance, please use the form below as a quick and easy way to contact them.
Post Wedding Activities: £500
Transport & Accommodation
Flights / Ferry: £300
Did you manage to stick to your budget? No
Did you spend more or less than you thought? More
Would you recommend your method of planning? Yes
What were you not willing to compromise on? Food and Photography
Honeymoon & Home Party
Honeymoon Location: San Sebastian, Spain
Cost of Honeymoon: £800
Did you have a Home Party: No
Find out More
If you would like to learn more about on having a wedding in South West France please use the form below to contact Rosie from French Events at a PartyinFrance who will be more than happy to answer your questions.
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