Hi All Well, we have just got engaged this week and now looking to plan my wedding! Very excited! We'd love to get married next year, especially as my Nan who I'm very close to is ill and I desperatly want her to see me get married (I do realise its sort of beyond my control but she's doing well at the mo!) I want to get married in Church as I'm quite religious so that's a must. However, looking at reception venues eeek!!!! Some of the prices are ludicrous (we are near Oldham btw if anyone has any ideas). I just want a nice day with friends and family around. I'm willing to shop around for dress etc and MIL to be has offered to make the cake but we certainly won't be spending anywhere near the average (about £20,000). I know it's the getting married that's important but I would like a do after - has anyone had a nice day which didn't require a second mortgage? If so would you be kind enough to share ideas? Thanks! P.S. I don't mean to offend people who spend lots - each to their own it's just we can't.