What it takes to put on a wedding


It’s not easy to plan a wedding. You’re faced with an infinite to-do list, and everything from invitations and table settings, to wedding gifts at the end of the evening need careful consideration.

Caterers, drinks, DJ hire, it all adds up, and can send the cost spiraling out of control if you’re not careful to stick to a budget.

But that’s where we can help. Based on an average guest list of 100 people, we’ve put together a list of exactly what it takes to put on a wedding.

For a truly unique wedding venue in London, Selhurst Park makes a glamorous, exciting and completely original setting.

The Price

Putting on a wedding, regardless of the budget, will never be ‘cheap’. Here are some of the costs you an expect:

  • Venue hire: £8,340 (for the gold package at Selhurst Park, enjoy the wedding and reception in one venue)
  • Buffet selection: £1,554
  • Hiring a vicar: £486 (minimum)
  • Alcohol: 4-6 small bottles of beer per person (£5 for a 6 pack) & 1 bottle of wine per person (£5 per bottle) & 1 bottle of spirits between 3 (£12 per bottle): So: £1,400
  • DJ: £300
  • Total: £12,080

Don’t forget this is just on the day costs, you’ll still need to factor in things like invitations, photographers and the small matter of outfits!

Portion control – how much is enough?

Each person will eat and drink roughly:

  • 4-6 beers
  • 1 bottle of wine
  • 1/3 of a bottle of spirits
  • Each person will eat roughly
  • 1.5 sandwiches/main dishes
  • 1.5 side dishes
  • 6 appetisers (if before a meal)
  • 12 appetisers (if no meal)
  • 1.5 portions of cake
  • 3 scoops of ice cream