BYO Village Hall Wedding in Scotland

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Victoria and Alan were originally planning to marry in June. However after organising everything for a year, Victoria fell pregnant so decided to push back to October, after their son had been born.

The wedding took place in a village hall in central Fife, Scotland. “We’d originally planned a big castle wedding”, the bride began. “However once I fell pregnant and we pushed the day back, we decided to scale everything back and spend less. The last thing we wanted to do was worry about the costs. After all we now had a new born to look after! We ended up in a village hall having a BYOB (bring your own booze!) party.”

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“I’d say the theme was a bit vintage, rustic and inspired by the WW1 era”, she continued. “I looked online for ideas, searching for how they might have styled their weddings in 1914. We wanted to give our day a modern twist too though.”

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“The majority of the décor was DIY. We decorated jars, painted wine glasses, and used pallets. One of our biggest expenses was my dress. It was the most important part to me and was one thing I wanted to spend as much as I needed to on! The other big spend was catering. As we decided to have the day at our local town hall we were able to invite more people.”

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“My advice to other couples would be that although its classed as ‘the most important day of your life’, in the end its only one day“, she concluded. “Even if things go wrong it won’t matter as long as you have that marriage certificate at the end of it. Spend the day with everyone you love, have fun, and enjoy it whilst it lasts as it goes by so fast!”

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10 comments

  1. Lauren

    LOVE THIS! I’d love to know how people reacted to the BYOB? I suggested this to my husband to be and he thought I was being ridiculous… Even though he’s the first one to do the “bottle of vodka in a gift bag and just buy cokes” thing 🙈. Has anyone else done this, and how did you break it to your guests?

  2. Claire

    Love it! Especially all the little quirky chalkboards (the one in the ladies is fabulous, very nice touch) Cx

  3. Alan

    @ Lauren to be honest only 1 person out of 100 questioned that there wasn’t a bar.
    Everyone was happy at the money they saved not paying wedding bar prices and being Scotland there was very little drink left at the end of the night

  4. This is awesome guys, we’re Fifers currently in Nicaragua and about to elope in Austin. Big party in a hall in Scotland somewhere next year. Wishing you and your new family all the best!

  5. bobbie

    Oh my god i know this hall, well done i never imagined it could look like this. Beautiful pics

  6. Heather adamson

    Hello your wedding looks like the most amazing day ever! Just a quick question where about was your reception venue? I have been looking for a village hall but everything looks really old and yours looks perfect

  7. Victoria

    Hi, it’s the Victoria hall in coaltown of balgonie Fife. The crown was from Victoria florists in Kirkcaldy Fife xx

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