Over the years Als events and weddings have had the pleasure of being part of two DIY weddings.

The first was a couple from Birmingham who had their heart set on being married at The MacDonald Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch. The couple had chosen this stunning location for their wedding as they enjoyed hillwalking and had visited this area on numerous occasions.

Unfortunately, the couple’s plans were quashed when The MacDonald Hotel quoted in excess of £15000 to host the wedding, which was way outside of their budget.

Disappointed, the couple decided to go the local pub for a drink and while they were there, got talking to the bar owner and explained their predicament.

The bar manager was extremely helpful and suggested that they have their wedding in the pub and then have the reception in The MacDonald.

He explained that they could close the bar for the day and erect a marquee at the rear for the ceremony and drinks reception and that he would also organise the catering for the wedding.

After the meal and drinks reception, the wedding party walked the short distance to The MacDonald Hotel where Al had set up for the wedding disco.

The couple were delighted at how much money they had saved by organising their own wedding and were thrilled that the reduction in cost allowed them to provide transport and accommodation for their friends and family travelling up from Birmingham.

In the end, the couple spent £5000 on their wedding and still got to have it in their chosen location and venue. They were delighted with their wedding day and especially the service they received by Als events and weddings

Have you ever considered a DIY wedding?