Planning your wedding
Create a wedding budget
You should start planning your big day by creating a budget. With the average cost of a UK wedding being around £22,000, it's a good idea to do your sums first.
Think about how much you have and how much you want to spend:
Do you already have some money set aside?
Will either of your families be contributing?
Do you need to start saving?
You can use our budget calculator to see what you can afford.
Set a wedding savings goal
Could our Savings Builder help you?
Thinking about a loan?
Look at our wedding loans
Legal things to think about
Give notice to marry
Make a will
Change your name
Transfers of assets between partners are treated as taking place at no gain or loss for Capital Gains Tax purposes, effectively meaning no UK tax is payable at that point.
The Marriage Allowance may also be available, which would allow one partner to transfer some of their Personal Allowance to the other, potentially saving them tax.
If one partner was born before 6 April 1935 the Married Couples Allowance may apply instead.
You'll need to tell:
Credit card provider
Any companies you have shares in
You'll also need to update your passport and driving licence.