Couple Set Up GoFundMe To Pay For Their Wedding

Weddings are notoriously expensive affairs, with couples shelling out thousands upon thousands to have the perfect day.

Unsurprisingly, many newlyweds find themselves in heaps of debt as a result of their lavish nuptials.

In an effort to stave off the breadline, one loved up couple have reached out to the world wide web and asked strangers to help pay for their special day.

With bills coming out of their ears, Natalie Borg and Richard McMurray say they are struggling to make ends meet and are in dire straights.

Natalie and her fiance claim to have been working all hours and have even resorted to selling their belongings to pay for their wedding.

However, with just a few months to go until they are due to get hitched, they say they just aren't able to meet their repayments.

The couple say they are falling short of meeting their repayments and need help. Credit: GoFundMe
The couple say they are falling short of meeting their repayments and need help. Credit: GoFundMe

Posting on GoFundMe, has raised just £695 of their £4,500 target, which, by modern standards is a fairly tame amount - the average cost of a wedding in the UK last year was £30,355.

The post says: "We've done the math and are still short of (and running out of time!!!) to cover our outgoings for our planned wedding on Saturday 27th April 2019.

"Despite throwing all our wages at the wedding costs, selling our belongings and taking as many extra shifts at work as are available we are still falling short of our final bills.

"As we can't put off the wedding for another few months - (everything is booked) we are asking in lieu of any wedding gifts if you are able to please contribute anything to our costs for the day that would be amazing.

They claim to have resorted to selling their belongings to pay for the big day. Credit: GoFundMe
They claim to have resorted to selling their belongings to pay for the big day. Credit: GoFundMe

"Final payments we are are still trying to cover are mainly for the venue, photographer, cake and dress alterations.

"We have no honeymoon budget and not worrying about this just want to be able to cover our bills for the day so it can go ahead.

They then added: "Thank you you in advance to anyone able to help."

According to reports, they have manged to pay for their wedding rings, registry and favours, and have put some money towards the venue, as well as hair and make up.

If you want to help the cash-strapped couple raise the money they so desperately need to see their dream wedding become a reality, then you can visit their page here.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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