My wife and I have been saving for four years and had to be pretty frugal most of the time. Instead of going on normal holidays, we go and visit relatives and stay with them. I started making my own beer as the prices at the pub are now ridiculous. My wife even took a basic mechanic course and now services her own car. We asked for cash instead of gifts when we got married as we currently live in a furnished rental so have no need / space for anything else. We actually have enough for a deposit now but we've decided not to buy at the moment. The interest on our savings currently covers about a third of our rent, despite the current low rates.