(Closed) Am I missing something?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Bigger budget than me, but I think you shouldn’t worry.  Definitely anticipate some cost differences.  Etiquette says that you’re supposed to pay for the groosmens tux’s.  Do you have a wedding dress picked out and the estimated cost of alterations (David’s Bridal charges alot for alterations)?

Post # 4
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@beekiss2 I have nver heard of paying for the groomsman’s tux’s.  Is that a regional thing?

The only thing I did notice missing might be transportation.  It looks like you got a good deal on lots of things.  The photographer is a great price!  Your budget is larger than mine. 

I also find that it is sometimes better not to tell people your budget.  This way no way can judge!

Post # 6
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Your budget and number of guests are right in line with mine. I’ve planned 50 different ways (I really should be a wedding planner) and ended up with almost the exact same price everytime. That’s even changing venues and everything. Don’t stress over it, I’m sure it will be wonderful.

Post # 7
988 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The only thing I think you probably might go over is in apparel and accesories/beauty. Everything elses seems right on target since our wedding was around $20,000 and we had double your guests. And I agree with the above poster the less details you share with people the better, everyone will always have a comment one way or another!

Post # 8
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@beekiss2: I’ve never heard of having to pay for the groomsmen’s tuxes. The BMs pay for their own dresses, and as far as I’ve ever known so do the groomsmen.


Post # 9
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

you budget is bigger than mine and i have more than double the number of guests u have… who cares what people think.. i wouldnt tell them what the budget is  just to save myself the earache. alot of people do think a classy wedding has to cost a fortune.. but it doesnt.

Post # 11
140 posts
Blushing bee

some misc items that you may want to budget for:

– stationary items like thank you cards, wedding program, menu cards, escort cards

– i assume you are not doing favors? 

– even if you are re-using the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets as centerpieces, do you have the glassware or are you just going to stand them on the table? 

– wedding bands

– hotel costs (if applicable)

– does your catering fee include linen, chair, silverware/glassware rental? 

Post # 13
4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think a real simple way to get them to stop being nosey about the budget would be to tell them that it really depends on how much they’re contributing to it.

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