Post # 1
whats you budget breakdown? How much is your wedding, whose paying for wedding and how old are you? Just curious!!
Both me and Fiance are 20yo and are paying for the wedding and honeymoon all ourselves. We are hoping for $20k all up but its getting closer to $25k. Heres the breakdown –
Wedding dress – $1700 (without alterations)
Reception room hire – $950
Ceremony chapel hire and decorations – $850
Bouquets – $410
Cake, Cupcakes and cake pops – $400
1st Photography – $2200
2nd Photography – $400
Wedding Bands (both) – $700
Celebrant – $350
Decorator – $830
Caterers – $2000
Engagement shoot – $170
Trash the dress wedding dress – $100
Car Hire (2 cars) – $1100
Thats all we have spent so far (not including little things like $6 cufflinks of ebay lol) and we have roughly $14000 of ideas yet to pay, book and organise
Post # 3
Wow that seems like a deal on the cake, cupcakes, and cake pops. I’m having trouble finding a place to make the cake I want for less than 500 and I only want the cake.
Post # 4
@LD333: she works from home so doesnt have the over head costs so that was great we are having a two tier cake, 50 cupcakes and 25 cakepops 🙂 I suggest looking at businesses like that (maybe search Facebook even)
Post # 5
Food and booze 9500
Dress and accessories 2100
Makeup free–barter with friend
Grooms attire 200
Marriage license 120ish
Random decor 350
Bridesmaid dresses 325
Groomsmen suits 320
Hair and nails??
Photographer 1700 (or so)
Bm gifts 70
I want to say that’s it, but I bet there’s more.
Post # 6
@Steph18: Thanks for the tip. How many guests are you having at the wedding?
Post # 7
@LD333: 50 guests, the cupcakes will be dessert. the top tier will be kept by Mr and I, bottome tier will be gifted to FIL’s and cake pops are part of our lolly buffet! Also if you do go through a small business if you have a bday or christmas or other occassion before your wedding buy a cake as a “tester” so you can see decoration skills and taste factor 🙂 I was lucky that she made me cake pops for free as a tester, also for a fair neasr my work one day (so i tried different flavours) and she is making my 21st cupcakes
Post # 8
@takemyhand: yep theres heaps on your list that i havent done yet lol but ive accounted for in the i know i will have to spend around about… haha. i have no idea for a drinks tab. 🙁
Post # 9
We were 31 (me) and 26. The total was about 22k, we didnt really set a hard budget, but I was just trying to do everything for as little as possible. Here’s the break down of how things ended up.
Post # 10
@Steph18: I feel tempted to go the cupcake route 🙂
Post # 11
@LD333: As you can see i wanted them all lol
Post # 12
@pinkshoes: Staionary 0% sorry just thought that was funny? was your dress included?
Post # 13
@pinkshoes: Where did you make that?
Post # 14
dress- $1,000 _parents paid
hall (including food and bar)-$6,000_ my parents paid for hall & his paid for bar
centerpieces and decor- $650_ we paid
hair &makeup-$150_we paid
cake & cupcakes-$150_we paid
marriage licenses-$40_we paid
dj-$500_my parents paid
me-20years old husband-24years old
friday wedding=cheaper. 140 guest.
Post # 15
I am 32 (in Sept), fi is 30 and are paying for the wedding and honeymoon all ourselves as well (as of this moment). Budget is around $4-5K (VERY tight budget). Heres the breakdown –
Wedding dress – $220 (with alterations)
Reception hall venue – $450 (roughly)
Ceremony – not sure yet?????
Bouquets/bouts/centerpieces /flower basket and petals and petals for tables- $250 (will go up as I need 4 more centerpieces, 4 more bouts and petals for tossing)
Cake $100-$120 (4 tiers)
Makeup/hair – $100
Photography – $220 (full coverage)…I know 🙂
Wedding Bands (both) – less than $50 🙂
Caterers – $1000-$1500 (depends on ho we go with)
Engagement shoot – free
Wedding Party bus- not sure yet??????
Favors – $20+ (so far)… will be another $100 or so
booze – 200 (hoping…but not sure about this number)
Paper – 100
Accessories (including shoes) – $50
Grooms attire $70 or so
Ring bearer and groomsman (our sons): not sure yet???
Officiant ???? (not sure yet)
Marriage license – not sure yet either LOL
Random decor – about $30 or so
Bridal Party gifts – so far: less than $20
Dj – 200
DOC/DOH (day of helper) – $100
Total so far: $3830
Post # 16
@Steph18: haha, yeah… stationary was like $50. Yup, my dress is included in apparel. It was only $250, and my husbands tux rental was free (mens warehouse, rent 5 – 3 groomsman, and our two dads, get 6th free)
@jumpthegun: I had my expenses all in excel, and then just charted it.