California wedding budget vs. dream glam wedding

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did you spend/ are budgeting to get a glam wedding? + What item did you splurge on (pics!)
    $15,000 - $20,000 : (6 votes)
    32 %
    $20,000 - $30,000 : (3 votes)
    16 %
    $30,000 - $50,000 : (4 votes)
    21 %
    more than $50,000 : (6 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My bigger concern would be is to wait at least till the 5 yr mark for a renewal, never heard of a do over unless its the 2nd marriage

     

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @amethystJCM:  our budget was $12 000

    We We spent aporox. $16 500

    Our venue was $11 000 tax and tip included, rounding to the nearest thousand (it was a bit less then this). (cocktails, 4 course meal, midnight buffet snacks, linen, ceremony space, tables, nice chairs, cake cutting service, 7 hour premium open bar and a hotel suite for our wedding night was all included)…110 guest…98 of them adults over 19 that ciuld drink (or non vendors).

    Decor-umm I think I spent 600 for everything plus $150 for lighting all tax included. = $750. I was able to recover money by selling things. Made about $400 back so far for decor. 

    Unnecessary purchase…..it was all good I think…even the lighting was necessary! I think I could gave spent more on flowers, not a flower person…but I spent less then $250…if I doubled i to $500 I woukd of had more then I needed because I bought wholesale and did it myself…also bought big blooms so i didn’t need so much for my clean centerpeices. Maybe I would have gave my bridesmaids bigger bouquets.

     

     

     

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @amethystJCM:  I live in Toronto but I hope I answered your questions..

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    As fellow so-cal bride  Our biggest splurge is definitely our venue/caterer (If you booked the venue, you had to have the caterer, but their food is amazing and they have great reviews, so we were ok with that lol) between the two of them it is around 20k.  Everything else should (hopefully) come out around 10k.  I’m cutting things where I need to (example, we’re doing centerpieces, but i’m going to use all bridal bouquets as decorations for dessert table, present table, ect instead of getting more floral bouquets.  We aren’t going to have favors but will do a photo booth.  Things definitely add up fast and I’m not very creative and my family doesn’t live close so the whole DIY thing would be a disaster for me. 😉

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @amethystJCM:  I don’t really have a theme.  Our wedding is in an outdoor garden, so I would love to have a whimsical/romantic feel for it.  The wedding colors are fuchsia, cobalt blue, and white.  Our centerpieces are going to be in square vases with a blue ribbon wrapped around it and white hydrangeas and fuchsia roses (which matches my bouquet)

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