- 3 years ago
Boyfriend and I are seeing how much money we have at the end of the year to possibily get married next year.
We are Asian, so having an Asian wedding. I am not sure what the cost of the actual ceremony will be since it will be a tea ceremony. Maybe the cost of feeding everyone lunch…
This is what I have estimated for the cost of reception. Most likely, we are going with Asian vendors/wedding planners, so a tad cheaper than western I believe.
We will be having about 300 people, he has a big big family…
For the Asians out there, is it okay to assume 1/4 of your guests will give a red envelope of $200? My BF said a lot of times, people make more money back!!
Has anyone used the wedding planners like Loveliness and S&V in San Francisco? How much did it cost? Or can anyone give me a breakdown of what your Asian wedding cost? Was your experience with them good?
Jewelry will be provided for free(Asian tradition to give out Jewelry during tea ceremony) and his dad owns a Jewelry store and already have a diamond picked out and saved.
Am I missing anything? Or under pricing anything?
cost of tables total for 300 people at 500 per table = 15,000
tip and tax ( 23% total) = 4000 (so expensive!)
<br />photography/videography $2500(not looking for super posed pictures, more kodak moment stuff)
<br />clothing = $1000 (renting wedding dress for $250 and 3 gowns at $75 each) I am thinking about going back to China to get dresses and attend cousin’s wedding but… the pollution is going to be soo bad =[
<br />cake = $300
<br />invitation = $300(will probably ship overseas, thats what his family usually does)
<br />liquor = $2000 (about 50 a bottle for Remy or something similiar and 20 for corkage fee) The corkage fee is from Koi Palace’s website, I am not sure if its indicative of what resturants usually charge. But I have not decided on a resturant yet.
<br />entertainment(audio system rental/karoke) = $300
dj = 1000 (does anyone know if Chinese resturants usually provide the MC or Dj? Just looking for someone to press play and set up audio equipement, etc)
<br />flowers = $1000, for corsages, boutineers, and 1 bouquet
<br />centerpieces = 1500 (not sure about how to price this…)
<br />chair decoration rentals = 1000
makeup = 1000? (cannot really find pricing for whole day makeup)
So total would be about 30,000
Geez… hope I get some red envelopes!