How much did u think u would spend vs how much u have actually spent on wedding

posted 2 years ago in Logistics
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

I really thought we’d spend about $10,000. We’ve spent $30,000. I still can’t believe the wedding is as expensive as it turned out to be. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

When we got engaged I thought we would spend around 35 grand. We are currently at almost 50 grand, not including the honeymoon. Definately more than I wanted to spend, I underestimated how much things would cost. And that’s for 370 people. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I came up with a 13000 budget for my 50 person wedding and my actual costs are now at 20000.  I was a little surprised at how expensive it was and how much I underestimated!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

We started off thinking that anything more than 10k was just decadently gross. We ended up spending about 17k :/ No regrets though, it was an absolutely magical weekend. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Before I started planning, I wanted to keep it under 10K. Once the realities set in (and 100 extra guests later), 25K. We ended up spending around 21K, so I still consider us going under budget.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Wow. This is worrying me a bit. We’re spending £2,500 on venue hire and have still got to sort casual afternoon caterering, photographer and small church fees. My dress was only £250 at a sample sale clearance and I’m hoping to DIY most of the decorations with the help of my in-laws.<br />We’re not having a fancy honeymoon at the moment (going to do something small and then go for a big holiday a bit later so we can save a bit – at the moment, we may change our minds). I was hoping not to spend more than £5,000. Now I’m a bit worried as going over seems to be so common. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I did a destination wedding and thought I would spend around $10k. It was $17k including the trip – grrrr!

Post # 9
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725 posts
Busy bee

We wanted to spend about $24k but we’re gonna be upwards of $30k 

Post # 10
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I had always wanted to be low budget so that we wouldn’t blow all of our money and I lowballed a $2000 wedding thinking that DIY and smart spending would be in my favour – my reality check came when my photographer and caterer combined are about $2500. So we are now having a $4000 wedding with a $5000 cap. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Holy shit you guys! Our upper budget limit was $10,000, I hoped to keep it around $7,000. The final cost was about $10,000 (excluding some reusable things, like hub’s suit and alterations for it). I guess it is a good thing I was really hard on us and constantly being the one who said, “no, we don’t need that” or undoubtedly it looks like the trend is going way over budget!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

I figured about $10k, but it ended up being $20k.
However, a lot of things were paid for from the wedding budget which I did not think were necessary (food for everyone for the week for our destination wedding, for example). I think we would have been much closer to the goal if it hadn’t been for items like that.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

To ohnatto: it wasn’t a matter of going over budget for us. I figured $10k before I even started looking at costs. Our parents gave us a $20k budget and we stayed within it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

When we first started planning our wedding we thought it would cost $6,000 – $8,000. Our wedding is in 6 days at we will be around $11,000 for our 25 person wedding.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Missjan2015:  

Our budget was 8K… we’re still planning but realistically we’re going to be 10-11K which isn’t that bad, but more than we wanted to spend. Not including honeymoon which I would like 2-3K for.

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