How much is your wedding costing you?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much did you spend?
    $1k-5k : (53 votes)
    16 %
    6k-10k : (42 votes)
    13 %
    11k-16k : (64 votes)
    20 %
    17k-22k : (45 votes)
    14 %
    23k-28k : (33 votes)
    10 %
    30+ : (32 votes)
    10 %
    40+ : (22 votes)
    7 %
    50+ : (9 votes)
    3 %
    60+ : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @oxstardust421xo:  Not over $13,500.  That’s it, final!  Right now our budget comes in at $12,600, but I tend to over budget so I get the nice surprise of things coming in under budget!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @oxstardust421xo:  If you add a poll, you may get more answers because people can answer anonymously. 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    As of now our wedding will be 7,500-8k….for everything! Pretty excited….course this is just from quotes! so we will have to see if that keeps up….we have 9,500 budgeted for it!

    Post # 6
    Member
    346 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Wow, I wish I was within these ranges. Ugh, stupid Bay area is so expensive.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    About $30 per groomsmen as gifts (mom bought BM gifts), gifts for parents, then maybe a few odds and ends at Michaels or Hobby Lobby ($25). We bought our rings which cost about $1,500 for my ering, band and his band. We are also paying for the honeymoon which will come out to about $4,500. 

     

     

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    552 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Our absoloute max is $15000, but right now my budget is sitting at about $13,500 with 250 guests. I’m hoping it will be more like 200 guests, which would bring it down a bit more. That includes everything for the ceremony and receoption, rings, my dress, shoes, veil, FI’s tuxedo rental, etc.

    My parents have said they will pay for half of everything, and my FI’s parents have said they will cover the catering costs for their guests, so that will leave FI and I with around $3750 to cover ourselves. We are both very grateful! We could afford to pay for it all ourselves without a huge struggle, but now we will be able to save that money for our future, which is what our parents want.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1888 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @bapbap:  I understand, we’re in LA and staying within our budget is taking an act of heaven and hell and anything in between.  My advice if you’re looking to save money is to look further afield, and get creative with veneues (since they chew up most of the budget).  We live in LA but in order to find a good venue for a good price we’re looking an hour outside of LA.  It takes lots of legwork (whatever did people do before the Internet?), but it can be done.

    Post # 10
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    JUST the wedding cost us 4K (we had a luncheon with 42 people), the honeymoon cost us about 4K.

    We received the rehearsal dinner and my dress as gifts!

    Post # 12
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Our wedding cost us $20,000.  That pretty much includes everything minus our honeymoon, which was gifted to us by my parents.  

     

    @renwoman:  We live in LA as well and noticed how freaking expensive everything was!  We did a ton of research and managed to find an amazing venue in Huntington Beach that perfectly fit our budget. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    102 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Our wedding is costing my fiance and I 63k. Our parents are covering the rest.

    Post # 15
    Member
    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My parents have given us a budget of $20,000 and everything we spend over that is up to us. We will be paying for the honeymoon ourselves which will be about $2K and have budgeted to spend about $2K more on wedding stuff if we need to. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    1101 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Just FI and I? We are kicking in about $3,000, my family is very graciously providing the other $7,500.  

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