(Closed) How much is your wedding going to cost?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much is your wedding going to cost in total?
    less than $5000 : (8 votes)
    5 %
    $5000-10 000 : (27 votes)
    17 %
    $10 000 -20 000 : (39 votes)
    25 %
    $20 000 - 30 000 : (36 votes)
    23 %
    $30 000 - 40 000 : (21 votes)
    13 %
    more than $40 000 : (26 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    So effing much. Srsly. Don’t know how we got here. I think we’ll end up somewhere in the neighborhood of $45k. Ouch.

    Post # 4
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    $6000 for caterer and rentals

    $1500 for band

    $1000 for flowers

    $2000 for venue space

    $500 for cake

    So a little over $10,000 total, if you only want day-of expenses.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We are estimating $22,000 for the wedding but that does not include my dress, his tux, rings, transportation and gifts. That’s all going to be maybe an addiitonal 4-5,000

    Post # 7
    Member
    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Without rings and honeymoon we are under $10K

    Post # 8
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    2226 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Our original budget (basically, what the parents are paying for) was $15k.  I think right now we’re nearing $30k.  I think that includes the honeymoon though.  So, if you don’t include that, we’re at about $25k. 

    I’m embarrassed to share that with most people!  It seems crazy to spend SOOOO much money on one DAY!  I’m very excited and so incredibly grateful that our parents have been so generous. But, I would have been happy with a lovely trip to exchange our vows, and then take the rest of the cash and put it toward a house.

    Post # 9
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    yeah…I dont want to post the actual number (I voted in your poll)  but when I added everything after the fact in Excel, we were surprised to say the least.  We didnt go into debt or anything, it was all paid for up front (we had VERY generous parents and both of us have a good amount in savings.)  However in retrospect, I wouldnt have changed a thing, it was perfect for us.  If you’re looking for a number for comparison, feel free to PM me

    Post # 10
    Member
    472 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Around $9k total for everything for a wedding of about 95 people.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Around $16K for 175 people.  The catering is what is killing us.

    Post # 12
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    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Oh boy cant wait until we are done paying for the wedding so we can actually have money to spend;

    Food and venue: $9000

    Dj: $550

    limo:$550

    photographer:$1700

    Honeymoon: $3500

    Dress: $1000

    Florist: $850

     

    Post # 13
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    What has gotten us is the cost of the little things that you don’t factor in.  We spent almost 8,000 just on the little items like guest sign-in books, gifts for shower hosts/bridal party, stamps (were 1,000 ouch), alterations, other outfits for showers/rehearsal dinners, thank you cards, pens, etc.  We stayed within our budget but it seems crazy to spend so much money!  Without the honeymoon and rings we are at 28,000 for wedding and 5,000 for Rehearsal dinner.  Wedding is 240 guests and RD is 80.  This also does not include my wedding dress as I already had it, just had to alter it.

    Post # 14
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @vintage- your stamps were $1000!?  What on earth were you mailing?

    (Not criticizing, I’m just confused…)

    Post # 15
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    1752 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think our goal was about 15K, but we are closer to 18K.  That does not include honeymoon, but does include rings, dress, ceremony, reception, tips, taxes, invites, all paper DIY…  That’s for around 160 people.  We could have more show up.. but it wouldn’t increase too significantly.

    Post # 16
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    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Originally we were aiming for about 8k but it seems like its making its way to about 10k and my frugal side is having a heart attack. I am however doing everything in my power to keep the number from touching the 10k mark. 

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