OK, I have a grand estimate of $6,401. We are leaving for the trip in one week! It’s an 11 day/10 night road trip to Canada. I may have guessed a little low for the food. I want to experience some nice dinners, but it’s hard to say since we won’t really know where we are eating.
Food (not in package) – we get some meals included in our elopement package but I calculated that we’ll need 7 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 9 dinners.
Attire – includes my dress, alterations, shoes, jewelry, FI’s suit, shirt tie, etc and his ring. I’m not going with a wedding band, just reusing my e-ring since it’s such a wide band already.
Photography – I bought engagements here in our state but we haven’t used her yet (I cancelled a wedding we did have planned, but we still have to use or for something unless we’ll be out $300). We’ll probably just do lifestyle shots or family shots since we’ll already be married when we get to use her! Then I hired a Calgary photographer for 3 hours to shoot for the wedding day.
Ceremony – this includes the marriage license for British Columbia and the officiant’s fee
Details – this is the value of the details part of the elopement package (wedding coordintator, dinner, breakfasts, bouquet, boutonneire, chapmagne, officiant arrangement, chairs for two winesses, wedding gift, use of Viewpoint).
Lodging – this is for 10 nights. 2 nights are in the upscale lodge where the elopement will take place; 5-6 nights will be camping, and 1-2 nights will be in other hotels. We’ll be moving around to new places. I am picking campgrounds with showers! We are campers so this does not bother us. FI said we’ll get tired of staying in fancy places every night. LOL
Gas – I guessed 2400 miles at $4.50 a gallon.
Extras – getting my hair done, and we are buying two annual park passes since the lodge is in a national park and we’ll be seeing several parks during this trip.