Is anyone else just floored by some people's budgets?

posted 1 year ago in Money
  • poll: What is the max you would spend on your wedding in total?
    < $5000 : (72 votes)
    12 %
    $5000-$10,000 : (123 votes)
    21 %
    $10,000-$15,000 : (109 votes)
    18 %
    $15,000-$25,000 : (109 votes)
    18 %
    $25,000-$35,000 : (97 votes)
    16 %
    $35,000-infinity because I'm rolling in it : (65 votes)
    11 %
    So much I don't even want to say/admit it : (12 votes)
    2 %
    So little I don't think I can have a wedding! haha : (7 votes)
    1 %
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    9251 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Are you watching Say Yes to the Dress right now?  This horrible woman was just like, “I think it will cost about half a million dollars.”  And then, “If he needs to get a second job, he will.”

    455 posts
    Helper bee

    people should spend what they can afford to … if they can afford a 30k plus wedding then good on them, but it doesnt mean it will be any nicer/better than a 5k wedding

    97 posts
    Worker bee

    @shrubfish09:  I think there are quite a few people who think like you.

    I would have loved to keep my budget to 10 or under, but where I live it simply is a hard thing to do. We’re near Boston, so prices for everything are high. 

    Sure, we could have gone to city hall and spent like a few grand on dinner for close friends and family, but I’m planning on this being a once in a lifetime thing (you know, just like everyone else getting married for the first time.) We’re fortunate enough that both sets of parents are able to help us, almost entirely. I’m my parents only daughter and FI is his parents last son to wed, so I think the event we have planned reflects the level of party everyone wanted and could afford, together.

    243 posts
    Helper bee

    @shrubfish09:  I totally agree.. I’m around the 6-8,000 mark and all I think every single day is, “Good god, what kind of amazing trip I could do with that type of money!” It’s just so freaking crazy. My fiance and I were talking and we both agreed that even if we were millionaires and we could have the biggest wedding in the world, we WOULD NEVER because I find it SO SO SO SO SOOOOO ridiculous to spend so much money on ONE night!!!

    538 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m aiming for 10-15k for the whole wedding. Even if i could afford to drop 10k for a dress, I wouldn’t!

    10364 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    The average wedding costs almost $30,000…average. WHich means that 50% of weddings cost more than that. So stopping the poll at $35,000 = rolling in it means that anything above the average = rolling in it to you?

    225 posts
    Helper bee

    I just try to keep in my mind that this is just a big party to celebrate mine and my FI’s beginning of our life together. That has definitely helped me remember not to spend lavishly on things that I don’t need. Since I’m a DIY/thrifty/budget bride it has been pretty simple for far. Our budget is 5k, but I’m hoping that it won’t even reach that number. *fingers crossed

    Today we officially have 4 months left! YAY! :)


    550 posts
    Busy bee

    @Cory_loves_this_girl:  I’m shooting for $3000  LOL  But we have budgeted for $5000.  It’s kind of been fun trying to keep to a tight budget.  I think I like getting a good deal :)   Don’t mind doing my research in order to get a good deal.

    If someone wants to pay so much for a wedding and they have the money I don’t see anything wrong with it.  It is shocking how much someone will pay for 1 day of their life.  But if you have the money more power to ya :)

    1852 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @crayfish:  lol yeah…i’m not doing anything super extravagant and my venue/caterer/bar is like 25k. things are just reallllllllllly expensive in this area.

    243 posts
    Helper bee

    @crayfish:  Gotta be careful with statistics. There is no reputable agency monitoring wedding costs and even if there were, there would be a lot of variation because a lot of people count or omit different items in their “wedding costs” when calculating how much they spent in total. Point is, don’t believe those averages because, chances are, they aren’t accurate.

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