- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@sailor: Great ideas.
Here are our estimated stats so far for our $5K budget wedding.
Venue: beach house for ceremony and reception $2800 (includes 8 day rental of beach house plus wedding fees and cleaning fees; we went over on this but it does include a week at the beach for our bridal party)
Rentals: tables and chairs for 50 guests $230 (includes delivery & pick up)
Food: BBQ dinner $600 (3 main dishes and two sides)
Chafing dishes: found kits at party store and walmart (2 kits = 6 trays with butane) $70
Drinks: beer, wine, and liquor plus bottled water, tea, and lemonade $300
Paper Products: linens, napkins, tablecloths, plates, cups, and silverware $100
Photography: $500 for four hours and disc of images with all rights to reproduce
Music: Spotify $40 for subscription (going to do a trial soon to check out the variety and make sure it will work for us)
Flowers: $100 I haven’t decided if I am ordering hydrangeas from Sam’s Club or ordering silks from afloral.com
Centerpieces: less than $100; found silver pails for 79 cents at Ikea (filling with hydrangea); ordering a bag of white shells and sugar starfish for $40; tealights for $20
Cake: $80 we are planning to order 3 regular cakes from Publix at $25 each (red velvet, raspberry elegance, and chocolate ganache); we have also considered ordering just the red velvet cake for us to cut along with four dozen “party” cupcakes which are are $10-12 a dozen
Rings: $80 ($40 for a braided gold band for me and $40 for a black and red ceramic band for him)
Attire: I am ordering a replica from Dressilyme for under $300 and he is having a custom white linen suit made for under $100.
Makeup, hair and nails: I am doing my own makeup. I am hoping my mom will cover hair and nails as a gift since we’re going together. If not, I plan for an additional $100 for hair and nails since I plan for an updo and a basic manicure/pedicure.