Photos of 50-75K budget weddings?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The thing is, 50-75k may not be a huge budget in some areas.  My wedding was what people on this site would call “big budget,” but in my area, it was completely average.  It was a nice, formal event, but it wasn’t extravagant or luxurious at all.  75k in New York City is a whole lot different than 75K in Pocatello, Idaho.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

abbie017:  +1.

CKing212:  How far your budget will go largely depends on the area you live in. Our wedding would be considered to be getting up towards ‘big budget’ ($36k without rings and honeymoon/$48k with) especially for the size (60 day guests; 90 evening guests). It is not going to be extravagent by any means: we have barely any money being spent on decor (about $1100 on flowers, and that’s pretty much it), we’re not paying much in venue hire fees, we’re not having an open bar, we have a fairly average-sized, simple cake, etc. Most of our budget (around $16k) has gone on food and drink.

If we were to have a really lavish, large wedding, where we live we’d likely be looking at spending 3 times what we have; so, over $100k.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

CKing212:  what area are you in? My wedding was in that range or maybe a bit above but for my area it’s definitely not a “big budget wedding.”

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

My wedding will be well above that as that range is “average” here, so I doubt photos in that range from weddings here would be much help to you at all.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

gelaine22:  Same! It definitely makes a huge difference where you are located!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

CKing212:  that’s def big budget where i’m from 😉 we’re about 120 guests at $11,000!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

CKing212:  I don’t think Pittsburgh is a particularly expensive place, so that should be quite doable. I had a beautiful hotel wedding in Southern California for that price (120 people), so I think you will have a very nice event.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

CKing212:  We are having our wedding in Philadelphia. I currently spend a ton of time in Pittsburgh, though. If the prices of everything else in Pittsburgh is any indication, the cost of a Pittsburgh wedding will be dramatically lower than other big cities. I’d say you have a pretty enormous budget for Pittsburgh, but I’m sort of just guessing. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

That seems like a huge budget for your area/venue/number of guests. If after tax and gratuity your food comes to $18000 for 90 people, that leaves you with $32000-$57000 for ceremony, music, decor, etc.. If you *can’t* make a wedding glamerous with that budget in Pittsburgh, you’re not shopping efficiently.

Average household income in Pittsburgh is $28,588 according to wikipedia, compared to the natioanl average household income of $50,054, for some perspective.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it really depends on the number of guests.  A $50k wedding for 300 is very different than a $50k wedding for 100.

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