POLL: What is the PER PERSON cost of your wedding??

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: What do you get when you divide your TOTAL wedding budget by your expected number of guests?
    below $100 : (37 votes)
    20 %
    $100-150 : (45 votes)
    24 %
    $150-200 : (21 votes)
    11 %
    $200-250 : (19 votes)
    10 %
    $250-300 : (15 votes)
    8 %
    $300-350 : (12 votes)
    6 %
    $350-400 : (8 votes)
    4 %
    $400-450 : (6 votes)
    3 %
    $450+ : (22 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    cestvrai:  Are wedding rings and honeymoons included?

    Post # 3
    Member
    6882 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    $246.14 per person here

    Post # 5
    Member
    5432 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

    $200 per person – I’ve never really thought about it this way so that kind of surprised me aha

    Post # 6
    Member
    4641 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Ours will work out to be about $300/ per person, we cut a cheque to the venue after the reception though so it could be give or take a few dollars.

    I estimated the cost based on rough calculations, unfortunately we haven’t budgeted a dollar amount or added up anything that we’ve spent.. I could be off, but not by much.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1180 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m thinking we’ll be spending about $350 per person. 

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Ours is a little funky.. we are inviting 114 people, and because we are doing everything ourselves, we are purchasing enough of everything for 100 guests [linens, plates, cups, favors, ect]. We wanted to make sure we have enough for everyone in the event that everyone does rsvp yes. Going by this, it would be around $140 a person.

    However, since many of our guests are from 3000+ miles away, we only expect around 60 to show, which brings the cost up to about $233 per person.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    cestvrai:  somewhere between 250 and 300, depending on how many people actually come.  It is rather scary to think about it this way!!!

    Post # 10
    Member
    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    Mine was $375, which is kinda crazy but not as bas as I thought it would be.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1099 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    So I just figured mine just to see what it would be and I got $500 per guest for 50 people (kind of took my breath away to be honest lol!) and here’s why. I included our airfare in my total and the package we are going with includes 2 night accomodations for 20 of our guests. I did not include my bridal set b/c they are already paid off. So mine may be a bit skewed and there may also be more guests than just 50 so that cost may be different later on b/c it is a destination wedding.

    Post # 12
    Member
    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    cestvrai:  Total budget with rings is around 42k. We’re having 60 guests to the full day, and another 30 to the evening only. If I divide by the full 90 it comes to about 460 pp but that’s not very accurate as 1/3 of those people won’t be eating the canapés or meal or having the drinks included during the day. 

    Post # 13
    Member
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    $15k budget, 153 invited, 105 rsvped yes, 92 showed up. So… between $98-$163 per person depending on how you count people. I paid for 105 plates, so we’ll say $142/pp

    My total budget included wedding rings and rehearsal/dinner, but did NOT include e-ring or honeymoon.

    Post # 14
    Member
    957 posts
    Busy bee

    I got about $235. This includes the honeymoon as well. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    My wedding’s history (a year back), but we had invited 80 people. 65 RSVPed. 55 actually showed up. Going with the 65 figure — including our rings, and everything but our Honeymoon — it works out to about $75/per person. $30 of that per person was the food/open bar/chair covers, though.

    My wedding was $5k. We had some freebies tossed in that certainly helped, but we would’ve worked out other inexpensive solutions if it hadn’t. I live in the Midwest.

    Factoring in my Honeymoon as well, $107 per person.

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