Post # 1
I’m curious to see how much everybody is investing into their weddings and what the breakdown looks like.
I’m looking at around 2600 for the ceremony/reception venue and 3000 for the photographer. We’re expecting around 80 guests. I haven’t booked anything else, yet!
Post # 3
Venue/tables: $2000 ($1000 refundable)
Cake: Free by friend
Ceremony music: Free by friend
Haven’t booked Hair/Makeup yet but around $550
I can’t remember what else, but that’s what i have so far! Our wedding is next October, budget around $10-12,000
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish
Not quite sure the last time I check I’m at about 2,000 dollars.
Post # 5
For about 80 guests (about 110 invited), we spent approximately:
Venue (ceremony/reception): $1000
Music (ceremony only; pandora radio used for reception): $400
Alcohol (wine/champagne and beer; no liquor): $500
Rentals (tables, chairs, linens etc): $800
DIYs (decor, table #s, card box, candles, seating chart, wedding hanger etc): $400
Ketubah (including framing): $450
Wedding bands (not including engagement ring): $1000
Bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts: $100
Including wedding bands, we spent about $12,500 total
Post # 6
I forgot to mention my budget: 16k
I’m going to have to ask you guys for lots of tips. I thought I was a frugalista before I started this whole wedding planning and now I feel like I’m in over my head with keeping things within my budget.
Post # 7
A guest list of 300ppl
Venue (ceremony/reception): $35,000
And that’s just the beginning
Post # 8
For about 175 guests we are spending
Venue (ceremony/reception): $1600
Photography: $500 (YAY for Friendors)
Dress: $350 and then $590 for reception dress (still needs to be altered)
Music working on this still
Officiant: Free (family member)
Flowers: $600 (DIY fresh flowers from costco
Alcohol Cash bar or limited still figuring it out
Cake: $230 (Fi keeps on adding more to the order so I wont be surprised for that number to go up) For 200 cupcakes and a small cutting cake.
Hair/makeup: $600 For me and all 5 of my bridesmaids, my mom, and my 2 daughters hair!
Suit: Not sure yet
DIYs I am thinking some where around 600ish?
Wedding bands (not including engagement ring): $400 (Got a great deal)
Bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts: $200ish
I have also got a bunch of random things for free with Giveaways (Save the Dates, Garter, Words of Wisdom cards, and much much more!)