(Closed) WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t have a budget per say, we spent about $10k for 30 some guests.  Our photographer was almost half of that though.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We started with $45k for 200 people and now we are at $60k with 250 people. This doesn’t include the honeymoon or rings. I think I have been in shock during the entire process as to how much things really cost. Thank god for my parents who are helping us pay for this wedding.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are having a low budget wedding 🙁

Our budget is $5k but if we can go any lower that would be great. My fiance and I are paying for like 75% of the wedding. We are however planning on having like 100-250 guest Idk how we are going to do it. We are keeping everything local and my family is helping a little with dj, food, invitiations. We paid the hall ourselves and we asked my cousin who has a car club to let us borrow some vintage cars.

Post # 6
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392 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our budget was orginally 12k fro 200 guests but we’ll never make it without going over.  We are paying for the whole thing ourselves so we’ll prolly start saving more per week and see where it gets us.  We’re each saving $50/week now.  We will most likely double that sometime soon.

Post # 7
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194 posts
Blushing bee

I started at 10K for 100 people and now I’m at 15K for 150 people. Luckily, some of our parents are helping out so we’re only going to spend about 6K.

Post # 8
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928 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our budget is $30k for about 200 but we are already going over with just the big things like venue, caterer, dress/veil, florist and then added in the other costs. Weddings were a lot more than I expected, especially if you want a nice one for a lot of people in the city. I also thought that the vendors would be a lot less expensive and open to negotiations in this economy but the only luck was the florist. My champagne wedding on a beer budget is really being streched! So blessed parents are paying!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

i’m hoping have $15k saved up for about 200 people without parental contribution. if they want to gift us money we’ll accept but we’re not asking them for help.

Post # 10
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1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We started with $13k for 200 guests, but we’re now at $15k for 250 and the amount keeps going up.  This is without the dress and honeymoon.  So total, will most likely be $20k once everything is accounted for, hopefully we come under that.   

Post # 11
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hahaha – my name tells it all. Our budget was set at 15k for 200 people which meant I’ve had to be very creative and do lots and lots of DIY and think outside the box. I’m now over by about 3k and we’re still 9 months from the wedding day.

My parents have been hinting lately that they have some savings if we need it but they are close to retirement age and wouldn’t think of taking anything from them. FI’s parents are no way in a position to contribute anything (and that’s fine).

I have saved us a lot of money here and there. I’m hoping our final cost will stay under 20k – not gonna say it’ll happen but I’m hoping.

Post # 12
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776 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ours was $35K for 130 guests now its more like $47 and 150 guests. Yikes, I too was shocked at how much things can cost!

Post # 13
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having a small wedding and right now, we’re at $22k w/o honeymoon or rings but that includes a $9k rental for the week which is more of a family vacation than just the wedding but we’d never rent a beach house for so much $$$ if we weren’t getting married there. 

Post # 14
Member
286 posts
Helper bee

Our budget will be about 5-8K…but we will get the reception hall for free, church for free, music for free, my grandparents will be paying for my wedding dress and possibly reception…So, we are just paying for the rehersal dinner, his tux, son’s tux,decorations, and honeymoon….!  

Post # 15
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19 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

$16,000 for 60. parents are contributing $8,000 each. most of the money is going towards food and alcohol. we’re having an out-of-towners’ dinner the night before the wedding and most of our guests are out of towners.

Post # 16
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our budget is $5k.  We’re having a small ceremony (about 30 people) and then a cocktail reception for 80 people.  Needless to say, I’m doing a ton of DIY.  If you’re not too worried about your flowers you can save a lot there.  I’m doing parasols instead of bouquets for the bridal party and then for centerpieces I’m buying bulk flowers at Costco and having some friends help me with simple arrangements.  Saved thousands 🙂

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