POLL: What's your budget?

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is/was your wedding budget?
    $0-5000 : (24 votes)
    12 %
    $5000-10000 : (31 votes)
    16 %
    $10000-20000 : (56 votes)
    28 %
    $20000-40000 : (62 votes)
    31 %
    $40000-60000 : (11 votes)
    6 %
    $60000-80000 : (6 votes)
    3 %
    $80000-100000 : (2 votes)
    1 %
    $100000 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    More than $100000 I'm super rich and famous!!!!!! : (5 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    dress was from ebay for twenty quid. biggest extravagance will be the car insurance we are saving up for. haha its a buuuuuuudget wedding fo’ sho’

    Post # 4
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    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Our biggest cost is probably food and drink – my father (who is paying) wanted a premium open bar, so that drove up the cost. We’re also hosting the rehearsal dinner. Honestly, food and drink in general is a huge portion of the budget.

     I think by the end we’ll have spent around 60,000 or so. Which is alarming because I do not think we are having an especially extravagant wedding. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    We live in a cheap area and we are very lucky! We both have some inheritance from grandparents so we will have a 30k budget despite being poor students 

    Post # 6
    Member
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Our max budget was 6k. I think we’re sitting at around $5500 though. Our biggest expenses were the venue ($1200, I think,) and the catering (just over $1100.)

    Post # 7
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    CaroBee:  

    Its lovely if you can do it. We just don’t have the money and neither do our families so we are choosing the marriage and living without the party. Sounds like it will be a grand event though! Congrats!

    Post # 8
    Member
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    MrsSpagan:  

    Yeah, with it being a registry with only close family and my best mate, it has been easy to keep it cheap n cheerful 

    Post # 9
    Member
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I could have a more expensive wedding if I chose, I am lucky that dad is contributing and he is very well off, but I don’t want to waste his money on extravagance for one day.  I want the genuine feelings and emotions of the day to come through, not pomp and ceremony.  I am hoping our budget will come under $25000AU for approx 130 guests at a weekend “school camp” wedding which includes accomodation for 80 guests and breakfast on the Sunday morning.  The things I am “splurging on” is photography and my dress (I will have a nice dress for ceremony and formal reception only and be selling it afterwards) and the suits (FI can wear his again) things I am cutting out is videographer, cars, dj (friends are club djs) celebrant (cousin is a celebrant) 

    I am hoping to buy second hand decorations and sell them again afterwards.  I don’t believe in wasting huge sums of money for what ends up being one day.

    Post # 11
    Member
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Christmas Tree Farm

    Our wedding cost $3K. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    The wedding cost about $15k. Originally we were going for $10k, but when my mother (who paid) and I started doing the research and meeting with people, we realized we needed to up it in order to get what we wanted.

    I definitely wanted it cheaper and much smaller. Really, I would have loved to elope, but my nest best desire was a tiny 20 guest brunch wedding that would have probably been $5k. But DH wanted something bigger, and so did all of the family, so we went for a more typical wedding.

    It ended up being fabulous though, and I am happy with how it turned out. My parents are too, and they feel it was well worth it.

    Post # 13
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    8917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    We spent 17,000 for three days of wedding events for 165. Food, drink and venue were the most expensive naturally, even though it was pretty simple. Photography was a pretty big chunk as well, and 100% worth it. 

    We saved where we could – my dress was $120, rings were $300, flowers were DIY out of my dad’s garden, music was all by talented family and friends, etc. Cutting down the guest list would have helped tremendously, but we didn’t want to go that route. 

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