Post # 1
Im not sure what ours is, we are just going with the flow and have family helping us 🙂
Here is what we have done:
1. Ceremony/Reception- It will be in the same place and includes: Cake, Dj, Open Bar, Food, and Police. $4,500.00 (My dad and FH’s dad is paying for this)
2. My dress- from Davids Bridal. $500.00 (My mom paid for this)
3. My veil and headband- From Davids Bridal. $250.00 (My mom paid for this)
4. Brides Bouquet- I am doing silk flowers to save money. $48.00 (My moms friend paid for this)
5. Garter- from Davids Bridal. $25.00 (My mom paid for this)
6. Honeymoon- Cruise(dont know where yet) $2,000.00
We are so blessed to have everyone helping us! We will be paying for: flower girl dress(our daughter), bridesmaids bouquets(silk), ring bearer pillow, flower petals/basket, guest book/pen, cake cutter, toasting glasses, photographer, and other things around those lines.
My grand parents gave us $500 and my mom will be paying for my shoes, jewelry, and alterations. FH’s dad will be paying for FH’s tux rental.
Post # 3
My parents are paying for ours, and they never really gave me a set budget, but right now it’s looking to be between $9,000-10,000. We’ve pretty much done everything except get invitations printed, my wedding dress and accessories, tuxedos, and our honeymoon (which we are paying for ourselves).
Post # 4
our budget is 25000 and with being a week away we pretty much stayed on budget (maybe a little bit under) neither of our parents were in a position to help us.. so FI and I had been saving for a while and by the time we got engaged we had all the money saved for our dream wedding 🙂
Post # 5
Our budget is at $22,000 right now. We have already spent about $6,200 (deposits for florist, cakes, caterer, DJ, Videographer, Photographer, officiant, bought rings, odds and ends) My mom bought my dress and my future in-laws have offered to pay for the rehearsal dinner and half of the honeymoon.
We have been engaged for a little over a year and have been able to save enough money to pay for the rest ourselves.
Post # 6
Our budget is $20,000, it’s not like we have all the money saved up… line of credit and credit cards along with paying for things as we go. We are paying for everything ourselves.
These are just rough numbers, I have a full out spread sheet going that is more to the penny accurate.
$1000 for reception and ceremony venue
$9,000 for food and drinks
$2500 for flowers and decor
$2000 for dress, alterations , shoes, hair makeup and accessories
$1500 on photographer
$500 for guest book, invitations, postage & seating chart
$300 on wedding commissioner and marriage license
$1500 for rings
$450 for DJ
$300 for transportation (which may just use family vehicles)
$500 for attendants gifts
All of this plus taxes brings us past our budget.
So far I have paid for a part of my dress, placed a deposit on the photographer, reception venue. cake, dress and a few other little things.
Post # 7
The venue, bar min and catering is certain, the rest are estimates and budgets.
Bar Minimum: $2500
Dress: Budget of $2k
Cake/Dessert Bar: $400
Photobooth and pros: $300
Custom Paint by Number: $400
Post # 8
Our budget is most likely about 6,000. And I have 4000 dollars saved up myself! Woohoo! My FI will be saving too, once he’s got a better job. But I think by then all he would need to save up for is the rings (which we both chose cheap but really good quality ones for about 400 dollars TOGETHER) and his tux rental and shoes and what have you. =]
Post # 9
Our budget is $8500 – this is what we I have listed as estimates (total of about $8300):
Reception site: $400
Wine / beer / soda / water: $900
Attendants gifts: $400
DIY dessert table: $100
Dress: $800 (doesn’t include alterations, veil)
Favors (home-made jam): $75
Flowers (DIY paper flowers): $50
Food – BBQ (70 people): $1300
Grooms formal-wear: $150
Hotel/cabin (4 bedroom cabin for 3 nights + hotel for night of): $1075
Chairs for ceremony rental: $75
PA system rental: $50
Table/room decor: $300
Marriage License: $30
Tax/tips: $ 560
Post # 10
ours is probably around £5,000 ($8,000)
but i am looking to save money every way i can and hopefully bring it down a bit.
I already have paid for
Bouquets…mine is a brooch bouquet so i made that and my bridesmaids have silk rose bouquets.
Venue deposit paid