WHEN DID YOU DO WHAT & WHAT DID YOU PAY? QUESTIONAIRE LADIES!

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Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Barbiestylez:  

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST? 19 months out (long engagement and busy season/area)

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? Booked 15 months out

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? Will book this Winter (9 months out at earliest)

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? Comes with venue, so 19 months out

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? In the process now (13-14 months out)

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? Plan on 6-8 months out

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? Probably 6 months out

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? I’m making these myself next spring for Fall wedding

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? N/A

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? N/A

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? Venue provides

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Barbiestylez:  Price wise take into account mine is during the “off season” lol.

 

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST?  december (12mo out) , $4,150

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? december (12mo out) $500

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? december (12mo out) $450

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? included in venue

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? Feb (10mo out), $1000

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? haven’t yet…. 0=)

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? haven’t yet…. 0=)

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? haven’t…. haha

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? some of it is included in our wedding venue.  But I’ll be more into making them closer to the wedding

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? haven’t… but I HAVE booked someone lol

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? decided I didn’t need a florist. I’m making a jewelry bo for myself and using fake flowers for our center pieces and BM bo. Sorry I’m on a TIGHT budget lol

 
 
 
ps: Wow…. makes me realize i REALLY need to jump on some of this stuff haha

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Barbiestylez:  June is a VERY VERY popular month were I live…. my sister had an issue booking things 12 months out where we live. When I went to a bridal show in Dec 2012, brides were already booking for summer 2014!

 

So if there is somewhere you REALLY want, I’d make sure to get that deposit in quickly.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST?

18 months in advanced-

22,000 (120 people)

 

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST?

Booked 15 months in advanced ( THE ONE I ORIGINALLY WANTED WAS ALREADY BOOKED!) 

4,795 (2 photographers-

 

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST?

16 months in advanced- 

3,000 

 

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST?

included in venue

 

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST?

12 months in advanced

1,300 (not including alt, acessories etc)

 

 

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES?

 Will have them order 9 months in advanced. 

180-250 (they can pick from a variety of styles)

 

 

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED?

Plan on having it done 2-3 months prior

 

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST?

12 months in advanced

1,200 (I had VERY specific invites that I wanted with lace and broach)

 

 

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST?

Booked florist 15 months in advanced

100-125 per centerpiece we are having a 3 different types

 

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST?

Plan on doing this 6 months prior.

I have priced it out hair is usually 120 and make up 100. 

 

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST?

Florist booked 15 month prior.

3,000 for chuppah, flowers lining aisle, cocktail hour decor, and centerpieces. 

 

 

 EXTRAS-

programs- we plan order 2 months prior

save the dates- taking pics for them 10 month prior, ordering and mailing out 8 months prior (lot of guests need to book airfare and hotel- 6 months would be pushing it for some)

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would deem our wedding a Hi-Low in the budget sense. Spending a lot on key vendors I wanted, and working out major discounts everywhere else we can. I know it looks like a high budget, but I’ve saved several thousand so far.

 

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST? 13 months out, paid full estimate for 115 ppl upfront for 2% discount…$26k (includes catering & site fee)

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? 13 months out $6k (her mid-priced package)

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? 12 months out, 9 pc reception band, & duo for cocktail hour $5500, negotiated for inclusion of ceremony PA & DJing between breaks

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? included with venue

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? 12 months out $3200 trunk sale

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? 9 months out $310/e, paid for them myself, got a 15% discount

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? 4-5 months out, signed up early for MW email list and got $40 off coupon, $127/tux set

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? Designed our own invites & used discount letterpress shop ordered online, I glued everything together into pocketfolds, printed 8 months out (sent 6 months out for Dest. wedding), about $7/e but look like about $25/e 🙂

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? Purchased candle holders and candles wholesale 3-4 months out, negotiated with wholesalers.. about $2.20-$3.50 per candle holder (similar rents for $12/each!)

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? 10 weeks out, included in hair/makeup package for day of $1500, top makeup artist & team stays morning though till beginning of reception for touch-ups, additional $120 per bridesmaid for hair & makeup, negotiated for the team to make sure all my men looked good too.  

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? 12 months out, $6k – includes travel to destination and additional staff member to help set up all my DIY candles. 

12.* RENTALS – This was a big one for us, I shopped around and got quoted up to $16k. In the end, spending about $12-13k. This is tables, chairs, flatware, heat lamps, staging, lighting, and a few misc items like sign holders. 

Post # 12
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4043 posts
Honey bee

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST?   10 months out, $650–beautiful courtyard at the boarding school I graduated from (have to rent tables/chairs though)

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? 10 months out, $1,900 (includes engagement sessions and day of–two photogs, no time limit, cd with printing rights)

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? 10 months out, $0 (my grandpa owns the company)

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? 10 months out, same as venue–will cost about $2,000 for dinner for 80 guests 

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? 9 months out, $950–bought it at a sample sale for 50% off

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES?  6 months out

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? 3 months out

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? 2 1/2 months out, $80–designed and printed at FI’s work (he works at a print center)

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? 6 months out, $9 each

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? Hair-2 wks out $115 for trial and day of; makeup–$50 in product 3 months out

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? 4 months out; $275

 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST? Booked 21 months ahead of wedding, $1000 deposit, $60/pp for dinner/appetizers, plus bar package 

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? $3600 for 12 hours, booked 15 months ahead

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? Got $400 off(wedding fair promo) for a total of $850, booked 16 months ahead

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? The venue does this

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? First dress $900 ordered 17 months ahead of wedding, dress regret –> new dress ordered 12 months ahead for $1900

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? Ordered last month, so about 8 months ahead

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? Not yet

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? Supplies from PaperCircle.ca and printing by Catprint, total roughly $200 for 100 invitations (I designed them)

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? Vases from Ikea for $5 each, bulk flowers will be $500 total

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? Planning to do it this summer prior to engagement pictures, package is $180

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? About 9 months out, $500 for centerpieces – bulk flowers and we will assemble

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST? Booked 21 months in advance @ a cost of $33,000.

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? N/A

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? N/A

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? Included with the venue.

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? 15 months in advance I choose two dresses with the price tag of $10,000 for both.

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? Deposit down 13 months in advance but 60% deposit will be in November.

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? They will be fitted at the begin of the new year (2014).

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? N/A

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST?

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? N/A

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? Booked 16 months in advance @ a total of $7,000 (30 tables – 15 high/15 low centerpieces etc).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST? Booked 12 months in advance, paid $1900 – Includes 14 hours, tables, and chairs

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? Booking after meeting with 2 this weekend so 11.5 months out, will cost roughly $2500 – Includes day of coverage, 2 photographers, engagements, bridal, boudoir, 20 pg. album, cd w/print release and other stuff.

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? Haven’t

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? Haven’t yet but have talked to a couple..will be about $21/pp with 150 guests so roughly $3150 + alcohol

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? We are going dress shopping in August or September so 9-10 months out, hoping to pay $1,000 or less

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? Will be bought 6-8 months out, bridesmaids are payin for their own dresses so looking for cheap!

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? Will do this 3-4 months out

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? We have ordered samples at 11.5 months out..will order save the dates in September (9 months out)..invites will cost roughly $350 from weddingpaperdivas

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? Looking to do mason jar DIY centerpieces so we will start those around 2 months out

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? Not decided

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? Not decided

 

I don’t feel like I’ve planned hardly anything yet! We booked our venue and honeymoon..other than that we are slow going! It doesn’t help that my fiance lives 4.5 hours from me!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ll play!!

 

 

1.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR VENUE/COST? next month (8 months out) $600

2.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER/COST? 13 months out $1100

3.WHEN DID YOU BOOK YOUR DJ/COST? ( next month or August) 8-7 months $600

4.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR CATERER/COST? 12 months $800 for 200 ppls

5.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR CHOOSE YOUR DRESS/COST? Tricky doing weight loss so it will be maybe 5 months out $400 originally 1200

6.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR BRIDESMAIDS BUY THEIR DRESSES? 7 months out (Aug) $75

7. WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR FI AND GROOMSMEN GET FITTED? No ideal when

8.WHEN DID YOU PRINT YOUR INVITATIONS/COST? Thinking 4 months out so I can send them 3-2 months before

9.WHEN DID YOU PURCHASE OR MAKE YOUR CENTERPIECES/COST? in the process now! Thinking all together maybe $100 DIY project

10.WHEN DID YOU HAVE YOUR MAKEUP/HAIR TRIAL/COST? Plan on doing it 6 months out and make up will be free for me but bridesmaid total for 8 will be 160

11.WHEN DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR FLORIST/COST? Looking into that next month!

 

 
 
 

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