(Closed) worried about our budget… is 50% for reception OK with tiny budget?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
4782 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

Have you looked at and priced everything else to see what kind of numbers you’re looking at there? That should help ease or change your mind, depending. I think you’ll be fine, though.

Post # 4
8464 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Our reception is the majority of our budget, with photography being just under that, just to give you an idea.  Our budget is just under $12k though.  I think you could still do a lot of things yourself (invites, hair and make-up, favors, etc).  I imagine flowers will be a sizeable part as well (I’m doing my flowers DIY), but you could save money by doing flowers in season.  Maybe some other brides with similar budgets can tell you where they spent the bulk of their money.  No matter what, if you’ve got the right guy, friends and family, your wedding will be perfect.  Best of luck and happy planning!

Post # 5
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@housebee:  Same thing here… reception is really like 75% since the venue is inclusive with the ceremony and our other costs are pretty much just photography, clothes, invites, and misc. decor items. (We don’t even have an officiant, DJ, or flowers! Haha)

Post # 6
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Italiano's Humble

We’re working with $3500, but We’re skipping the venue since were using a friends large one acre backyard. We’re also having about 60, so I’m seeing your stuff is about even with mine. Do as much DIY as you can and I think you’ll be just fine!

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