- 2 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Not exactly close to $15k but still more than anticipated now that I have confirmed figures. Under our $7k budget, could spend more but we’d rather use money elsewhere. Food, drinks and guest comfort were our main priorities. Based on 50 guests in San Francisco Bay Area. We agreed on 40 guests but someone kept adding extras. 😒
Photographer $1200 – super responsive, excellent customer service, love the style, Sunday packages are cheaper
Park Rental $210 – beautiful park, awesome gazebo, quiet and about 5 min from home
Dress/Reception Outfit/Shoes/Flower Headpiece $623.99 – Nordstrom
Groom Suit/Shoes $271
Food $1667 – our favorite Cuban restaurant has been catering weddings for awhile but we weren’t aware. 2 tapas, 2 entrees, 3 sides, fruit & cheese platters, bottled juices, bottled water, serving utensils, dishes, 2 servers
Equipment Rentals $2310 – 11 ft tilt umbrellas, farm tables, chaivari, tolix or fruitwood chairs (indecisive), silverware, glasses, dinner and dessert plates, napkins, white ceremony chairs, banquet tables, set up, break down and delivery
Wood Puzzle Guest Book $80
Save the Dates/Invitations $104 – magnetstreet.com
DJ $0 – long time friend of Fiance, I was fine with a playlist but he wants the DJ. Fiance will likely offer him a few hundred but the official charge is $0.
Transportation $0 – Its 5 min from home, I can drive myself.
Centerpieces/Flowers $0 – not bothering, I don’t care and guests won’t remember.
Make-Up $65 – found someone that doesn’t charge *bridal* prices, planned on doing it myself prior to this
Hair $125 – regular stylist
Cake $228.50 – Nothing Bundt Cakes, one small cake and 10 dozen bundtinis. So good!
Alcoholic Beverages $0 – beer, wine, champagne and two mixed drinks. MOH/sister offered to purchase.
Grand Total: $6884.49 – $2000 contribution from my parents = $4884.49
Honeymoon $4526.36 – 7 Day Royal Caribbean cruise on Harmony of the Seas, with stops in Haiti, Puerto Rico and St Thomas + JetBlue Mint Suite flights. Not sure if honeymoon should be included, some think of it as part of wedding costs others don’t.