- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2015
Anyone on here spending over 50k on their big day? If so, tell me your budget breakdown!
This post isn’t to diss those who aren’t and I honestly don’t want to be criticized and told what things I could have used that money for. I am very much aware how fortunate I am and am so greatful to my family for their generousity.
I just want to see how others broke down their larger sized budgets.
And before you judge me just hear me out:
My grandmother worked for IBM for several years and when she passed about 10 years ago, my mother inherited her IBM stock. At the time I believe it was trading at about $72 a share. Currently, it is trading at around $190. After some reinvesting dividends, my family has a few hundred shares. This is what will be used to pay for my wedding. So we jokingly say my grandmother is paying for my wedding, which I know if she were still around, she would have been thrilled to do!
So without further ado, this is what we are planning to spend so far/have contracts signed for:
Venue: $40,000 (This includes TAXES and GRATUITY! Otherwise it was $165/pp with 150 guests) (Ocean View, includes 1 hour Ceremony, 1 hour Cocktail, and 4 hour Reception. 6 passed hors d’oeuvres, a pasta station, crudités, and artisanal cheese display, champagne toast, 3 entrée choices and 4 butlered desserts)
Photographer: $8100 (Engagement Session, 8 Hour Coverage of Event, All Photo Rights and Proofs, Complimentary Print and Leather Bound Album)
Videographer: $3700 (Sneak Peak Trailer, and Edited Short Film)
Florist: $5600 (Bridal Bouquet, 3-4 Bridesmaids Bouquets, 4-5 Boutonnières, Cocktail Hour Arrangements, 15 Reception Centerpieces, and Ceremony Flowers and Chuppah)
Music: $2100 (Violin and Cello for Ceremony, DJ for Cocktail Hour and Reception)
Dress: ~$5000 (I want to wear the Vera Wang Ethel)
I know I’m leaving out a bunch of things! I just haven’t decided on them yet!