- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
$13,000 for 90 people
$13,000 for 90 people
Hoping to stay in the 30-40K range (for ~125 people), but we’ll see! That amount won’t include my rings or our honeymoon.
The budget is 10,000 for around 125 people, not including the honeymoon or my ering, that would push us to around 18,000. My parents are paying for the wedding and we are paying for the honeymoon.
We’re projecting about $40K without rehearsal dinner, honeymoon, or rings. We initially thought we’d be able to do it for $25K, but our venue/catering alone cost that. 🙁
I’m very grateful for my parents generously offering to cover our venue and catering costs, which is certainly the most expensive component. They also purchased my dress for me. We would have been fine paying for the whole thing ourselves, but they insisted, and it certainly takes some of the financial pressure off.
Our guest count will be between 200-225.
I am paying for the wedding, cake and punch recption afterwards and day after pig roast. That will run 5K. FH is paying for the honeymoon.
My wedding was $85,000 with 230 people. It was in Boston at a banquet faclity but I got a lot of extras. Most of the money went to the food and drinks. My original budget was $50,000…eek. I have no regrets though.
We are doing destination wedding in Vegas for 30 people max. Seems like everything is running in 2500$ range… Wardrobe 2500…dinner reception 2500 and venue package 2500… With other add ons ( invites, cake, photog, rings,etc…) it will probably be 11,000 at most- not including 2,500$ help from parents so far ( his giving $2000 for extended Vegas/Disney honeymoon and my mom paying for my veil and belt/ coat so far)
We originally set out to spent 20k but it’s looking like were going to reach 30k soon. That’s not including rings, dress or honeymoon.
Weddings are fucking expensive.
We loosely budgeted for 15k for 80 people and ended up spending almost exactly 15k (:
We’re currently doing a good job keeping to our budget:$22K for 200 people, not including honeymoon. Fingers crossed we stay on track!!
When we started, our budged was $10k, but I think we ended up spending $15k. That’s for 60 people, and it didn’t include honeymoon, e-ring or my husband’s suit.
Our venue was self-catering as it was just a community hall, and though we hired caterers, I made quite a bit of stuff myself (the dessrts, some of the main courses, cupcakes for the ceremony) intending to save money, but the actual cost of supplying that food, serving equipment, tablecloths, napkins, fairy lights, vases, extra fridges and freezers to store stuff in, cooler boxes, storage boxes… it really added up. So did realising, with a few weeks to go, that it really wasn’t going to work and we needed to hire a day-of coordinator to pull it all together, who cost $1000.
Yet we just couldn’t help ourselves, by paying for things like a band, trivia, a coffee cart, which we probably didn’t need, but it made it a fun night for the guests which was our primary concern.
Granted, we’re starting to recoup some of those costs by selling the stuff we bought, and we ended up with a few hundred dollars worth of food and alcohol left over which we got to keep. We still have quite a bit of food left in our freezer, and still some wine and beer, so we’re grateful for that.
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