- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Hi Ladies! We were hoping to keep our budget at $5k….but that’s just not gonna happen. We are going to end up closer to $6k. We are paying for the wedding ourselves. Do you mind sharing how you are using your budget? Here’s mine:
Day of week….Saturday evening
Venue…$3,000 Includes outdoor ceremony site, reception room, buffet dinner, all set up of chairs, tables, linens (which is included). $500 credit at their bar. They are not going to charge us the usual $10 corking fee to bring our own wine. I feel like this is the best deal I have come across in a long time!! They don’t do many weddings so the director was willing to work with us. They are also not charging us the 18-20% tax that seems to be included everywhere else you go. We will tip the servers ourselves after the wedding.
Photography….$600 http://www.smittensnapshots.com This will include 6 hours of photography (3:30pm-9:30pm) and all images on dvd. 60 of them will be ‘edited’. We can chose to have her edit more for a small charge if we want.
DJ w/ uplighting…$650 Dj for ceremony and reception as well as 10 uplights
Centerpieces…$150….for aprox 12 tables…my 1st mock up:
This is not the final product as I need glass votives and more blue rocks for the vase. I posted about my price breakdown a couple weeks ago…but I am not sure how to attach that link 🙁
Cake…$350 includes pic as shown (WITHOUT the feathers!) Delivery and set up. At lady at my work runs a side cake business so she will be making it for us! She is amazing!
Shoes….I don’t know if I should count this in my budget becasue I made them before I got engaged! They probably cost me $300 to make…but since that has already been spent, its not coming out of the budget.
Dress… $69!!…Bought this Maggie Summer store sample off Ebay!! It needs to be cleaned and bustled as well as have the corset string replaced. So I am guessing the total will be about $300.
Jewelry…$50…not purchased yet.
Invitations…$10…found clearance print your own invites at Joanns (2 boxes of 40 for $5 each)…They are pretty plain but I didn’t want to spend too much of my budget here.
Flowers…$450…will include a bridal bouquet ($150)…3 bridesmaid bouquets…($50 each)…6 bouts ($8 each)…2 corsages ($18 each)…throw bouquet…(35). Below is a pic of a bouquet I like…but with cream roses.
Wine…$250…Not many wine drinkers in the group…but we will provide a couple of bottles on each table.
Hair/makeup…$250 includes airbrushing and trial.
Total $6060….(not including shoes)
**my parents are paying for our hotel room on the wedding night..so I did not include it in our budget**
**his parents are paying for our honeymoon…7 day cruise to Mexico…yay!**