(Closed) BUDGET. What’s yours?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Well, it’s hard to say…it keeps growing.  🙁

Our reception venue states we need to spend a minimum of 10k (that’s only food and bar).  All our reception vendors(DJ, pianist, flowers, cake) combined will add another 7-9k. 

Photographer, chapel and dress–another 9k. Ohhh mannnn

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

our grand total is just over 17,000. I cannot believe we have saved that much in about a year! That includes everything, since our wedding is pseudo destination (3 hours away) that includes the gas we have spent driving up and back, the wine for the wine tasting party we had to choose the reception wines, our rings (not my e-ring) and the money I spent going down to San Fran with my Bridesmaids to shop for dresses.

I would say the reception minus photography and no apparel is 6-7 thousand depending on what you count. (food chairs building rental etc) Our honeymoon is not included because it was supposed to be a surprise for my FI!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

We originally wanted to keep it at $10k-$12k. But we’re fast approaching $15k. 🙁

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

@danadelphia- ours started at 10!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with Virginia, it’s hard to say what the final budget will be but we are at $15k total for 60 guests. Reception is $8,200 of that  – food, DJ, cake, decorations. I am hoping to not have it go over anymore, but I keep forgetting about things in the budget.

What is your budget Principessa and why do you ask?

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re having an intimate wedding, yet it will come in between 13-15k.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

15k with rings

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

overall i was thinking 25k…which i wasn’t sure was going to be enough…but since i’ve been adding everything up, reception hall will be almost 10k and i can’t imagine everything else costing another 15k. we’ll see!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

a little more than 30K not including rings and honeymoon

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Principessa – totally get you on that one! Wish I had asked this same question about six months ago when I really started planning. . . . .

Smile

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve been using myweddingworkbook.com to manage our budget. It’s a free tool and very helpful.

About 60% of our budget is for our venue and catering. But those aren’t something we wanted to skimp on. We’re saving on everything else (my dress, photography, music, etc.)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

A little more than 6k for 120 guests that includes ceremony and reception venue, rehearsal dinner, dj, catering, decor, cake, tux, dress and photographer. I’m thrifty 🙂

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We started with a budget of 15K…then realized it wasn’t going to work, so we upped it to 20. We just re-evaluated last weekend, and it looks like the final budget will be 25-30K for 80 guests.

However, that’s not DIY-ing anything. If I had more time, didn’t live in NYC where there is no Michaels/Hobby Lobby, and didn’t buy a dress that was quite a bit more than I anticipated, I would be doing better right now.

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