Post # 1
My fiance and I are discussing how to consider the "cost per person." I say it’s only the reception/ceremony costs but he thinks it the entire wedding including dress, photography, flowers, pastor, etc. If that’s the case, then a wedding has the potential to be almost $1k per person (budget = $70k for 100 people)!
Post # 3
I think about it this way… our orginal list was 80 people, for each extra person how much will it cost? meal + drinks + favor + rentals + service
For us, this is only the reception, yes we are paying alot for photography, flowers etc, but thats really not for the guests, its for us and our family
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
typically when referring to cost per person, it means food/drink.
I think our real budgets feature might be helpful for you to see cost per person based on the entire wedding.
Post # 5
I agree with with Mr. Bee i think its food/drink. I believe that everything else is extra.
Post # 6
I used to work in events and it was based on catering costs that were affected by number of people… food/drink/rentals.
Post # 7
I agree with TallBride. How much will it cost you for each extra person you invite? In our case we are doing this by couple. Some things are fixed costs that have nothing to do with guests liek the dress and photography, but for every extra couple you invite catering, alcohol, favors, stationery will be affected and in general for every extra 1 people you invite that is an extra table which increases the amount of centerpieces, linens, table numbers and things related specifically to the table.
Post # 8
It’s my understanding, too, that the cost per guest is only what costs are variable. If the photographer costs the same about whether you have 150 or 180 guests, than I wouldn’t include it in per guest cost.
However, if you’re at the end of the wedding and looking back, you can calculate the total cost per guest after all the money has been spent….it’s just going to be difficult to calculate like that when some expenses are variable and some are fixed.
Post # 9
I count the per person cost as the food and drink stuff only. Although I think it’s smart to include cost of invitation, favor, transport (if you’re providing it) and other incidentals since they can really add up.