(Closed) Does this budget look right?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
9028 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Where are you getting your tux from? because most tux rental places have a deal where the groom goes free!

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

The only thing that looked off was the amount for hair looked low. Unless you have some sort of hair dresser connection where they are giving you a discount, I think it’s usually more expensive than that (especially with a trial).

Post # 6
713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Looks pretty good to me! You’ve obviously spent some time researching vendor prices. I don’t see photography on that list though…

Post # 7
1876 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Where are you getting married down the shore? Just curious lol – I love shore venues!!!

Post # 7
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’d say to remember to budget in taxes and gratuity for your reception and rehearsal dinner- they can add up to a pretty big chunk of change. Also, an officiant might be a LITTLE bit more. Unless it’s your home church’s pastor, a lot of the officiants I contacted were $350+.

Post # 9
865 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

What about photography?? And you can get the grooms tux for free at many places! Are yall going on a honeymoon? If so you need to include passports, clothes, and extra spending money for that. 

Post # 11
6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Just making sure — does the $500 for your invitations & reply cards, and the $115 for your thank you cards include postage?

Post # 12
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You only get the groom’s tux free if you have 5 other tuxes being rented (at Men’s Warehouse anyway).  We didn’t qualify for that deal so we had to pay for my husband’s tux.  Did you mean to say $22,000 for the venue?  It says $220,000.

Also, did you include tips for anyone that you are planning on tipping?

Post # 13
7582 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Are you doing out of town bags or anything?  Tips for non-owner vendors? I think your reception decorations might be low (guest book, pens, bathroom baskets, toasting flutes (if you want them) special cake cutting knives, cake topper, these things add up)?

Post # 14
2906 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

PM me your email address and i will email you my generic wedding budget spreadsheet. it’s in excel 97 or whatever the old one is.


my sister-in-law-to-be is also using it 🙂

i got the percents from Bride magazine and did the formulas myself 🙂 yay!


(it includes tips and stuff to help you out)


AND if I forgot anything please let me know 😉

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