(Closed) Estimated Wedding Cost Vs. Actual Budget

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3373 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow! It told me it estimated my wedding cost 27k and it cost just a little over 27k. ouch.

I originally went in wanting to spent 15k

Post # 4
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

that calulator put it would cost me $31,000 , but our wedding will be $10,000. I am friends with a good amount of my vendors , so I’m getting special pricing… but that 31,000 is still wayyyyy over our 10,000 lol. 

Post # 5
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow it was pretty accurate for me. It gave me the average in my area and then my budget and it’s pretty close to the actual amount we’re spending! I think selecting all the options we are having helps it be more accurate, at least in my case.

Post # 6
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The calculator gave me an estimated price of 27K! I was like … WTF!!!! Really!!!!

My budget is approx 6-7K… no where near 27K!!!

Well… hopefully the calculator is wrong.

Post # 7
4883 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ha! It quoted $39,800 but I’m busting this bad boy out for $25k.   I win!!!


…. kinda.  :/

Post # 8
11163 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

WOWSERS!!! My estimated budget was $$57,593. And here I was complaining that the budget was now pushed to $40K.


Post # 9
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Lolz my estimated is $56k, the average for my area is $21k – $35k (that’s a HUGE range). We’re aiming for just under $40k.

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@KristenGotMarried: Yea somehow still doesn’t feel like I’m winning. Hahahaha. It feels like I’m broke…

Post # 10
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ha! The calculator gave me estimated cost of $44,586. And weddings in my zip code ranged from $24,286 to $40,476.

We came out at ~$24 and that included honeymoon as well! We had budgeted for $20 so not that much over.

Boo Yah!

Post # 11
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine said $32k, which we aren’t even close too. But we are only having 21 guests total, so…. yeah. Their per person dollar amount is pretty close to what we are spending.

This got me thinking, we actually never set an overall budget, we just budgeted for each item, like photographer, dress, suit, flowers, etc. I guess I should go add all those numbers up!

Post # 12
1504 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mine was pretty right on. It still makes me cringe to think about how much we spent. I would have looooooved to have that money now that we’re looking at houses!

Post # 13
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Our estimated cost was $40K, with weddings in our zip code ranging from 28-47K. We’re coming in on the low end with $30K, with an estimated 150 guests. Why can’t we live in a cheaper place? Almost all of our vendors are middle of the pack, price-wise. Sigh.

Post # 15
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ahhhh scary ….


thats a big ass number

so for our location its 18-31 so kinda in the higher end of it sigh bad me bad me lol 


omg i am scared lol the weird thing is I always thought simple , but then I don’t have a real budget set yet… lots to think on now

i am scarededed 

Post # 16
718 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Wow, mine said $51,191, and our wedding came out to about $53,000 – that’s pretty good!

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