(Closed) expensive and non expensive weddings….

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Worker bee

most of the weddings I’ve been to have all been within the same price range. my budget is $5000-$6000 and I’m it’ll turn out beautiful 🙂

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Where were both weddings held? Because location really determines price. A ‘lavish’ wedding in nebraska is a budget wedding in new york city. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@meetmethere2013:  I know what you mean – small/budget weddings can be beautiful too! But getting things for a good price can depend on who you know (I don’t know about you but my best friends aren’t master crafters/bakers/musicians) and, as another poster said, where you live.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

i would love a five thousand dollar wedding but with my big family and a wedding in miami florida? probably not gonna happened. we trying to keep it withingat fifteen k

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m doing a less than 5000 wedding too, sometimes it seems like it wont work but despite anything that may go wrong, I’m going to marry my best friend and that’s all that really matters to me!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

That is awesome. You really can make it work with whatever you hae access to!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@meetmethere2013:  We’re planning on $10,000, hoping that we can come out less than this.  A friend of ours is officiating which saves us money, the reception and ceremony are in the same place altogether $800, my uncle (takes photos as a hobby) and my cousin (a photo-journalist) are doing our photos, another friend who was a producers assistant in Hollywood is doing our video…

I’m thinking we can pull this off. But budgeting is stressful because there are areas where I’m not sure what or how much to cut.  I have apps for my phone and computer that help with budget but I don’t feel they are accurate at all.  An example is they allow $496 for a wedding planner (like I need one), $1600 for wedding bands (ummm I hope they don’t cost that much all we’re buying is Fiance ring, mine is already paid for), $1120 for hair, make-up, spa (WHAT!?!?)

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Alot of the times most of the money goes into the venue itself [some brides tend to get a really ritzy place when they could spend a less on a venue and spruce it up with lighting and decor], and a dress. Honestly, most of the time unless you’re a fashion designer, you can’t tell the differance between a $300 and a $6000 dress, because they are equally beautiful in differant ways. I myself am on a budget, at one point in my life I wanted that big, ritzy wedding, but realized I would much rather have something beautiful and affordable that will be talked about for years to come, instead of taking out a loan on something that looks just as great as I could have done myself for 5k.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I love hearing this because I want a small, intimate wedding with a smaller ($5,000-7,000) budget in Chicago.  I REALLY believe I can throw the people who have the priveledge (joking) of being invited to my wedding an awesome party!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I had looked into some of the hotels in chicago for weddings/receptions, and opted for a smaller bed & breakfast closer to home [which is about 2 hours south of chitown]. Many of the places were very expensive, although beautiful. Most seemed too white-tie-affair for our tastes.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

I have to say, I’m having a weddign in NYC and I’m keeping my budget under $20,000. Let’s just say, when having it at a banquet hall/location (parents request) that it’s expensive!

That said, I’m lucky because due to my parents request – they have chipped in. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@meetmethere2013:  That’s what I thought too.  Seriously who spends $1120 on their hair and make-up?!?!  I’m in the mid-west we do our own hair and make-up lol.  Actually one of my uncles was a hair stylist so I’m probably going to have him do mine and my mom’s cousin did make-up as a profession previously so I’m probably going to see if she’ll do mine.  I have never been so thankful that I come from a large family until planning a wedding.

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