(Closed) Final Budget

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

nice! thank u for showing ur breakdown, its helpful to the ladies who r making choices still! by the way, congrats!

Post # 4
3303 posts
Sugar bee

I like your final number! Yay!

Post # 5
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

How many guests did you have and how much alcohol?  I want to see how much we should buy for our 150 guests (about 50 of whom can’t drink and who don’t). 

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is super helpful! How did you get the food cost to $7.40pp? That seems super affordable to me (I’m trying to get mine down to below $40pp), was it a cocktail style reception?


Post # 7
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My partner and I used google docs to share our to-do timeline and budget, and kept track of everything we spent for the wedding over the 10 months of planning. Our final breakdown was approx this (I rounded figures to make it easier):


Ceremony and reception venue rental: $1200

Catering for 100 guests: $4200

Stationery, STD magnets, postage: $350

Our wedding attire: $800

DJ and PA rental: $500

Photography (included e-shoot): $1800

Decor and flowers: $1200

Thank you and welcome gifts: $400

Officiant and marriage licence: $400

My hair and make up trials: $100

Wedding day make up for Mom and myself: $100

(Mom paid for my hair)

Misc.: $200

Rings: $550

Honeymoon: $1200

Grand total: $13,000


We were trying really hard to stay under 10K, but it didn’t quite work out. Luckily, we saved money by using weddingful.com (saved on flowers big time), my partner’s discount at Whole Foods, not having a sit-down dinner and just having appys and desserts and only one hour open bar, and lots of other werid and wonderful ways that people helped us save money.

in the end, with our parents contributions, our successful fundraiser party back in March, our tax refunds, and the generosity of our guests — the wedding is all paid for!! and that’s the best wedding gift you can give to yourselves, not being in debt after it’s all over.



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