(Closed) Guest count & total wedding cost

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Price is dependent largely on your location. There is no ‘one size fits all’ price range because no two areas charge the same prices, despite what everyone will tell you otherwise. Even in the same city, two brides having similar weddings may spend completely different amounts. Large cities are generally more expensive overall than smaller towns, but that is not always the case as smaller towns may have very limited resources, causing prices to be higher for some things. Also, what you pay depends on how simple or elaborate you want. Simple weddings with not alot of detail are generally less expensive. DIY is not always cheaper, contrary to belief. Either way, a large guest list will be more expensive no matter route you take.

Post # 63
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27 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

200 guests 20k. We will register at a travel agency for the honeymoon. Rings not included.

Post # 64
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65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Inviting 250…expecting around 180.  Small Ohio town, fairground facility reception, free church (of course we will give a donation).  Once-worn dresses for bridal girls and myself, buying the guys suits as gifts, City BarBQ catering (letting the Fiance have his one true wish), full bar, alcohol bought from the BX (for non-military wifeys, that’s the on base store that sells liqour and beer at cost), decorations bought second hand from thriftstores, craigslist, garage sales.  Still looking for photography, videographer is being done by one of my bridesmaid’s dads.  Not including the honeymoon we are aiming for 7500.  It started at 5000… and will probably end up around 9000.  Anyone who has access to military base alcohol, whether through a friend, family member or Fiance, should really look into hiring a bartender to serve base-bought beverages.  That cut out almost $1000 from our budget.

Post # 65
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2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

80 guests, around $15k. Philly is SO expensive for weddings. Sigh.

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