(Closed) How are they doing it?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Find a cheaper dress, DIY hair or make up, Have Fiance and Future Father-In-Law wear suits they already own.

Post # 4
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree with spending less on dress and accessories. Also, why is your hair and makeup $400? THat seems absurdly expensive to me! Is there any way for you to do cheaper dresses for your children? If you do a DIY bouquet it could be less than $100. Maybe skip the engagement photos and try to pay less for wedding photography. You can always get professional photos taken later.

Post # 5
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Venue: free with minimum food purchase

Ceremony decor: 50

Brides dress: 300

veil: 30

Shoes: 15

Necklace: borrowed

Bridesmaids: buying their own (paying for own fabric)

food: depends on final count $25 a person (we figure about $2500 if 100 people)

cake: $150

license: 115

officient: 150

grooms rental: 75

party flowers: 511

hair: 50

makeup: maybe free at counter?

photographer and videographer: free (building their portfolio)

Total: $3946


We’re having no DJ, (Computer)

Need to rent proper speakers  don’t know the price yet

favours: 50

ceremony music:  singer is a good frind, will need to pay her accompaniest 50?

wedding night: included in hotel

transportation: our and family cars, maybe a cab or two: 30

miscellaneous: 100

pink mini lights: 30

candle holders: 60

invites: won in a draw



New Total: 4266


Approximate total with taxes (althoough some of these had taxes built in already): 4905





Post # 6
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

A few things:

Your dress doesn’t have to be that much. There are plenty of lovely dresses for cheaper. David’s Bridal just opened two stores in the GTA.
Most people doing a 5k wedding don’t have to pay for their attendants hair/makeup/dresses. How many do you have? 150$ for accessories??  400$ for hair? 😐
200$ for ceremony decor? Really? On what?
Is renting a suit that much?

Where in ON are you located? I know in Ottawa our license is only 153$. 250$ seems a bit high.

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I agree with the above. You really haven’t scaled your wardrobe to your budget. If you only want to spend $5000 total, you really can’t spend $2,250 on just clothes/accessories/hair/makeup. That is half your budget almost! 

Post # 8
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

This is a duplicate post so I’m going to close it.  If you would like to comment, please go here.

The topic ‘How are they doing it?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors