(Closed) How are they doing it?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Hostess
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.

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