Post # 31
- Wedding: May 2017 - the garden house, seattle
we got married last month in seattle and spent about 15k for ~65 people. that includes everything but the honeymoon. we splurged on save-the-dates, invitations, and favors (about 1300 total for those).
Post # 32
I’m an unmarried international bee but there should have been a poll. It’s so interesting to see the spread of budgets.
Post # 33
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
Got married in April 2017 in New Husband. Total cost (rings, dress, reception, room we stayed in, etc) was about $16k for 20 people (22 including ourselves). Doesn’t include honeymoon because we decided to do an anniversary trip instead since we had new moves/jobs occur right around the wedding.
Post # 34
I’m a Chicago metro bride but I’m an hour south of downtown so there are substantial savings in my area. We have about 175-200 and the wedding is this October. So far we have spent $27,000 (our original budget was $15,000)
Post # 35
got married a month ago in Monterey, CA.
85 adults, 10 kids.
25k. Not including honeymoon or engagement ring.
Post # 36
Just for stuff the day of wedding it will be 40,000$ for 75 people. That doesn’t include dress and rings.
Post # 37
I got married September 2016 in southern Wisconsin.
We had 175+ people in attendance, no dancing (mid-afternoon reception, not evening), and no alcohol; it was self-decorated and a self-catered luncheon.
Total cost was ~$5,000, including license, photography, pastor, musicians, church, reception hall, decorations, flowers, food, and dress.
Post # 38
Just under $14,000
Southern California – October 2015
170 guests (including about 50 kids)
Catered buffet, wine & beer open bar, venue on the ocean
Also including rehearsal dinner, air B&B for a week surrounding the wedding
Friends/family gifted: cake, officiant, dj
Not including: engagement ring nor honeymoon per se.
Post # 39
Ours cost about $17,000 for everything but the rings. This was for the dress, alterations, save the dates, invites, rehearsal dinner, hair for all bridesmaids, ceremony, decorations, reception, all food and drinks, DJ, videographer, and photographer. We had about 145 people total. It was just this past Saturday in Ohio.
Post # 40
13000 for 120 people in the Midwest .
Post # 41
I too agree there should be a poll.
Post # 42
Wedding this April in Oklahoma. 180 guests, band, lots of food and drink, total of $38k. Includes 2 nights hotel for parents & wedding party (about 10 hotel rooms/2 nights). Does not include rings or honeymoon.
Post # 43
We live in Los Angeles – it’s expensive.
Our oroiginal budget was $10k, after looking at venues we increased it to $25k.
Three day costs (rehearsal dinner, wedding, and sunday brunch) came to $28k and change for about 110 guests. We DIYed the flowers and the lighting, we did donuts instead of a cake, we did not provide any guest transportation, and we had a taco cart for the sunday brunch.
Rings were an additional $5k (ish) and Honeymoon was about $3500
I suggested eloping at several points in the planning process but Darling Husband really wanted a big wedding. I never wanted a big wedding but now that it’s over I do NOT regret it at all! Our wedding was absolutely magic! And our parents all had a blast – it was great watching them have fun with thier siblings!
The wedding industrial complex is real. Regardless of if your budget is $10k or $100k – stick to your budget. You’ll be glad you did.
Post # 44
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
Our projected costs are estimated around $7500-8k. This is for 45 people outside of Atlanta in an exurb. It includes renting out the restaurant, two cakes, fresh flowers, room and board for a long weekend for five couples, the rabbi, custom invitations, and more. Not our rings (which were also obscenely affordable) or Honeymoon (which will not be – vacations are where I tend to splurge!).
Dear Fiance is making our chuppah, Mom is paying for the alcohol, my sister is doing the photography, and we’re really doing our own -thing- while keeping it traditional and fun. We wanted simplicity with emphasis on having a good time. I mean, a chunk of our budget is being spent on a BumpBoxx, which is where our music will come from. But we’re weird.
Post # 45
Married a year ago in New England, 110 guests, full formal affair, 55k for the weekend (accommodation for family, rehearsal dinner, brunch, etc), 45k for the wedding ceremony and reception. Rings and honeymoon not included in either.