(Closed) How much did you spend or your wedding/planning to spend?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 31
10282 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’m in Colorado, right now we’re on track for somewhere between $10-$15k for about 100 people.

Post # 32
400 posts
Helper bee

I was hoping to stay about 5k. We are looking at finishing out at about $7800 for a destination wedding and honeymoon in Las Vegas (eight days total, four days driving [we are road tripping from Maryland] and four days in Vegas).

This total includes our wedding clothes, rings (including my e-ring), gas driving out there, hotels, photographer, videographer, flowers, cake, minister, a special car rental (pink Cadillac), budget for food, drinks, gambling and entertainment while out there, and a pricey spa treatment splurge for me the morning of the wedding.

ETA: there should be four people out there with us, but we aren’t doing an official dinner after or a reception. We are paying for the hotel room for our friends the first night which is factored in and we are flying his father and best friend out, but we are using rewards points so that isn’t in the budget. Our wedding is after dinner time so we will pay to order food in while getting ready in lieu of doing a dinner.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by thistle89.
Post # 33
318 posts
Helper bee

We live in North Carolina, but are planning a northern NJ wedding (our family lives up there…we wish we could get married here!). We are putting in about 13k (dress, his clothes, rings, honeymoon, photography, officient, DJ, etc), and my parents are putting in about 12k for the venue (ceremony space, food and reception). I NEVER imagined we’d spend this much. I figured originally we wouldnt go over 10k. Good thing we were engaged for 20 months…we’d never be able to afford it anyway. We invited 110 guests…have 71 RSVPed Yes so far.

38 days left! I can’t wait becuse it’s been sooooo long and its gotten pretty stressful and busy the past month or two…

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by GymnastQt009.
Post # 34
2328 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t have a budget set…… We are in Los Angeles, CA. We spent around 80K on the wedding and somewhere between 20 to 25K on the honeymoon. We had 500ish guests. 


Post # 35
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

So far we’re on track to keep it around $5,500, including rings and travel for Fiance and I (getting married in QC but we live in SK), but not including honeymoon.

ETA: we’ll have about 30 guests.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by stephanield.
Post # 36
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We were planning for about 10k, but we are at about 12k for 100 people. We are in the Indianpolis area. 

Post # 37
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

In the middle of planning right now. Budgeted for $10K and should be pretty close to that, max will be $12k. The majority of my budget is going to food. I really want some good food at my wedding, second big budget cost is photography. My flowers will be the lowest cost, flowers are not a priority at all for me, so doing bulk flowers from Costco.

Post # 38
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We had a “strict” budget of 5k and spent 20k -_-

It was a bad ass wedding tho! hehe

Post # 39
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Beach

We were hoping 10k and right now we are up to 7K but the most expensive thing so far has been my ring and gown which I included in the 10K. We had to do a good amount of research and figure out where and what we wanted to splurge on and we splurged on 2 photographers and food for 100 guests. I ended up having an Etsy store do all the Bouquets & Boutonierres (fake flowers) and that was about $300 for a Wedding Party of 12. We MIGHT spend a little more than we originally thought but we did a really good job staying within our budget.

Post # 40
23 posts
  • Wedding: March 2015

We spent 26k on wedding, 36k including honeymoon and all rings including engagement ring. We had 50 people and our wedding was in Blaine, WA. That total includes every possible detail that you can think of (from my dress, down to extra safety pins to have in a dress emergency) plus we spent 5 nights at a hotel before and during the wedding as we were moving from Canada to the US at that time. So also included in that total is all of our meals at restaurants during that time. 

Post # 41
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Our budget is 40k but we are probally going to spend around 50k when all is said and done. Im located in NYC and expecting 85-100 guests. 

Post # 42
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Budget was 15k but it will be around 27k including honeymoon and wedding bands we are in northern Virginia and are having around 100 people 

Post # 43
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Our budget was $28k & it had to include my dress, veil, shoes, hair, makeup, hair for my bridesmaids, & gifts for our parents & bridal party. It didn’t include our rehearsal dinner…that was paid separately by my husband’s parents. They gave us a couple thousand towards the wedding too, & the rest was from my parents. It was my dream wedding. I went all out on flowers & centerpieces, had an open bar, amazing chicken & prime rib dinner! We had a photo booth, caricature artist, awesome DJ, uplighting, & our last name lit up on the dance floor 🙂 I had an amazing dress (in my opinion lol), custom veil (the length made it custom)…I literally got EVERYTHING I wanted & more. We had $3,000 left over.

*my husband paid for our rings & honeymoon so those weren’t included*

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by Peanut-Sue.
Post # 44
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We didn’t really have a budget since we both know we’re reasonable and only choose things that one or both of us REALLY want. I kind of hoped to be around 25k, and it’s going to be closer to 30k in the end, excluding the honeymoon (we’re doing 2 weeks in Europe so Lord knows how much that will cost). It’s a 200 person wedding in central FL.

*the 30k includes our rings, my dress, and bridal party presents*

Post # 45
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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Unique717:  we were really naive and wanted to spend 10-15K and have a small wedding, now we are having a medium sized wedding and it will be closer to 30K.

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