Post # 137
siegeli: My fiance is Arabic, so not a fancy as Indian weddings, but still extravagant. Even though his family has told us that his guests will be generous with gifts, we’re not having a formal wedding to get money (I know that’s not what you said) or because a formal wedding is expected, but we’re doing it because we want a formal wedding. We planned our fianances to make it happen without debt, which had a huge factor in what we would and would not do. Also, my fiance has been in his career for a while and already has a house. If we didn’t have a house yet, I’m guessing that the wedding would look a lot different even though there are expectations and desires. Also the grand total does include our honeymoon.
Post # 138
Well I don’t have a budget breakdown yet (and it would be really hard to actually do, since the food was made by family members) but total I believe it came in right around $1700. No, I did not forget a zero, lol.
ETA: We had 90 guests, an open bar, and served everything buffet-style.
Post # 139
I just got engaged, but basing on what we can afford and what family will chip-in (guessing…the topic hasn’t been brought up), I want to say we cannot exceed $5,000. I think it’s doable for us, since we’re very low-key and don’t plan on anything huge. Not our style.
Post # 141
About 50k including gratuity but does not include honeymoon. I am very lucky my mother is paying for the majority of it except honneymoon, DJs, cigar roller, photo booth, & special lighting at reception.
Post # 142
Dinner/Drinks/Cake/Reception Venue = 12,000.00 (Gifted) Ceremony Venue = 2,500.00Dress & Veil = 1,200.00 (Gifted)Honeymoon = 2,500.00 (Don’t count this as we travel once a year anyway – this is our yearly trip.)E-Ring = 10,000.00 (Don’t really count this as this was my fiance’s choice)My wedding band = 1200.00His wedding band = 1000.00 Lodging = 1,000.00 (2 nights) Rehearsal Dinner = 3,000.00Photography = 1,000.00 Hair & Makeup = 600.00Linens = 800.00Decor = 400.00Flowers = 700.00 Paper Products (invites, menus, escort cards) = 150.00 Favors = 50.00
=38,100.00 TOTAL. Rings, Honeymoon, Rehearsal dinner etc.
My and my fiance’s contribution for day of wedding related expenses is less than 8000.00
Post # 143
All total it was about 75k.
Post # 144
EVERYTHING – including rings and honeymoon – right at $30k.
Wedding only – $22k
Rings – $1,500
Honeymoon – $6,500