Post # 107
Wow, I’m in awe of so many people on this thread! If anyone lives near Austin, TX, could you link me to some of the vendors? Haha.
I’ve considered this. Thai beach wedding for around 3,000$ for everything included. Of course you’d have to pay for attire, honeymoon, rings, airfare, etc., but most of the stuff for the day of is covered.
Post # 108
I was an accountant before so I have been keeping very close track of everything including gifts for hostess of bridal luncheons. I can honestly say that when I see it in black and white I think…I should have eloped lol
Post # 109
My whole budget was $7,000 [from both of our parents]. We had an outdoor wedding with about 300 guests and managed to do it all for about $5,000!
We definitely were blessed by knowing the right people. We got married outside and just happened to know someone with a big tent. My dad did the catering. We had a good friend give us a great deal on photography…we really were blessed.
That doesn’t include the honeymoon or the rings.
Post # 110
my wedding isnt till 2012 and so FAR
$2000 dress my mom paid thanks mom
$300 for ceramony site
$8000 for reception hall for 100 people
$3000 for pictures and video
and still going and going and going OMG!!!!!!
Post # 111
everything (including rings, honeymoon, rehearsal dinner) $62,000. We had 175 guests.
Post # 112
original budget: 10k…
but this is including rings, a gifted luxury cruise for our honeymoon + the florist and church which my parents paid for. The rest was us, and a 4k loan…and a two year engagement. We could only afford 65 guests, believe it or not.
Post # 113
bump….especially want to hear from Tri-State area brides
Post # 114
wow I thouhgt I was doing good until I saw majority of these posts… I’m expecting to be about $20,000. 100 people invited.
DIY card box $15
DIY thank you cards, place card holders/place cards $free
DIY favours ~ $60
Food + alcohol (~10,000 ?)
DJ ceremony/cocktail hr/reception/dance $1200
Decor Flowers $60
Bouquet (undetermined ~ $100)
Chair and Linnen Rental (~$400)
Solid blue colour aisle runner ~ $200
Save the Dates/lawn Signs/just married car magnet/directional sign/groom hat/ monogram t-shirt $50
3 nights in cottage up north ~$900
Rehearsal/family dinner night before potluck/bbq ~ $ 100
Wedding Dress $995 + alterations (dont know yet)
Groom suit $800 Calvin Klein (bought for other occasions too, so does that count?)
Post # 115
Trust me, budgets range from $2000 to $150,000. There is no norm.
Post # 116
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We haven’t done a final tally, but based on our estimates, it was probably about $30,000. We had 80 guests + two of us. We spent another $3-4000 or so on our honeymoon, but that was all paid for with money we got as gifts.
Post # 117
I know this post is old, but it’s still a great reference!
I have a new budget that is for our elopement/private wedding.
17% $798.19 Attire – dress/shoes/sash/hairpiece; suit
28% $1,325.00 Photographer – engagements done in our town, 2 hour elopement photography on location (two different photographers)
15% $675.80 Ceremony – marriage license, officiant, park passes, FI’s ring
13% $599.88 Details – three course dinner, mini wedding cake, bouquet, boutinerre, sparkling wine, champagne flutes
21% $995.02 Lodging – 2 nights at Canada’s #2 logde resort (elopement package also includes two breakfasts
6% $261.00 Hair/Makeup artist plus her travel fee
We plan to make this a 2 week honeymoon, so that part has not been budgetted.
Post # 118
Our wedding cost about $15, 500 for 80 people. It’s hard to calculate all the individual items as the venue was very inclusive – centerpieces, favours, bar, food, rental items…
Our clothes: $1700
Band (ceremony and reception): $1500
Horse and wagon : $800
Invitations: $100 (including postage)
Guest book: $20
Marriage license: $140
Bridesmaid gifts: $90
Groomsmen gifts: $60
MC Gifts: $40
Hot beverage bar: $40
Post # 119
Not including honeymoon, about $30k. Including honeymoon (not yet booked), $36-40k?
This is for a 150 person wedding, including dress, hair, makeup, rings, etc.
Post # 120
So far I’m at…
Venue (includes dinner, open bar, & table linens for 250 guests) – appx. $15,000.
Dress & Sash – $2500
Photographer – $2600
E-session & prints – $175
So, we’re over 20k and not at all close to being finished. Our original budget was 15k but my Mom has suddenly become Super Mother of the Bride and is sparing no expense. Trust me, on my own I would’ve never come close to this, just looking at the price of our venue makes me want to faint – but I suppose I have to keep in mind that feeding 250 people was going to be expensive, no matter what we did.
Post # 121
We’re teethering at just over $11k but that may go up $2k more with the addition of guests.
My Dress – $922
Reception Venue -$3500
Photog – $3000
Shoes for me, mom and BMs -$230
My jewelry – $200
Makeup for me and BMs – $120
DIY invites -$280
Cake – $485
Pastor and Praise Dancers – $200
Favors – $300
Other Decor – $160
Groomsmen & Bridesmaid or Best Man Gifts – $430
Transport – $500