(Closed) If you’re paying entirely for your own wedding, what’s your budget?

posted 13 years ago in Money
Post # 49
23 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Budget: $17K (including engagement ring, honeymoon, plane tickets x 4 as wedding is somewhat of a destination for us, and weekend activities)

 Locations: Stanley, ID (in the sawtooth mountains)

# Guests: 90-120 

 Funding: We saved for a few years. However, as we’ve been going we have paid "out of pocket", keeping the money in the wedding savings acct. We’ll keep the leftover money and put it towards the future.  

When: 8-8-09, However, this is a weekend wedding lasting around 3 days

Post # 50
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What’s your budget?$7000 (includes everything).

Where is your wedding being held? Knoxville TN

How many people are you planning on having attend? <50

How are you funding? Good tax returns and work bonuses

Post # 51
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What’s your budget? Under $5k (includes rehearsal dinner, my dress, reception, gifts for attendants, wedding bands, florals, cake, honeymoon-a full week in the mountains and church fees. Does not include my engagement ring, my daughters dress or my son’s attire-they are boy/girl 5 year old twins and are going to be the flower girl and ring bearer)

Where is your wedding being held? SW Georgia (I live in a small town) We are getting married in the chapel at our church & the reception is in the church social hall (we have a REALLY nice social hall-very recently remodeled, very tastefully decorated)

How many people are you planning on having attend? 125-150

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? Saving, saving, saving.

I’m the original budget bride! I have a mortgage & kids now-as a sped teacher, every penny counts! We are having a morning wedding and a brunch reception. I am burning a CD for favors and getting my cake from a grocery store bakery)

Post # 52
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

OH, forgot-that includes my photographer too!

Post # 53
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Our budget:  25K including everything except the e-ring.

Where:  our hometown of Tucson , Arizona (but we live currently in Houston)

# of People:  We are shooting for 120-130 people

Paying:  Savings, Incremental Spending, and some cutting back on other things (no loans, credit cards)

We just bought a house, but still have many empty rooms because we just don’t want to spend the money on furniture right now.

Post # 54
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My budget is 15K. Doesn’t include the bands or the honeymoon (which was a gift from my parents) It costs SOOOO much to feed that many people! 12K of our budget is literally reception plus photographer. The rest of it I’ve pretty much made myself, or enlisted my mom or bridesmaids, right down to the bridesmaid dresses, invitations ($150 for about 100, impressive? yes i think so!), serving sheet cake, etc.

Post # 55
27 posts
  • Wedding: June 1010

Budget? 10, 000 (includes honeymoon)

Where? Destination Wedding in Negril, Jamaica

How many people? 20-25 (only close friends and fam, wanted to keep it small and casual)

Ages? We are both 25

How are you funding? Cold hard cash. We’re paying for it ourselves a little bit at a time. The destination wedding was more suitable for us for this reason because we don’t feel pressure to put up a lot of money for deposits and such up front. 


Post # 56
5278 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Budget: $8000 (does not include honeymoon, my E Ring, or our wedding bands, but does include everything else) My parents gave us $2000 and we are paying for the rest.

Where: Austin, TX

When: Sunday Evening (We saved over $1000 by not doing it on a Saturday)

How many People: 100

Ages: We are both 25

How are you funding: Savings Only! 



Post # 57
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

BUDGET: We’re looking at $20-30,000 not including honeymoon or rings.

GUESTS: 100-150 people

LOCATION: Chicago suburbs

WHEN: Sunday (early evening?) dinner reception

AGES: 27 & 29

FUNDING: From savings

Post # 58
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010


Bay Area, CA – city not yet determined

125 people max, including some maybes & +1s, possibly less.

Funding from Savings

Post # 59
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Budget: We’re aiming for $10K but it will probably be somewhere between $12-15K (including rings and "mini-moon")

Location: Destination wedding at Cili Restaurant, Las Vegas

Date/Time: Sept 9, 2009 @ Noon

Attending: 35 guests

Ages: 32 & 27

Payment: Credit card (in case we have to refute any charges)

Post # 60
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

What’s your budget? 3,000 not inclunding honeymoon 

Where is your wedding being held? 30mins south of Boston,MA

How many people are you planning on having attend?  50-60  but will porbably end up in the high 40s due to the weird time/day(Thursday @ 2pm)

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? Me and Fiance are paying for EVERYTHING; savings and Incremental spending most def also i am a HUGE DIYer, i am DIY almost everything decoration related

Post # 61
1205 posts
Bumble bee

Budget is $15-20K

Wedding held in Katy,TX

250-300 people

We are waiting until 2010 so that we will have as little debt as possible.  Incremental spending is our plan, but we’re saving like crazy for the big stuff – the venue – which includes everything except flowers and photography.  I’m DIYing everything I can get my hands on.

I’m an encore and he’s never been married.  We’re 30 and 32 currently, but will be 31 and 34 by the time of the wedding…


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