Post # 1
I’ve always found budget posts really fascinating, with a huge range of numbers, geographical locations etc. But, is the range similar if a couple is paying for everything (and I mean everything) themselves? Apparently it’s quite common now, so I’m curious 🙂
What’s your budget?
Where is your wedding being held?
How many people are you planning on having attend?
How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending?
To answer my own question:
$15,000 (so scary!)
Combination of savings and purchases as they come up
out of checking
Post # 49
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
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
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
OH, forgot-that includes my photographer too!
Post # 53
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
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
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
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
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
Bay Area, CA – city not yet determined
125 people max, including some maybes & +1s, possibly less.
Funding from Savings
Post # 59
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
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
Budget is $15-20K
Wedding held in Katy,TX
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…