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

posted 13 years ago in Money
Post # 77
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

What’s your budget?

No more than $15,000. (Not including rings or honeymoon)  Right now we’re under budget by quite a bit.

Where is your wedding being held?

Northern Indiana

How many people are you planning on having attend?

100 – 125

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending?

Savings…mostly what was leftover from my college fund.  Thank goodness for state schools and scholarships.

Ages?

We’re both 27.

Post # 78
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What’s your budget? $30,000 (not including wedding rings and honeymoon, but we are paying for the parties and rehearsal dinner).

Where is your wedding being held? New Orleans at Southern Oaks Plantation.  (For around $18,500, they basically cover all food, flowers, music, ceremony and open bar).

How many people are you planning on having attend? 200

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? All savings. 

Post # 79
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201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

our wedding budget is 10k. I am a big bargain shopper with expensive taste! we are wedding planning and buying a home so we dont want to spend too much on our wedding rather put it in the home!

Post # 80
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What’s your budget? 2,500!

Where is your wedding being held? We are having the ceremony at a nice court house (just $190) and we are paying for what we all wear and photographer. My Parents are paying for the backyard ceremony (like 1,000) and we are paying for our own honeymoon ($600)

How many people are you planning on having attend? 80 people

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? My Parents are paying for the reception, we are paying out of pocket for everything else, and the only thing on a credit card is our rings (which we have paid more then half of down payment) and it doesnt hurt that my uncles restaurant is cathering for a great discount

 

Post # 81
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937 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lets see…

Budget? – $35K

Where? – At an art museum in Baltimore, MD

How Many? – 120-150 ppl

How? – IDK!! lol. We have a decent amount in savings. But I’m in real estate and he is a mortgage broker. I show the properties and funds the deals. So essentially we both get paid on every deal that we do. So I get paid twice. lol 

Post # 82
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Budget? – $5-6 K

Where? – Mountain resort (hopefully!)

How Many? – Around 70 people

How? – You tell me!! The date will be something like Jan 2014 to give us time to save… incremental spending, savings, etc… no credit cards except for reserving.

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Another MA bride here 🙂 Our wedding is on a Sunday, more for convenience than any due to traveling to our location. From 3-8. We would of paid the same amount for saturday so the price of the day wasn’t a factor!

What’s your budget? $12,000 w/out honeymoon (add about $2,000 which we can afford, but doing a honeymoon registry so we are not sure what it will end up costing)

Where is your wedding being held? Northern Mass. about 20 minutes from NH/MA line

How many people are you planning on having attend? 100-120

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? We are paying for everything ourselves. CASH. NO credit cards, or loans.  Most of which has been saved since we got engaged. We are just about at our savings goal, and will continute to save for our first house together. Only thing we haven’t purchased is my wedding dress and veil because my mom surprised me and paid for it 🙂

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

What’s your budget? Less than 3k, the less the better!!! 

Where is your wedding being held? Southeast MO, Outside, reception in a barn ($125 venue? Yes please!) 

How many people are you planning on having attend? 100-120

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? We are pretty much paying for it on our own with cash. My parents want to help a little and his parents will pay for the rehearsal dinner, it won’t be fancy at all. We don’t believe in using loans/CCs to pay for a one day event and then spend 5 years paying it off. All projects are going to be DIY and we’re having a lot of fun so far!

Ages: I’m 25, he’s 26

Post # 85
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Bee Keeper

What’s your budget? It was supposed to be around $10k but it will probably end up being more like $15k.

Where is your wedding being held? Las Vegas, NV at the Mirage

How many people are you planning on having attend? 20-25

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? A bit of all three, though the credit card portion is only because we have a cash back card so we’re charging to the cash back card and immediately paying it off with cash. Yay for free money! He’s mainly saving for the big ticket items and I’m mainly spending as I find things.

Ages: I’m 23, he’s 33 (24 and 34 at the time of the wedding).

Post # 86
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our budget is $40k. $35k is being funded by Fiance and I (cash). My parents gave us $5k. FI’s parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner. We live in the North Chicago suburbs but are getting married on Sanibel Island, FL. We will be having 65 adults and 7 children. Our budget does not include my e-ring or wedding band or our honeymoon.

Post # 87
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Budget: 5 – 6k not including honeymoon (which is still up in the air)

Where: Atlanta, GA

Guests: Around 30, immediate family and close friends only.

Funding: From our savings. We want to buy a house ASAP, so the goal was to spend as little as possible while still having something nice. So we chose to do an intimate morning wedding. I am DIYing a lot, including my dress, and we are skipping the extras we don’t care about like a limo (our venue is just a block from our apartment anyway), professional flowers, a band (we probably won’t even have dancing so what’s the point), a wedding cake (assorted mini desserts instead), videography, etc. I’m happy with our choices although sometimes I wish we were just eloping. I’m not sure the money will be worth it but I didn’t want to take a chance on regretting not having the memories.

Ages: 23 and 28

Post # 88
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What’s your budget? 15K not including rings or honeymoon. Also my mom owns a prominent Bakery in washington so she is covering the cost of the food, cake and all rentals since she gets a vendor discount. 

 Where is your wedding being held? Gig Harbor, Washington 

How many people are you planning on having attend? 100-120

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? We are good savers so mostly using savings, and incremental spending, I have started planning early and have broken down monthly what to purchase each month so we can stay in our budget. I also plan on DIY projects. 

Ages: I am 24 and he is 26 

Post # 89
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@MegK

What’s your budget? The “Budget/Goal” is $10,000…Its not super strict and we’re on pace to go wayyyyy over….but eh…whatever.

Where is your wedding being held? Near Orlando, Florida.

How many people are you planning on having attend? We’re inviting ~200

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? Cash

Post # 90
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What’s your budget? $20K was the original budget, but we are most likely going to be closer to 23K

Where is your wedding being held? 2 hours north of Toronto, ON in cottage country

How many people are you planning on having attend? 100

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending? I refuse to go into debt for the wedding. I hate owing money. We don’t spend any extra money on miscellaneous things, everything extra goes to our wedding account. I also got another job, so all of that income goes to the wedding as well. Both of us have tuition credits to use for income tax returns, so that will be about a third of the wedding paid for just with that.

Post # 91
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What’s your budget?  £3,000   ($4,500)    not including the honeymoon.

Where is your wedding being held? At a hotel 25 miles from where we live.

How many people are you planning on having attend? 20-25

How are you funding? Credit cards? Savings? Incremental spending?  Already fully paid in cash

Ages: I will be 51 and he will be 50  when we get married. 

 

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@Aure:

The Mirage is where we are going for our honeymoon!  

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