(Closed) I’m just very curious, how much are you spending on your decorations?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: How much are you spending for flowers, chair covers, ANY decorations, etc?
    2,000 and under : (65 votes)
    52 %
    2,000-4,000 : (27 votes)
    22 %
    4,000-7,000 : (14 votes)
    11 %
    7,000-10,000 : (6 votes)
    5 %
    10,000-14,000 : (6 votes)
    5 %
    14,000-18,000 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    18,000-23,000 : (2 votes)
    2 %
    23,000 and higher : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    5073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We’re not doing chair covers. . table cloths are provided by the hall.

    The only thing we bought were pillar candle holders for each table and it came to about $400.00.

    Lighting provided by hall.  .. I am DIYing bouquets but there won’t be flowers on the tables or anything.  The ceremony area is already completely decorated by the hall.    

    Post # 4
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    Whoah… $23k and higher just for decorations? I voted the lowest you gave because we’re not budgeting more than $500-800 for decorations. If I can’t have everything for under that, then I can’t have it, period. We’re looking at venues that are already very beautiful on their own so not much has to be done by us.

    Post # 5
    2183 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

    Wow, you expect to spend a lot! haha

    My lighting came with my DJ…

    My centerpieces were probably around $300, and the rest may have totaled $300.

    Post # 6
    70 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m not totally sure yet, but we’ve budgeted about 8K. We have 200 people so that’s 30 centerpieces and we’re doing an Indian ceremony so the ceremony itself will cost a lot to decorate with the mandap and flowers. We’re not totally sure yet though – hopefully it will be less! Indian weddings are expensive, and we’re on the low end of family and friends. :/

    Post # 7
    11166 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I think I will end up in the $7-10K category.

    My flowers alone are almost $5K. Of course the decor and atmosphere is most important to me closely followed by food so I’m really not too surprised.

    Post # 8
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I’m having my reception in an inn that has been around since the late 1800’s… so there’s really no decorating I need to do! There’s already furniture and decor all over the place, and we have free roam of all the rooms. There’s even a really cool old phonebooth upstairs. They also provide the centerpieces and floral arrangements… I pretty much lucked out on this one!

    Post # 9
    2755 posts
    Sugar bee

    Ah, I forgot about flowers since we’re not doing that. I understand how flowers can get into the high-price ranges!

    Post # 10
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It was hard for me to vote $2-4k because to me that sounds like a lot, but I think my total will be just over $2000. I was lucky to find a venue that included really nice linens, chargers, and chiviari chairs in the rental cost, so I ‘splurged’ on my flowers and I may get lighting through my DJ at a crazy discounted price. Plus I know I’ve spent a few hundred on all the random things like tons of votives and little knock knacks for the tables.

    Post # 11
    2891 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I don’t know as I am just buying a little at a time and I am not sure I really want to know 🙁

    Post # 12
    4675 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I voted $2,000 and under.  As I know I’m not spending THAT much… To be honest I have been buying a little bit at a time, so I really have no clue!

    Post # 13
    1252 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    My venue was pretty unique and didn’t require too much in terms of decoration.  Still came in around $3K including:  Chair rental, upgraded linens, floral centerpieces & ceremony flowers, rented furniture (leather ottomans), and some LED uplights that I should try to resell if I ever get around to it 🙂

    Post # 14
    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Somewhere between 3 and 4K… I never thought it would be that much but small things add up fast! My venue is totally bare too though (they provide only the tables and chairs).

    Post # 15
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    for the ceremony and reception we probably spent somewhere between $7K-$8K.  That includes flowers, chuppah, candles and holders, uplighting, linnens and all the little odds and ends.

    Post # 16
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    That is a lot of money for decorations, it seems! My centerpieces were DIY and the DJ and venue provided lighting and tablecloths.

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