(Closed) Is Cost of Wedding.com accurate for your wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

we’re spending way more haha but we’re also having 300 people.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We spent less, but I feel this is way off.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

ETA- I saw it breaks it down by cost (photographer, flowers, attire) and feel this is much more realistic. I can see where girls spent this amount, but left out some of the categories. We were married on my parents farm so the venue was pretty much free and our jewelery was way under budget because we went with very simple bands.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

for my area it says:

“spend between $18,726 and $31,210 total for Market Summary

The totals above are based on the average number of guests estimated between 120 and 134. A single guest could add between $177 and $216 to the overall cost of your wedding.”

and thats why i’m going to vegas ladies.

i do feel like its fairly accurate.  my friend is paying about $16,000 for her reception and ceremony. no cake. no photog. no dj. has to supply her own officiant.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It says our range is between $27,209 – $45,349 for 252 – 265 guests. Our budget is within that amount, however, it’s for 80 guests. Eek! Then again, I’m not sure if that budget includes the same items as our.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Okay. Mine is difficult since I am combining two states. My venue and some of my vendors will be from WV and the others will be in Pittsburgh. (it’s only a 20 min drive from each other)

WV-$14,530 and $24,216 (for 98-112 guests)

PA -$18,726 and $31,210 (for 122-136 guests)

It really is funny how the area works. The country club down the street from my house has a $2500 rental fee, dinner plates start at $50, buffet starts at $60 while the country club in WV is only $400 rental fee, plates start at $19, and buffet starts at $25. Even the rental items are higher in Pittsburgh. A tent at one rental company in Pittsburgh is $1000 and the same tent in WV is $500. Crazy.

We are trying to only spend $10k

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I live in Las Vegas and I can see those of us who live here having high-ish costs, but I hardly think their estimate is accurate with all of the elopments and small weddings that people who travel here tend to have. Our max budget is well below $16,786, their low end, let alone their high end of $27,976! Their estimates are for between 142 and 156 guests.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

based on the budget predictor, (with all the additional details checked off), the website predicts $36,524 and $60,873.  And we are definitely falling in to that bracket.  However if I just enter our zipcode then the range is too low.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We got a low priced venue and still spent a bit more than what wedding.com estimates for our area.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah… not so much. My zip code says about $18,000 to $30,000 for around 140 guests. We’ll be at a third of the lower number, but with about half that many guests. So, I don’t know, I guess that means they would expect $9,000 for our count? Maybe not that far off.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

That was pretty accurate, especially if you go through the breakdown.  The general estimate by zipcode was pretty close, but the other one was much closer, and the individual estimates were pretty on target also.  This would have prevented me from having so much protographer and DJ sticker shock. 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Pretty accurate. The average for me is between $20,500 and $34,500 for 131-145 guests. We’re spending about $45k for 180 guests.

Eep!!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

for 150ish guests it say about 20-32k in my area.. we had 100 guests and were around the 30k mark so no, because if I added 50 more guests it would have been more like 40k+

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

definately spending a bit more.

 

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