- 10 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Well planning a wedding on a budget of 5k seemed possible before I actually started… I can do alot myself and theres only gonna be like 75 guests at the most.
We want a rustic farm/ barn wedding. So we found a few lesser known and cheaper farm venues for only 1k but then realized there is NO indoor section which i don’t like. And after seeing the price of the big white tents its pointless…
I found another venue that is IMPOSSIBLE to get a hold of. They emailed me with a 1700 price but I’m trying to find out what that includes. They do have a gorgeous barn which is really my dream. So lets say for the heck of it that for 1700 i can have the barn and the farm for the weekend for the wedding.
Now rough list of catering which i’ll prolly go as cheap as possible on since i’m not super picky. so idk say 500?
dress is gonna be atleast a couple hundred… I found on i like online that 450 and thats even looking impossible right now. alterations and veil and accesories…
photographer, videographer, DJ… I’m gonna go as affordable as possible but we are still looking at say 1500 ATLEAST for all three…
Chairs and tables, decorations, favors, centerpieces and idk what else but i’m sure i’m missing alot.
wedding night hotels, gas to get to this place thats 3 hours away because ofcourse everything near me is upwards of 5k for just the venue.
Invitations wont cost us much more then shipping and paper/envelopes/ink because im doing them myself (i’m a graphic designer)
I know its going to turn into a few hundred here and there and this 5k dollar budget is looking impossible. We still need to buy rings and pay for a honeymoon too. We can save up 6k in the next year and i have 1k saved already but thats including rings and honeymoon. Is this possible? When people talk about 5k dollar weddings are they doing it like in a backyard somewhere or getting a lot of free services? Cus i just want to be realistic.