Just being nosy … wedding budgets/cultural differences!posted 2 years ago in Money
- 2 years ago
we are in Ontario. Our budget is $20K. We havent finished the wedding planning process so I am not sure what the final amount will actually be.
Caremony- $ 1000
We are having a small intimate wedding with just immediate family at a cozy rustic restaurant. approx 40 guests.
We will not be having a DJ since we do not foresee anyone up and dancing after dinner.
We only have to mail out about 10 invitations. So we save there as well.
Our wedding bands will likely be around $2000 for both since we have already both been out looking and have one in mind.
I am currently looking for a cathedral veil and headpiece so I have no idead how much that will roughly cost same with hair and make-up
Bouquets, Grooms Tux, & Florist are on my To-Do list and I dont know the rough cost of those either.
Gifts for the wedding party will be about $1500 total.
- 2 years ago
- Wedding: September 2017
UK wedding, all approximate numbers. We’re having 74 guests (paid for the minimum of 80)
Budget was originally £25k but is now coming in at £34 (not including the honeymoon which was £4k)
Ceremony is at 2pm and we get moved out of our main recepton area and into the hotel bar at midnight. I’m assuming we’ll be going till at least 2 or 3 am.
£8k venue and food package (£70 per head for day + £22 per head for evening buffet)
£2k Drinks Package
£3k Dress and alterations
£2k other accessories (shoes, veil, robes, Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen shoes etc)
£500 Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses
£250 Bridal party makeup
£150 Bridal hair
£1.5k hotel rooms for us
£1k hotels for guests
£1.3k Venue decoration
I know there’s loads more. Our wedding is hopefully going to be really relaxed and we have really maxed ourselves out on good food and a great band to make the evening a great one for us to share with our friends and loved ones. I never ever ever thought I would spend so much money on a dress but in my mind and epic cake was always non-negotiable 😀 But to be fair I never thought I would have a big white wedding in the first place, even after we got engaged I thought we would either elope or have a family only and restaraunt evening affair.
A lot of cultural differences as I understand them from other posts on the Bee seem to centre around the run up the wedding (so many events and so much money!) I just get the impression a lot of the time that there seems to be so much that people will get offended about where weddings are concerend – in my experience here people just turn up to a wedding, have a good time, drink a bit too much and then leave having had a good day. There also seems to be a lot of huge expectations around (mainly American) wedding, I feel that here it’s still a bit more laid back.
- 2 years ago
Wow, thank you so much! Did you find that using a caterer was cheaper than going for a venue with a wedding package? That’s awesome she cooked from home, homemade food is always the best in my opinion. I have also considered looking at places slightly outside of where I live, but I don’t want to go too far that it’s inconvenient for both me and the guests, since most of my family is local. The cost of photographers is what stresses me out the most. It’s really expensive and I’m hoping to find someone we know who does it. Thank you for the tips! Will definitely keep this in mind.
- 2 years ago
- Wedding: July 2017
I’m from California, getting married in the Lake Tahoe area.
Our budget is was $55K now its around $75K (including honeymoon).
My breakdown is as follows:
Venue (includes lodging for 20 people for 5 days and 4 nights): $21,000
Catering: $12,500 not including alcohol my in laws are paying for all ofthat so idk how much that is
DJ (includes uplighting, ceremony music, reception music & MC, photobooth & attendant) $1650
Dress (plus alterations) $,3,400
Wedding party gifts: $500
My wedding ring: $825
Bridal party hair and makeup: $1,085
Flowers and venue decor: $5,000
Invites (we messed up 2 times ugh so these got expensive): $600
Cake (small cutting cake and nothing bundt cakes): $600
Hot mini donuts (late night snack): $850
Post wedding brunch for 120 people: $2,500
Honeymoon (11 days in Cancun): $6,000
Gifts for each other: $5,000