(Closed) maybe a weird question?

posted 8 years ago in Montreal
Post # 3
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not sure about Montreal specifically, but it will partly depend on your venue. The only thing that was per-guest for us was food. However, some venues charge per-guest. You can get married on nearly any budget. Start by looking at venues and getting prices from them. Then the caterer. Our wedding was $20k including rings and a local honeymoon. We had a modest wedding with 65 guests, but we weren’t obsessive about the budget. However, nothing was “wedding priced”. It just adds up quick.

Post # 4
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I agree.  It’s possible to have a wedding at any budget.  It might be more important to discuss what both of your individual expectations are for the type of wedding and the size guestlist, then look into average budgets for your area.  Price for person really varies.  You can have a wedding that cost $300/pp and have a 100 person wedding or a $100/pp wedding with 300 people.  Both would be the same budget. 

Post # 6
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Wedding dress prices are alll over the place.  Mine was under $1000 but I needed to get a custom length because I’m a shortie.  Then you add in tax and alterations and we’re at almost $2000.  Again, it just depends on what you want and how much you want to spend.  You could also get a dress used and that would cut down on cost.

Post # 7
2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree that you should start with your guest list and work from there. Especially because some venues have restrictions on a minimum or maximum number of people they can have.

Have you used the Budgeter tool on The Knot? I’ve found it very helpful in trying to decide how much I want to spend.

And yes, it is possible to find a dress for less than $1,000, but like hotwings said be careful to budget for tax and alterations!

Post # 8
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I will add to others, that at least in the US 10,000 and under is considered “low budget.” Not that there is anything wrong with doing things that way or the weddings are less special or great… but on average, 10,000 and under is “low budget” and will mean more work on you to DIY and cut area’s and potentially guests. 

Figuring guest lists and budgets are the first two steps… and the most stressful. 

It also depends what is important to you? Do you want a great photographer (one of the most worthy places for budget allowances imho), lighting, 5 star meals? A lot will also depend on the style of reception you want.

Dresses can be found under $1000 easy. And you can even find better dresses in that range “used” on websites like Preownedweddingdresses.com

Post # 10
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Salut Mouse Bride,

J’habite à Ottawa. Français c’est ma deuxième langue, mais je puis vous aider, je pense, avec tes questions.

Comes les autres avez dites, les coûts vraiment depend à l’heure de votre marriage (11h pour dîner our 18h pour souper) et le nombres de personnes (50% des coûts sont la réception). Ma marriage, en tout, c’est $25,000 pour 120 adultes avec souper (plated) et l’alcool (open bar, pour tout la nuit). Vous avez demander si les personnes seraient offended si ils doivent payer pour leur souper/nourriture. Ce n’est pas une pratique, que j’ai jamais entendu. Et je pense que des personnes, peut-etre vont penser que c’est ‘tacky.’

J’ai acheté ma robe de marriage pour $300 et c’est une Alfred Angelo ($1200 prix regulier).

Voici le spreadsheet que j’utilise pour mon buget


J’espère que ça vous aide ๐Ÿ™‚

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