Post # 1
Fall themed october wedding with 180 people
Tables (Linens, Centerpieces, tables, chairs, etc) – 593.00
Attire (includes dress, alterations, tux, accessories) – 639.00
Ceremony (Includes Venue, Chairs, Decorations, Officient, and flowers) – 710.00
Reception (Catering, Booxe, misc decorations) – 5872.00
Invitations (invitations, RSVP, and Postage for both – 227.00
Photographer (family friend) – 400.00
DJ with lights and etc for 5 hours (friend) – 400.00
Rings – 250.00
Misc (jr bm dress, Flower Girl dress, and hair and make up) – 130.00
TOTAL – 9221.00
I am incredibly proud of myself.
Post # 3
Can’t wait to see pictures!
Post # 6
Thats great! Ours is around 6k right now, but we’re only having about 70 guests!
Post # 7
Thank you honestly if we broke everything up and told you what I spent on each thing people would be blown away. I cant believe I did it. My mom told me the other day that I should be a budget bride wedding planner because of how awesome everything turned out. We arent going to have a fancy caterered feast but we will have yummy italion beef and pasta, our plates are going to be smarty had a party plastic plates, and our booze will only be consumed on a beer wine soda basis…whoop. Im super excited. And after all that we get a free meeting room at the hotel to have an after party until 2am and free accomadations the night of for me and hubby. We did a lot of planning early because that is what turns out the best deals.
Post # 8
@allyfally: That is really good as well. When I first got on here I stalked everyones budget recap and said that a 10K budget was impossible and everyone told me to trim my guestlist. I really did try and then one night my Fiance went to take one of my best friends from highschool and I kind of lost it…we were at like 86 trying to get down to 70…and I was just depressed. I decided to have a nice party and just leave out the more unneccesary things. I wish I didnt have such a ginormous family (well fI mostly)
Post # 9
@Waitingbee57: Me and my Fiance are lucky because we both have really small families. I’d be freaking out if I had tons of family I had to invite.
Post # 10
@allyfally: our guest list when we first started planning was some outrageous number over 250 I said..NO! Now we cut it down. We are inviting 189 people I have 2 budgets worked out…One for 160 and one for 180 the only difference in 160 is it comes out to 8.5K or something a little higher.
Post # 10
Waitingbee57: That is awesome!!!!! Waaay to go! We’re on a shoestring of 6K and it will be a tight ship to keep it under that number, so we shall see… Congrats on the awesome budgeting! Keep it up in life and it’ll amazing what you can accomplish!