- 10 years ago
- Wedding: December 1969
So my dream of having a small simple weddiing on the water, something casual and fun maybe a clambake has been blown away. (The joys of having a mom who ran off to Vegas for her wedding.) My wonderful father has graciously given us an allowance of $30,000 for our wedding with whatever we don’t use we keep kind of thing. I was hoping before I was even engaged I could pull of a wedding for around $10,000….remember I wanted simple. I’m under 7 months from our wedding…save the dates have gone out…and we’re over $30,000 already. I want to vomit. My small casual clambake of a wedding has turned into something entirely different. I’m getting married in a freakin mansion for god’s sake! A place my mom really wanted me to get married at. And lucky for her the only place my fi also liked. (I keep telling myself that its his wedding too…)
The enconomy blows right now and i’m having a hard time with knowing $30,000 is being spent for a total of about 5 freakin hours!
I keep telling myself the day will be beautiful but how beautiful is that kind of money. Personally I think it looks better in my bank account!
I know a lot of people spend way over that for their wedding. But I just didnt’ want to be one of them. Thanks to theknot.com and my budget calculator I see what they thought I should spend and what I’m actually spending. I’ve done some stuff cheap but others not so much… so my question to you all now is this: what are you all spending on different things?
This is where my money went:
Rental of the mansion: $4200 (includes tent, tables, chairs, ceremony site.)
Catering: $17,500 for 150 ppl. (Its a buffet. Also includes all the flatware, linens, glasses, bar, cake, everything…Is that high????)
Florist: About $2000
Photographer: About $3000
DJ who is now doubling as ceremony musician: $1200
Dress without alterations: $800
Invitations I’m making by hand. We’re paying for the favors and limos and all….