- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
What do you guys think of this wedding budget? This is long.. I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read it!
My ceremony & reception will be held at the same place.
Ceremony + Venue + Food + Drinks – $9500
(For 75 people.)
5 hours of open bar, top shelf premium alcohol, frozen margarita maker, coffee bar with bushmills, baileys etc, and non-alcoholic frozen beverages for kids, including bartender fee–Yummy cocktails are very important to me.
2 Hors d’oeuvres to be passed during cocktail hour (undecided on which ones???)
buffet dinner – 2 entrees, 1 starch, 1 salad, croissants + rolls, 2 vegetables. nothing fancy but the food is actually really good.
chairs, tables, flatwear + satin overlays and chair bows for tables and chairs. Basically everything except for centerpieces.
use of the entire venue (bride/groom room, pool table room, etc) for 10 hours, from 12-10pm the day of.
wedding planner from time of booking through wedding day
ceremony officiant fee
+ a free night stay in their veryyyy nicee hotel (~400$)
Why I really like this is that they will do EVERYTHING the day of so I or my FAMILY don’t have to.
$9500 – includes, tax fees and service charge/tip
more expensive because it’s a saturday in june (tourism is biggest in the summer here) and the venue is legit gorgeous!
Photography – $2500
Includes 10 hours of photography day of
wedding slideshow video online and on dvd
engagement slideshow video online and on dvd leatherette boutique case for dvd
2 photographers on the day of
3 hour engagement session 1 large photobook (20 sides)
800+ images (black/white of everything, hi res of everything, and facebook ready everything) w/ rights to use as i’d like
cousin of friend so although i don’t expect a discount, it is nice that i *know* her.
Cupcakes + Cake: $300.00 for 100 gourmet freaking adorable cupcakes from a gourmet cupcake store. 5 flavors, chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, mocha and pecan caramel + one small plain white delicious buttercream cake for cutting purposes. These are so adorable and I’m so happy with them. The buttercream is MMM and the topings they put on top are so cute.
Hair & Makeup (airbrush) for bridal party. – $1000.00 For 5 of us + my 10 year old niece is free (VERY light makeup, but she definitely gets an updo)
Done on location at venue. 2 different people/companies, one for hair, one for makeup. All of us can all be done in 4 hours. I know this is expensive but this is also very important to me because I want to pamper everyone..we love getting our hair and makeup done!
Also included in this 1000 is manicures & pedicures for the group prior to wedding.
Centerpieces – $1000 Still toying with this but on the high side- I am thinking $100 max per table and I only want 10 tables (80 max ppl) I like tall vases filled with those little balls inside and then a carnation pomander at the top? or i could go opposite and do low to the table floral arrangements. I am planning on doing flower centerpieces for most and using candles, mirrors, etc.
Flowers – $500
$500 does not include the price of my pomander balls. Price for those is included in the centerpiece budget but they can also be hung on the pews in the chapel before being moved to the reception. $500 for bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, jm bm and flower girl bouquet, + bouts.
Invitations and save the dates – $300
Including everything (postage, envelopes, etc) this is on the cheap side but I will, more than likely, go cheap on invites. very simple. plus I don’t have to send out too many given my small guest list.
DJ and Uplighting $1100
Dj is 700$, Uplighting is 400$ DJ for 5 hours, including fee for drive out to venue.. Music during cocktail time then will dj/announce the rest of the night cause I dont want someone I know to do it and be unprofessional.
I may skip uplighting given the fact that it’s a summer wedding, and the sun wont set until 8ish…and there are tons of windows.. Basically, my uplighting would only be used for a couple of hours..BUT i really want uplighting..always have…soo we will see:)
Total so far – $16200 ( i think…?? i added quickly..)
My dad is giving me $25000 but I want to end at 20,000$ and spend 5gs on the honeymoon.
Not included: attire for us (a gift), Lodging, Rings, Bridesmaid or Best Man Groomsmen gifts, rehearsal dinner and our joint bach party which is going to be a parrrrrrrrrrrrtty
So what have I missed and not accounted for?
If we can (legally) we will do fireworks over the lake at the end of the night. ~500.00
Jury is still out on favors but I’m thinking they will be small red boxes at place setting, filled with candy. I think favors are silly and get left behind so I want them to be something I will eat. Or maybe a red themed candy bar? (red is my color)
Thanks..sorry this was all over the place!