(Closed) My First Post about my intended Budget!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely suggest that you look at everything that you want included in your wedding to help determine your budget. I understand that you have skill in event planning, but if you did, you would probably know that it would be EXTREMELY difficult to even FEED 200 people with $2000. That would put you at $10/person for food, and that would leave nothing in your budget for anything else.

I would suggest reducing your guest list if you want to keep at $2000, or you may have to increase your budget.

Just for the record, I DIY’d most of my wedding, I had a guest list of 200+ people, I was able to get catering for $12.50/person (and I had a cultural wedding using West African food), and kept my budget w/o rings & honeymoon at $15k.

You may be able to do a 200 person wedding for $8k – $10k, but it would be extremely hard at $2k.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@TriMad23: I wish you luck..I know that many bees have accomplished planning beautiful weddings for $2000 but I know that theyre guest lists were not as large as yours. I understand from your previous posts that youve done church gatherings for under $2000 for the amount of guests but with weddings theres a lot more there that you need to look into (dress, photography, cake, ext) unless you plan on eliminating the usual standard items from your budget. I would rather have my guests be 100% comfortable with less guests then have 200 guests be uncomfortable because my budget was limited, if that makes sense. Im just saying that weddings are much more than catering costs only.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

As the PP stated at 200 guests $2000 is $10 pp. Even using half your budget on catering at $5pp that is only feasible if you plan on having a hotdog/hamburger type foods. If that is what you envision then absolutley go for it, but if you want a plated/buffet style prime rib/fish dinner then I doubt youll be able to stretch your budget that far.

Post # 7
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5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i assume this is a dry wedding?

Post # 8
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2822 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wish you the best of luck and I hope your wedding turns out perfect! I think you can do it! 🙂

Post # 9
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878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Can you come to boston and cut me a deal on catering? Tongue out I’m jealous, good luck, keep us updated on your budget.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You said: The hubby to be will be taking care of every he needs and those items.

Does that mean your $2k budget doesn’t include the grooms attire? So the $2k isn’t really for everything? Just what you are paying for?

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ah okay, so your ENTIRE budget is not $2000…just what you are spending. I was confused at first by that.

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