(Closed) October Brides : How much do you have paid off?

posted 6 years ago in October 2014
Post # 16
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We are extremely lucky, since the whole reception (including venue, music, decor, floral arrangements…) and honeymoon are being paid for by our parents.

We still have to pay for the Church, the floral arrangements at the Church, the music for the ceremony, the invitations, the photographer and the videographer.

My grandmother (who is a professional seamstress) is making my gown, my baptism godparents are paying for my shoes, and my sister gave me my earrings this past Xmas.

Post # 18
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have spent $3251.90 and I have 7,384.10 to pay for

So far this is what I have bought 

Dress, tulle, Wedding bands, Venue (paid in full), Save the Dates, invitations, postage, Photography deposit ($750), Supplies to make custom hangers, DJ Deposit ($135), Card box, Table number supplies (still need 11 picture frames) Memory book, Some of the stuff for the bridesmaids gifts, a completely unneccesary wedding planner binder, some flowers for my bouquet (I am making my bouquets from silk flowers), Catering deposit ($500), Deposit for grooms tux, Veil, and the gift we gave our bestman when asking to be a part of our wedding. 

We still have so much to pay for :/

Post # 19
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

venue for ceremony/reception: estimated 5-6k, paid so far $1000

officiant: estimated 600, paid so far $250

photographer: estimated 2800, paid so far $1600

videographer: estimated 700, paid $300 so far

cake: TBD

hotel: TBD

transportation: TBD

flowers: TBD

stationary: TBD


ahhh lots of stuff TBD. i feel so behind!

Post # 20
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Let’s see… things on top of my head


Decorator: $500 of $1980

Reception: $1000 of $16,000 (200 guests)

Photographer: $2,200 of $6,400 (12 hrs photo coverage, engagement photos, gown rental, make up + hair, evening dress rental), second payment is due next month when I take my engagement photo.. – $2,100

Tux: $620, Fiance bought two tux (buy 1 get one free, so $400), pair of shoes, ties 

Gown: $600 (it means a lot, I was modelling for my friend’s bridal store, and first time my Fiance saw me, I was in that gown)

Church: $350 of $ 1,350

Pre-Marriage course: $240 for two days intense session

Flower: $0 of $450 (bridal party flower, bride + groom and parents)

Centrepiece: $200 – 25 white latern

a pair of vintage bride cage for cards: $35 



Post # 21
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Just curious…I have my deposits paid for everything but my vendors don’t require final payment until two weeks out or the day of. Are y’all paying your vendors early?  We have the cash to pay them but have just been sitting on it until closer to the wedding. 

Post # 22
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014


The he rings and dress are paid off. Alterations are estimate and 739 is paid of the honeymoon. YAY!! 

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