(Closed) once again my modified wedding budget

posted 6 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

dress 340 with petti coat and shipping – maybe factor in shoes, jewelry and alterations if you’ll need them.

park rental 175

officiant 175 – does the officiant’s fee include the marriage license application?  Sometimes that is separate (get it from your county), somteimes it’s added in.

flowers 150

bridal party gifts 200 – how many gifts does that come to? Price per gift?

photos 120-200 depending on who i choose

restauranthopefully nomore than 400-500 – that’s between $26-50 per person (depending on if 10 or 15 show up).  Does that seem doable for that restaurant?  Will you add alcohol?  Maybe you can bring in your own champagne for a corkage fee?



Overall that seems pretty good and I cannot see any huge things you are missing!

Post # 5
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrsedwardslpn:  Sounds good!

I think offering the first drink is fine – I bet they are all really close so the would not mind paying for more drinks if they want more!



Not sure if ChopSteak would do this, and it could keep costs down, but you could work with them to create a limited menu for your guests?  Like a menu of three entree choices, 2 dessert choices, and a drink is on the couple.  That way not all 10 people are ordering the highest price dinner and it says on the menu they get a complimenary drink on you guys.  Just an idea.  VistaPrint.com makes very cheap menu cards you could print up yourselves.




Not necessary, just a thought!

Post # 7
55 posts
Worker bee

@mrsedwardslpn:  Hi I am also planning the same size wedding or elopement


Here is my brealkdown


dress 700 -1000 ( i am getting it custom made so depends)

No bridesmaids gifts (in my culture we don’t do that)

photos 800 -1000

invites DIY $ 60 Max

Hair $500

second dress $100 – 400

second dress jewelry $100 – $150

ETSY – Banners for photos etc $150

Buffet – will cost $400

bridal bouquet not sure DYI

I dont know about wine/ drinks and thats about

I have shoes and jewelry will decide about make up artist

I need to figure out transport

I dont have a cake I didnt see you mention a cake


I was thinking $10 000 – but we reduced it to $5000

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