@MalbecMe: Here is a breakdown:
Photography $1200(included engagement session and full day coverage, plus 1000 images)
DJ: $400 (25 years experience)
Venue: $1,000 (held 300 people, 2 years old)
Cake: Free, my sister in law made it
Centerpeices: Free, my dad made them
No flowers, except mine $5
We had a friend video record everything, free
Decorations provided by church free, and venue, free.
That was what my parents paid for, here is what I paid for which goes a little over the $4,500 but not by much!
Everyone wanted to pitch in for the limo so it was only $25 per person.
Garter: Gifted to me
Hair: Mom did it for me
Nails: I just put on clear polish, and my toes still looked good from my bachelorette party-gifted.
My sister made the flower for my hair-gifted
Makeup: My sister did it, free.
Hubby’s Tux: Free since we had over 5 guys renting
Earrings: I owned from several years back, didn’t wear a necklace.
Church: $75 Since we are members
Wedding party gifts: $120 total, alcohol for guys, bath and body works for girls.
That’s really all I can think of so Darling Husband and I’s total was $335, but the money was gifted and could be used how we wanted from our shower…so part of it went towards wedding things 🙂