(Closed) Post your wedding budget breakdown.

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Wow you counted plane tix for your parents, brother and his gf as a part of your wedding costs?  Does that mean you paid their tickets?  That is super nice of you.  

I am not married yet but my breakdown should be coming in under $5000 (for everything).

Venue rental and food for 150 guests: $1800 (give or take)

Ceremony: Still unsure

Dress: father is paying but it’s only $200

Dj: $140

Photographer: $220

Florist (includes bouquets, bouts, centerpieces, petals, flower girls stuff): $298

Honeymoon: $597 (sis is paying $300 of that though)

Trasnportation: $100 (not booked yet)

Cake: $120

Alcohol: $200?

Hair and MUA (includes nails/pedicure/massage and facial): $145 

Shoes: $10 (shoes were 7.99, glitter glue was $2)

Bracelet: $2

Hair flower: $2

Pearl bracelet: $1.20

Bridal shower dress: $30 (not sure if I should inlcude this in the budget)

Rehearsal Dinner shoes: $8

Veil: $5

Garter: $3

Reception dres and shoes: not sure

Rehearsal Dinner: $100?

Fi’s suit: $60 (I am only paying half)

Paper stuff: $100?

DIY/Misc.: less than $50

Candy bar and favors: $200 or so (hoping for less)

Bridal party material: $less than 50

And not sure what else.

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

 

So far…

Dress and veil: $10k

Wedding planner: $7k

Venue: $9,500

Band (ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner/dancing): $9,700

Photographer: $5k

Videographer: $4,700

Catering: $24k

Booze: $2,500

Photobooth: $1k

Floral: $4k

Lighting: $4k

Stationary: $1,200

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We originally wanted to keep the wedding under $5000 for about 40-50 guests.

We are going to have 120 guests and so far we have spent:

My dress: $600

Reception dress: $90

Photograhy $2,000

Hall: $750

Bar: $1900

Food: $3000

Tablecloths: $90

Paper plates $20

Plasticware  $30

Desserts $100

Little items: $150

Total: $8730

I am less than 6 weeks away from my wedding.

Total so far:

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

 

  • reception room hire – $950
  • 3 course meal – $2200
  • Alcohol Tab – $1000
  • my engagement ring – $589
  • his engagement ring – $100
  • Photographer – $2200
  • reception photographer – $350
  • Dress – still choosing one is $2200 the other is $1700
  • Ceremony venue hire and decoration – $850
  • Car Hire is – $1100
  • Cake and cupcakes and cakepops – $400
  • Wedding rings (both) – $600
  • Celebrant – $350
  • Decorator is – $725
  • Suits (all three) hire – $300
  • Invitations (guessing) – $300-$500
  • Shoes (heels and flats) – $120
  • Hair and makeup for bride, 2 x bridesmaids, flowergirl and 2x tattoo coverups – $810
  • 2 x Bridesmaids dresses (on sale) – $500
  • Bridesmaids shoes – $200
  • Jewelery, shirts, ties, belts and cufflinks – $200
  • MS donations (for favours) – at least $500
  • Engagement photoshoot and party – $370
  • Dress maker estimated – $500
  • Trash the Dress Shoot (photographer, hair makeup and 2nd wedding dress) -$400
  • Contacts (so i dont wear my glasses) – $100
  • Nails for bridal party – $100
  • DJ and dance lessons – $550
  •  Bride bouquet, and 2 for bridesmaids – $410

 

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ugh. I haven’t addedrevert thing up until now- I’m a little nervous 

 

Venue/food/alcohol – 35k

Wedding planner 3k

Invitations 8k

Engagement party 1k

Dress/alterations/jewelry – 4k

Bands ( one for reception one for after party) 11k

Rehearsal dinner 10k

Afterparty 8k

Hair/makeup – 2k

Bridesmaids dresses and gifts – 1k

Photography – 7k

Flowers – 5k

Out of Town gifts 600

Photobooth 800

Linens 1k

Hotel 1k

Odds and ends 2k

Total- 98ish? 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

So far:

Venue & Catering (They do their own catering) : 16k (estimated for 240 guests plus the 15% service fee, but it includes SO much!)

Dress: a little over 1k (bought about 5 years ago)

Photographer: 5280.00

Bridesmaids Gifts: 400.00 (There are 8 of them)

Invitations/RSVP cards/Thank you Cards: 260.00 (before shipping. Haven’t ordered them yet)

Centerpieces (DIY): about 600.00 (for 30 tables. I think I’m overestimating a little)

Wedding Favors/Placecard holders: about 700 (If I can get them at the price I want x 230 people)

Makeup for wedding/engagement pictures: 560 (for my makeup/hair and 50% of the 8 bridesmaids for hair/makeup for the deposit)

Church: 1,000.00

Religious Retreat so we can get married in the church: 265.00

 

There will be more, but that’s so far…

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Dancensations:  the invites must be amazing – I would love to see a pic of them!

Post # 11
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

OMG I’m seeing numbers close to 100K!! Lucky ladies!… My budget will probably be 5-6K so seeing these numbers is opening my eyes.

Post # 12
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ha! The invites and std were the first things we bought without shopping around because we were so excited.  So yes they are fabulous but I wish we hadn’t jumped the gun.   The actual invites aren’t in yet but the std are similar.  Here are a few pics :). 

Post # 13
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942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ours was $45000 including rings, engagement party, honeymoon (s), clothing, ceremony, reception,decorations, photography, stationery & all spending money

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Dancensations:  They’re awesome! I love the detail on the inside of the envelopes 

Post # 15
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947 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Dancensations:  Also, you may want to remove the pics that contain personal info 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We planned for 180 people and paid for mostly everything ourselves.

 

What we paid for:

Venue for ceremony and reception (tables and chairs): $1500

Food and Drinks (buffet and 2 kegs): $4500

Linens: $1000

Photographer (and engagement session): $1500

DJ: $600

Cupcakes and stand: $400

Flowers (DIY calla lillies): $450

Centerpieces (vases, waterbeads, lights): $300

Invitations: $200

Save the Dates: $30

Guestbook: $45

Extra Decor (signage, ribbon, programs, etc.): $100

Rings (including my engagement ring): $4000

Honeymoon to Hawaii for 7 nights: $4000

 

What we didn’t pay for:

My dress, veil, and alterations (Parents paid for it): $500

Videographer (DH’s parents paid for it): $1500

Rehearsal Dinner (DH’s parents paid for it): $500?

 

GRAND TOTAL (without rings and honeymoon): $13,125

GRAND TOTAL (including rings and honeymoon): $21,125 

 

My parents also contributed $2000 to go towards the wedding.

DH’s parents contributed $2000 to go towards our honeymoon (in Hawaii!)

 

 

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