(Closed) Sample Wedding Budgets In Different Ranges?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hey! On the main blog site, click on the little "features" tab and go down to "real budgets." There are several there!

Post # 5
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1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

No problem! And don’t be embarrassed — they haven’t done one in quite a while, so it’s not surprising that you weren’t aware of the feature.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I also highly recommend using theKnot.com to get *started*…not as easy to maintain…What we did was first find out the average cost of a wedding in our area ($27K) and what my parents could contribute ($6K).  We looked @ $20K breakdown in the knot but talked ourselves down to $15K.  We are following the Knot pretty closely, except for a couple things.  For example, I am making all my paper products & veil & part of desserts, and we are splurging on the reception site.  We are also not spending as much on dinner, which I think our families will totally understand, since they are not that "fancy"!

Some things are very hard to follow….For example, my budget for my wedding band was only $150.00.  Since we are very open about that stuff, we decided to get a slightly less fancy e-ring and a nicer band…with my wedding band budget coming from the e-ring budget…Good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

here’s my budget:

$150-flowers-DIY fresh red roses

$240 hair and make-up (my friend’s doing mine free!!)

$40-invitations-DIY

$175 shuttle

$1000 photographer (friend)

$1175 church (non-negotiable)

$250 videographer

$300 gown (i’m doing sample sales and using my $500 gift certificate)

Free veil, tiara, gloves, favors (my mom bought)

$14,000 reception at $246/head

$242- 2night for my 14 members of my family, I’m using a 3 BR apartment to house them, me and my bro will split cost

$50 for car (using my car I’ll put ribbons on my red beamer and hire my co-worker to drive us)

FREE violinist (someone I found who does it semi-professionaly in exchange his friends will observe at  my office and work)

$16 DIY headdress, guestbook and baskets

I’m very frugal but it allows for my big splugre, my biggest splurge is reception I am inviting only closest family and friends so I can afford it to be very elegant and beautiful because I only have 50-60 guests

 

even if there’s a recommended budget you can still save big, if you put your mind to it, and spend where you think it’s important, for me church and reception are most important

 

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