Post # 1
Hi month twins,
I am from Western Canada (Edmonton, AB) and am wondering about budgets for the weddings in our group….and it’s interesting what sets Canadian and American weddings apart…for example. Cocktail hour is not really a big thing here, no food, just a quick drink before the reception begins….its mostly to ensure guests get there on time!
As for our budget…we are having a tiered reception. 160 to dinner and 50 at the beginning of the dance, our budget is $25,000
what about everyone else 🙂
Post # 3
From New York, wedding in Northern Vermont, $17,000 budget although I’m starting to think that’s going to be on the low side.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@Edm___JJS: I used to live in Edmonton 😀
Our Budget is $5000, but my mom paid for my dress and drinks at the recpetion (things I wouldn’t have spent big bucks on) so total is actually $7800.
Semi-destination (local for us!)
Post # 5
How are you pulling that off in banff, that’s amazing. Your photos are going to be phenomenal!!
Post # 6
Cleveland, Ohio Bride Here! We have $21,500 budgeted from all sides for 175 people. I am hoping this is where it will be capped….
Post # 7
Hope to keep ours around $10,000 but we’re going a very non-traditional route. Small wedding (about 40 or so guests) followed by a dinner in Massachusetts, with a big party at a state park back in our home state. We’ve managed to cut down a lot of costs by shopping around and trying not to be picky– for example, my dress is from a department store and our party decor was bought used from another bee. The $10,000 doesn’t include our honeymoon.
Post # 8
I just got married in Edmonton in September 2013, so thought I would comment as well – your budget seems bang on – we had 200 people attend, and came in just under our $30,000 budget.
That involved no videography, and DIY-ing flowers and decorations, plus twonie bar.
Post # 9
no videographer for us either! Doesnt seem worth the cost to me!!
Where red were you married? Photographer? I’d love to see what an edm wedding in September looks like!
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2014 - Historic Rosemont Manor
I live in Northern Virginia and everything is CRAZY expensive here! We’re inviting 170 people and our budget is $40,000
Post # 11
My budget is $27750. We are slightly over in estimating right now… and I’m trying to trim things down.
Wedding in Saskatchewan.
About 150 guests.
Post # 12
Our budget is $3000. This is only feasible because we have friends and family members that are professional caters, photographers and dj’s who will be providing their services as wedding gifts.
Post # 13
I started with a $5,000 budget which quickly went out the window when I added up my guest list which came in at about 150! We are holding out for $10,000 now but with contributions from both sides will hopefully stay close to our intended $5,000 out of pocket. Was able to save a lot of money on decor with our venue which includes pretty much all decorating thank goodness! We are also able to provide our alcohol to the caterers with no corkage fee so that should save a lot too 🙂 We want a nice wedding, but Fiance and I both would rather put the money towards our honeymoon and house purchase so we are trying to save wherever possible.
Post # 14
@Edm___JJS: I’m looking to stay around $15,000. My mother is giving $5,000 so I’m trying to stay within 10,000 out of pocket. Not including the rehersal dinner. My Future Mother-In-Law wants to pay for that.
I think our guest list will be around 100-120 and we are in WA state.
Post # 15
Very interesting ladies!!
@Shantly07: The corkage and alcohol will save you huge!! we have to pay $7.95/pp for corkage which does not include 15% gratutity or 5% tax!!!
Post # 16
I am really hoping to keep ours to $15k or under. This does not include my dress & veil, which my mom bought for me. Our guest list will likely come in around 140 so fingers crossed. We’re in central MA.