(Closed) Share your NY wedding budget

posted 9 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My biggest expense was the catering: $175+ Tax + Tip = Came to around $25,000

Church/Ceremony Music: $2,250

Photographer/Videographer: $4,500

DJ: $3,000

1 Limo/1 Escalade: $700

Dress from Pronovias: $1,400

Those were the big things…tons of other small things…

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hey! I’ll share.. just because I’m curious where I am compared to other brides in the 5 boroughs… my fiance & I really tried to stay on budget, but since we’re both italian.. well if you’re italian, you know how weddings are!!! We’re having everything in Staten Island:

 

Wedding Hall : $125 per person x 275 people = $34,375

DJ/Lighting : $3500 (friend of mine)

Photographer : $4000

Videographer : $1500

Invitations : $1100

Favors : $1000

Church : $1000

Limos : $1750

Rehearsal Dinner : $1500

Flowers : $4500

That’s all the big stuff.. so a total of $53,125.. i think i just started crying!!

I have a ton of smaller stuff, like bridal party gifts, place cards, etc… thank god my parents paid for my dress !!

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

This is going to hurt…

Photographer – $8500

Caterer/venue – $36,000 (60 guests)

Invitations – $2500

Flowers (with some rentals) – $22,000

Not sure about the rest of the expenses yet but we’ve budgeted about $96,000 total.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here’s mine. Wedding in Brooklyn.

Wedding Hall: $18,700 (150 guests)

Photog: $3,700

Deejay w/ Lighting: $2,800

1 Limo & 1 Convertable: $1,700

Church Fees/Donations: $1,000

Estimates (We have not hired them yet) =

Florist: $5,000

Video: $2,500

Invitations: $1,200

Rings: $3,500

Honeymoon: $10,000

My dress and accessories are going to be a gift from my aunt. Rehearsal Dinner will be a gift from FI’s family.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@fashionbug: 620 Loft and Garden. Private garden at the Rockefeller Center on the British Empire building. Worth every penny but it hurts, I won’t lie. πŸ™‚

We’re doing a “package” or sorts through our planner. 30% off the major vendors. Still a huge splurge but worth every penny to work with vendors we don’t have to stress about because of their reputation. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here is my Manhattan wedding break down, $42k

– Ceremony/Reception Venue: $130 x 100 guests $13,000 (Moran’s Chelsea)

– Ceremony Music: $550 (Anthology Strings)

– Officiant: $500 (Jim Covvington)

– Flowers: $1600 (Victor’s Garden District Ltd)

– Photog & Film:  $6200 (Jaydgardinaphotography.com & 15minutesoframe.com)

– Limo & Taxi Cab (1960’s checkered cab) $1500  (silver star limo)

– Invitations: $200 (magnetstreet.com)

– DJ (no lighting needed): $2000 (DJ Paul Anthony Entertainment)

– Favors: Donation to Charity, $1000  (American Cancero Society)

– Cake- $700

– Wedding Bands $5000 (Tacori)

– My Dress: $1400 (Allure Bridal)

– Honeymoon to St.Lucia: $6500 (Sandals La Toc & Ladera)

– Misc (groom tux, BM’s dresses, Flower Girl & RB dress/suit, place card holders, card box, extra candles/vases for ceremony, veil, head piece, bride shoes) $1850

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@techie: That’s my DREAM venue. 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Here we go…

Venue/food/bar: $150/person – 200 guests = $30,000 (this was with a huge discount because we got married in January)

My dress (Pricilla of Boston) + alterations: $7,000

DJ – $1,000

Flowers $8,500

Limos/transportation: $3,000

Photographer – $4,000

Videographer – $3,500

Favors & Out of Town Bags – $700

Invitations – $2,500

Church stuff (priest, music, precana)- $800

Hair & makeup – $2,500

Rings – $3,500

TOTAL: $98,500

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee

Here’s ours for our September 2011 Manhattan wedding – vendor totals include tips where appropriate:

Catering (included passed hors d’ouevres, 3-course seated dinner, 5 hours open bar, all staff and rentals): $24,162 for 146 guests or ~$165 per person

Venue: $6,500

Photographer (including engagement shoot and album): $3,100

Photobooth: $1,395

Bride’s dress, shoes, accessories: $2,576

Groom’s suit and accessories: $854

Bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmens’ suits (we purchased): $1,561

DJ: $1,425

Flowers: $3,122

STDs/invites/postage: $875

Officiant: $650

Wedding rings: $953

BM/GM gifts (8): $735

Hair and makeup for bride, bridesmaids and mothers: $1,520

Hotel for wedding night: $748

Day-of transport: $360

Cake: $750

Honeymoon (incl. flights, 8 nights hotel, eating/drinking/activities): $5,942

Rehearsal dinner/welcome drinks (~40 at dinner, ~80 at drinks): $5,572

Videographer: $3,050

Misc. (incl. craft supplies, cake toppers, photobooth props, printing menus and programs…): $1,208

Total: $66,032

 

 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@techie:  I demand pictures of $22,000 flowers.  No seriously, that is amazing… I’m green with envy!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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@KristenGotMarried: There will be a recap for sure πŸ˜‰

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

80 guests 5k budget

 

Venue-Dumbo loft -1500 friday

Catering- 1500

Photo 6 hrs 900

flowers 600

dj-free

honeymoon isnt included

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