- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
So we plan on having about a $5000, with help from my family and his to get there. Here’s the breakdown so far:
Dress: $400 (DB on sale!)
Alterations: $200 max? (lace dress needs to be hemmed w/no bottom details or appliques)
Grooms Attire: ~$200
Contribution to Bridesmaid or Best Man Attire: $120 ($60/BM for the two non-sister BMs. My parents will pay for my sisters’ attire since they are both underage and not employed).
Contribution to Groomsmen Attire: $150 ($50/GM)
Venue: $1200 (for outdoor ceremony and indoor/outdoor reception with patio and bathrooms, a full kitchen, a lake/pond for pictures, and tables and metal folding chairs included.)
Band: ~$300 (Local band that charges $100 for a gig, but I’d like them to stay for 2+hours and possibly do the ceremony music as well so I def. want to pay them more).
Food:$? (will be partially catered – the BBQ – and partially baked at home or grilled on-site by family memebers. Corn on the cob, mac & cheese, potato salad…)
Cider: $? Still have to talk to the 2 local companies we are considering about prices. Probably will need 30-35 bottles.
Beer: $? We are thinking 2-3 kegs, one of local beer, the rest of something a little cheaper.
Homemade Tea and Lemonades: $negligible$
Home-made Pies (instead of cake): $negligible$
Flowers: $? (Planning on daisies as main flower; all babysbreath Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets; boutenniers, centerpieces for 15 tables, and maybe some flowers decorating the outdoor gazebo for the ceremony)
DIY save-the-dates: $? printing costs – I can design them myself
DIY invites: $? printing costs – I can design them myself
DIY Favors: $? Right now, I am thinking candy apples or tiny pies in jars, but might want to do something not food-related.
Place Setting Rentals or Biodegradable Disposables?: $?
Rental of wooden folding chairs (if budget allows): $?
My questions for you are does this sound do-able? Am I forgetting anything? I live in a fairly inexpensive area as far as services go… but I am just starting to plan and I worry that I’m being too optimistic about what I can afford. Wedding is a year away.