- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Top 5 expenses:
– Alcohol — we ended up being able to go straight through a distributor friend, so we did get a discount, but we ended up spending about half as much on drinks as we did on food, and it was TOTALLY worth it. Everyone had a great time, and we were able to have a bunch of friends over the next night and keep the party going. So fun.
– Food — our food was great and everyone raved about it. Worth it!
– Venue — our venue ended up being pretty pricey. Originally, I wanted something in the park that was next to nothing, but the cost of rentals would have broken our budget. I ended up paying a little more for the venue, but it was so worth it because we barely had to rent anything.
– I would say photography, but that was gifted to us. But pay for photography! That’s the only thing that lasts!
– DJ — I actually wish we would have spent more on this. We hired DJ’s who were very good, but not wedding specific (heftier price tag). I kind of wish I had because things would have gone more smoothly.
Bottom 5 expenses:
– My dress — SO glad I got something inexpensive. I spent more money on my shoes and accessories than my dress. The dress was very pretty, but by the end of the night it was dirty, had been stepped on and had red wine stains from someone dribbling on me. If I had a $1,000 dress, I would have freaked out.
– Flowers for the table — I got a quote from the lady who did our bouquets and it was like $200, but I didn’t want to spend that much, so instead, one of my bridesmaids and I went to the grocery store the day of the wedding and bought $60 worth of flowers for the tables, and it ended up being lovely:
To be honest, we didn’t spend very much on anything else, so I only have that!