(Closed) Toronto wedding cost?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: total cost
    under 2k : (0 votes)
    2-5k : (1 votes)
    1 %
    5-10k : (8 votes)
    9 %
    10-20k : (20 votes)
    24 %
    20-30k : (19 votes)
    22 %
    30-50k : (29 votes)
    34 %
    50-80k : (3 votes)
    4 %
    over 80k : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Were budgeting about $30K not including rings and honeymoon but I have a feeling it’ll be more than that. *sigh*. While I am trying to be wise with he budget, there are just some things that are too important for me to cheap out on. 

     

    Are you planning a downtown Toronto wedding or a GTA wedding?  That will make a huge difference. 

    Post # 4
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    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @teabiscuit:  I am a Toronto bride and, unfortuately, I think it is an incredbly expensive city to get married in. 

    @RTsLove:  I totally agree that whether you are having your wedding in downtown toronto vs. the GTA (e.g., Maple, Hamilton, etc.) will have a huge impact on budget. If you are trying to be budget conscious, I would definitely avoid anywhere in central Toronto. All the venues I went to in downtown Toronto that would hold approximately 180-200 people (and I feel like I went to almost all of them) had a minimum spend of over 20,000 and that is just for food/alcohol – you still need dress, grooms wear, ceremonly costs, transportation, decor/flowers, etc.

     

    Post # 5
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    967 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m Halton (burlington) and we’re looking at $15000…..

    Post # 7
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    2232 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We’ll be around 26k once everything is paid for, our maximum was 30k so I’m happy with that. 

    How much you spend will also vary greatly on how big your guestlist is. We’re having a fairly small wedding at 115 guests so this is how we’re able to have it at a downtown venue.

    Post # 8
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    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m a little outside toronto and ours is just under $40K for 150 people.

    I think you could do it given your numbers and that you want it outdoors.

    Post # 10
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    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @teabiscuit:  Did you want both ceremony and reception outside?  I found that venues with outdoor reception spaces were pretty hard to come by in Toronto.   The few that I can think of are pretty pricey (like Sunnybrook, Miller lash House, Graydon Hall Manor) but if you were looking to go out of Toronto by even a bit there are way more options at lower price points. 

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m doing it in Caledon. Unfortunately the only real difference in price, for me doing 60 vs 100 people, was food. Besides that, the venue (almost 6K), DJ (2K), DOC (1K), flowers ($500), all ended up costing about the same. The venue, cake, flowers, vendors are all expensive in this area for any sort of quality, I found. I will end up spending somewhere between $20,000 and $25,000.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @teabiscuit:  I found the same problem! For outdoors I tried my parents house (they have 3 acres), but the tent, rental stuff for the caterer’s to cook properly, etc, etc all ended up costing the same price as a nice venue nearby.

    Also, as  DIY bride, the only things that really saved money was DIY veil (so easy), Bridesmaid or Best Man and my own jewellery (also, quite easy once I practiced a thousand times), and centrepieces. DIY’ing my own paper products ended up costing a lot more than vistaprint, or sprucing up a kit. Beware of the allure of DIY!

    And themes.

    And sparkly things.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @teabiscuit:  I think it is possible to do a beautiful wedding with your guest size and budget. However, being a Toronto bride who is familiar with the pricing around here, I think you will definitely need to make several concessions to stay within budget. For example, most of the outdoor ceremony/reception venues in Toronto (e.g., Graydon Hall, Sunnybrooke, Toronto Hunt Club, Miller Lash, etc) are out of your budget zone. So I think you will need to look at areas just outside of Toronto (e.g., Hamilton, Whitby/Oshawa, Maple etc). Also, I think if you want things like you included in your pictures, you will need to increase your budget (or change/elminate those decor elements) – for example, unless you get a tent that comes with chandeliers, those are expensive. I rented some for my venue and they cost around $600 each for small chandeliers and $1000 for large. As for couches, those are expensive too – mine look exactly like yours in the pictures and they cost about $300 for each couch, plus $75 for each coffee table, plus delivery fees, etc. I’m not saying it isn’t possible to have a stunning wedding within your budget, just that you might have to move outside of central Toronto and/or alter some of your expectations. Good luck with your planning, I am sure your wedding will be beautiful no matter what you decide!

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @teabiscuit:  I know, it is crazy. Although I will admit that our venue is an indoor venue with very high ceilings, so the chandeliers we needed/rented were probably much bigger than the ones pictured in your inspiration pics. So, you could probably get cheaper ones that were smaller. But still, you are right, anything for a “wedding” is SO expensive. The other thing I have found that happens a lot with Toronto venues (and probably other big city venues as well) is that the venues have “exclusive” suppliers that you HAVE to use (unless you want to pay a 15% landmark fee to bring in someone else, which is a complete waste of money), so you can’t even shop around to find the best prices! So annoying!

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