(Closed) Total cost for intimate (but amazing) wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

1: 5,000 (church,save the dates,invitations,flowers,minister,music,cake,food photographer.)

2. 10

3.Ceremony and Recpetion.Only. Honeymoon was an extra 4,600, that isn’t including my engagement ring either..or wedding bands etc. 

4. We are having a lovely immediate family only wedding at a lovely church built in 1897. It’s southern chic. I haven’t had to really skimp on anything. I am having the flowers I want,the cake i want etc. I  have really budgeted hard,and I always asked and negotiated …They always say it never hurts to ask and it’s true. 

I went to etsy for alot of it. Checked living social,and groupon for invites..ended up getting our save the dates for 10 dollars. There is def a way to have a lovely wedding on a small budget.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

our entire wedding will cost $9,000 total. 

This includes a church ceremony and a barn reception on a private vineyard for 80 guests. 

this cost includes everything: invites and Save-The-Date Cards,wedding dress and accessories, groom’s tux, wedding rings, cocktail hour and buffet dinner, professional photography, limo, professional DJ, professional hair and airbrush makeup, lighting and decorations, linens and centerpieces, cake, favors, and our week long honeymoon, etc. 

it can definitely be done, especially if you’re willing to DIY some stuff, and you take the time to really shop around. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Your budget sounds totally doable!

We are having a restaurant reception for approx. 50 guests in a pretty expensive urban location… and looking at 10K for the whole thing (well, not including rings, honeymoon and dress 🙂 Our restaurant is not exactly gourmet, but it is pretty upscale and has a good local reputation.

I actually found the weddingbee local boards to be helpful in finding good vendors (DJ, flowers) that would not break the bank. We are also picking and choosing some DIY projects to stretch our budget but are leaving some things like the invites to the professionals to minimize frustration 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

1) What is the total cost of your intimate wedding? $26000 at the moment

2) how many people is this for? 40 guests

3) what does this include? The whole works. Rings, Honeymoon, Reception, Attire everything

4) what type of wedding are you having? small chapel for ceremony and then barnyard for reception. Rustic wedding

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Our wedding definitely falls under this category!

1) What is the total cost of your intimate wedding? About $15K

2) how many people is this for? 30-33 (waiting on responses)

3) what does this include? (Reception only, reception + honeymoon + rings, etc? Other?) Reception + Ceremony + Cocktail Hour, Rings were an additional $1500 and Honeymoon was an additional 8-10K

4) what type of wedding are you having? (Ex: backyard, community centre, hotel, cheap, luxurious etc). Luxury Hotel – Sunday Brunch Wedding. We never would have been able to afford this style of wedding without keeping the guest list low. I got my dream dress, flowers, food, all of it!

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You can totally pull off a gorgeous wedding with your budget! We are having the same amount of people, and I admit I’ve been able to splurge on some things because we are having so few people. Go for it!

1) What is the total cost of your intimate wedding?

Around 10k if you include the honeymoon

2) how many people is this for?

32, same as you! We are having it at at B&B and the venue won’t allow more for the package we got

3) what does this include? (Reception only, reception + honeymoon + rings, etc? Other?)

Ceremony & Reception (including food/booze), Rings, Photographer, Flowers, String Quartet, Honeymoon

4) what type of wedding are you having? (Ex: backyard, community centre, hotel, cheap, luxurious etc). 

Vintage baroque wedding at a Bed & Breakfast in wine country. We are doing a four-course sit down meal with wine pairing. No DJ, but we will have a string quartet for ambiance. And no cake. Wedding pie instead 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@WestCoast:  

1) What is the total cost of your intimate wedding? 5k

2) how many people is this for? 30

3) what does this include? reception + honeymoon

4) what type of wedding are you having? church wedding and a reception at a 5 star restaurant 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

Our budget is $16,000.

This includes our venue, a catered buffet, DJ, cake, dessert bar, four bridesmaids/four groomsmen, photog, DIY flowers, and a photo booth.

We are planning on having about 75 people.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

And because I LOVE it, here’s our venue:

Post # 15
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Newbee

it can definitely be done, especially if you’re willing to DIY some stuff, and you take the time to really shop around.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My outdoor wedding on the lawn of a hotel in Maui costed roughly $13,000 for 45 people.  It included the ceremony (officiate, decor, license, bouquet, boutonniere, musician), reception (dinner, bottle of champagne, cake, DJ for 4 hours, open bar for 4 hours), and photography (engagement and wedding photos, all photos on disc, wedding album).

 ETA: I DIY’ed my STD’s, invitations and favours for roughly $100 all included.  I also got my bridesmaids bouquets at Safeway for cheap and they looked awesome.  I DIY’ed my own reception table decor with flowers bought at Safeway and vases from the dollar store.  I think your budget is totally doable if you are willing to look around for good prices and do some things yourself!

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