(Closed) Total cost of wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That actually sounds pretty reasonable for 400 guest to me.  I had about 140 and paid 22k.

Post # 4
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

OMG, that is a huge wedding.  My wedding was 100 guests and cost us 5300.00 and it was the most amazing day ever.  We decided to buy a house and use the 25K we saved as a down payment.  

Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

That sounds reasonable to me as well. 400 guests is A LOT and $90 per head is reasonable. We spent about that same on our wedding for 170 guests.

Post # 7
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re inviting 120 people and it’ll be about 25K (unless some RSVP no!)

Post # 8
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

That sounds pretty reasonable. You are having more guests than me and spending less so kudos to you!

We are having 115 guests (confirmed, hooray!!) and our budget excluding honeymoon is now at $60,000 (not as high as we had estimated a few months ago thank goodness). I have no idea how much the honeymoon will end up costing in the end, I’m guessing around $5,000 or so.

Post # 9
8145 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

when you think about guest count, it makes more sense! We’re at 8k right now for 110 guests.  🙂

Post # 10
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

We’re expecting around 120 guests to attend and the total cost is 25k.

Post # 11
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow you guys are a doing a great job for having that many guest

Post # 12
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

That sounds pretty good for 500 people! We’re estimating around 150 people for about 16-17k (also on a budget!) so in comparison, ours would be approximately 53k for 500.

ETA: Whoops, just noticed you said you’re expecting 400, not 500. I still think that’s pretty good! Ours would be more like 45k for 400 people, but I can definitely see where 10k could be added in easily. I don’t think you’re insane!

Post # 13
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I wish I could feed 400 guests for the in the Boston area. We went north of the city to another state just to save money and the food and drinks for 210 people was about $40k. Our total costs excluding honeymoon and rings was around $65k. Thankfully our parents helped so we were still able to buy a house, rings, and go on a honeymoon.

Post # 14
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mags2233:  Holy lord!! Thats a huge & expensive wedding!! (to me). Our numbers as of right now are around 170 and we will be spending under $20,000.

Post # 15
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re expecting about 125 people at our reception in our home town after a Destination Wedding and we’re looking at around $12,000.

Post # 16
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Were inviting 135 guests and were keeping it at 12K. If we had been smart we would have been saving for at least a year in advance of the engagement we would have had alot more to spend.

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