(Closed) Total cost of wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 107
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

For the first wedding we were planning, we wasted about $5100 on the venue, $850 on one photographer, $200 on save the dates, $300 on our Frank Sinatra singer, and minor details here and there. We lost those deposits. This one was set for May 20th of this year.

On this one, according to my spreadsheet, it’s going to be around $10,000 total. We cut our guests by at least 40 or 50. There will be about 75 or 80 people this time, I think.


Post # 108
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

After reading so many “budgets” on here, I’m just shocked at the money people are willing to spend on one day. WOW. Hell no, for me! LOL

Post # 109
662 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had 120 people and spent $25k w/o rings or honeymoon. His cousin is getting married this weekend and has a much larger budget and said she is now worried about her wedding because she thinks ours turned out much better than hers is going to.

Post # 110
272 posts
Helper bee

For 44 guests, we spent about $35K.  

Post # 111
30 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Once we include honeymoon, rings, rehearsal dinner, everything, I think we are at about 22k for about 150 people…Almost double what we had originally envisioned…but I think we were a bit naive planning our original budget with what we were visioning for our theme.  I’m shocked at $90/head for catering, I thought $50, what we’re paying, was a lot! lol

Post # 112
10450 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Mine is still pretty far away but I’ve got everything either booked or planned. We’ll be about 25k all in, and that should include rings. We haven’t picked those out yet obviously but there’s still room in that number. And that’s about 200 people probably.

Post # 114
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

$45,000 for approx 200 guests, and that is including the honeymoon and our wedding bands (but not my engagement ring).

We are paying for everything ourselves, and in cash. We will have been engaged for 17  months in order to save up enough money!

Post # 115
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think we are at 36k for about 125 people.  I don’t think that includes the honeymoon or e-ring, but does include the rehearsal dinner and bands.  

Post # 116
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - woods

I could not imagine spending that kind of money… Where er live you could buy a 4bedroom house on a cul-de-sack for that!!!

 My 50 person wedding…….

I got a 1200 dress on super clearance for   250

venue/site is Mother-In-Law field    = ………………     free

rings was New years eve super sale…….    800

everything rounded out (BBQ dinner) ….    500

honeymoon (camping on beach on island)  1000

grand total……………………………………   2,550  Smile


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