(Closed) Total Sticker Shock. =(

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 32
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Not including rings and honeymoon we projected $5,000. We are at $7,000 but I am capping it at $8,300. I refuse to spend another dime. I’m a graduate student and we really only have one income.

Post # 33
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i dont think people truly understand how much a wedding costs until they are planning one.  My Future Mother-In-Law keeps adding more and more and more people to the guest list. so finally, i sent her “information” about all the venues we are considering.  My sly way of saying HEY LADY – IT COSTS TO HAVE A BIG WEDDING.  she wrote back “$120/per person! oh wow!” and i responded “yeah, duh. now do you understand why a 250 person wedding is a ridiculous idea”


it really is stick shock.


i have to be honest, i dont how people get away with a budget under $15k

Post # 34
48 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m just about to vomit over the proposal price I just got for flowers…. I totally thought I could get away with $800 for flowers, total. A florist I met with over the weeding just quoted me $2000! Ugh… For something that is just going to die? I’m saving in a few areas (venue, catering, bar, ceremony), but I’m splurging with photography and transportation… I don’t know if I can justifty going well over double my flower budget!

Post # 35
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We really want to keep our budget at $5k for 50-60 people…. we’ll see how close we come.  That number doesn’t include our honeymoon, which we’re saving for separately (but I can’t imagine spending more than 3k on) or our wedding rings… but everything else.  I’m just trying to roll with it and tell myself that everything will be OK.  Even if we can’t afford a professional photographer, we will still have pictures and they will be OK.


So far we’ve gotten our venue for very cheap, but I am so afraid to book caterer, officiant etc. and still have any money left over.  I’d like to just get a local restaurant to drop off food but then we’d have to hire some servers and I don’t even know where to begin..

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