(Closed) Very small wedding budget – what am I missing bees?

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1215 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@bananapuddles:  Does your catering include plates/flatware/cups/etc?

Post # 5
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta



Guest book

Cake topper

Programs (not sure if this is included in stationery) 

Does your venue have a cake cutting fee? 

Are tips included for waiters, photographer, dj?

Any kind of special exit (ribbon wands, confetti, sparklers)

Bouquets and bouts

Does bridal accessories include shoes, hose, spanx, veil, earrings

Stamps for invites, RSVPs (i would do online rsvp to save $) and thank yous? 

Marraige license 



Rehersal dinner


I did DIY for a lot of this stuff to keep the costs down. 


Post # 6
3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@bananapuddles:  What about getting your nails done? Do you realling think you can do decor for £60? And, does your accessories include shoes, veil, any jewelry, hair supplies (tiara, hair flower)?I know your catering includes everything, but what about somebody to serve the food &/or pick up the dishes? What about bouquets & boutonnieres for everybody? Or your bridesmaids shoes & accessories, if you’ll be providing them. Are you having an open or cash bar, and what about a bartender?

I had a budget wedding for 100 people for $6000, and in my recap I give a cost breakdown in the comments on the first page, if interested:




Post # 7
1210 posts
Bumble bee

I would include tips for your vendors in your budget. Are you getting gifts for your bridal party?

Post # 8
2894 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t see many things missing, I’m jealous of your budget breakdown ! I had to think long and hard to come up with something missing from your list :

– Invites (unless they’re virtual/email), envelopes and stamps

– Alcohol ? if you’re providing any.

– Sitting chart / menu (unless it’s included in decor ; ex.: a blackboard with people’s names on it)

– Tips for vendors ?

– Mani/pedi if ever you want one (can also be DIY)

I really can’t think of anything else … can I say again I’m jealous of your budget breakdown ? Cool

Post # 13
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Beach

I’m just going to write what comes to my mind and what’s not on your list πŸ™‚






-rehearsal dinner

-Cake topper

-bridal bouquet

-BM gifts

-Groomsmen gifts


That’s all πŸ™‚

Post # 15
3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@bananapuddles:  Thank you! πŸ™‚

Having a budget wedding really isn’t so bad if you spend in the right area, which it seems that you are.

Post # 16
2122 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I was wondering if bees thought you wanted to increase your wedding budget with some of those additions… Videography and DJs are could be more than the ceremony and food. You have everything that seems to be important to you. My budget went to similar things. Good luck to you!

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