Post # 1
We are just starting to discuss the funding of our wedding and are having a hard time relating to books that allocate funds. I know NY is its own element and everything is so expensive here. We would be the first of our friends to tie the knot so we are clueless when it comes to knowning how much should be allocated to flowers/ dj/ photography/venue/limo etc.
Are there any NYC/Metro Area brides that would be willing to share their wedding budget breakdown.
Much Appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
i am an SF bride, which is the 2nd most expensive place in US next to NY right? I can say trying to budget was overwhelming cause of all our first “quotes” and that we totally changed our budget after we started hagling with vendors.
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Post # 5
There are a couple good budget calculators online that were helpful in the initial budgeting. the Knot’s one you plug in your total budget and it’ll break things down for you, I find it kind of allocated some things too high and others too low but overall it was a good jumping off point. I’m in the Los Angeles area and things are pretty expensive here, pretty much everything was over what I initially thought things would cost and our budget jumped from the 10K we wanted to spend to 20,000 pretty quickly.
Post # 6
I got married in ’08 so I know prices have gone up since then but:
Hall was 9,000 (Lido Golf Club)
Photographer was 1200 (she has since doubled her prices if not more)
DJ was free bc he is my cousin (but he charges about $400 normally)
Reverend was about $400
Flowers were $1500
Limo (to and from hair/makeup and location and one to pick us up) about $180
Post # 7
I’m not totally done with vendors but so far:
also some halls offer an all-inclusive package like med. manor in patchogue is 10k for hall, photos, dj, flowers ect
Post # 10
Here is what we have so far:
- Venue ($1600)-Queens County Farm
- DJ ($2050)-Aria DJ
- Officiant ($350)
- Photographer ($1250)
- All save the dates, invites, and stamps ($160ish)
I paid $220 for my dress (David’s Bridal) but also got a reception dress from Unique Vintage for about $120. Veil was 30-something dollars from Etsy, and shoes were about $20 at Marshall’s.
Post # 11
Here’s mine so far
- Venue ($23,000) – Fox Hollow Somerley
- DJ ($2250) – we have lights/2 51’tvs package
- Photo/Video ($6000) – includes our album & 2 parent albums
- Dress ($2003) – with veil, not including alterations
- Photobooth ($1095)
That’s all we have done so far. It seems like I spent a lot of money compared to everyone else.
Post # 12
Here’s our breakdown:
Venue $10,000 give or take -East Wind @ The Veranda
Photography with wedding album and Picture credit – $2000
Photo booth: $800
Dress & Veil $1050
Know there is more but that’s what I can think of right now..