(Closed) Wedding Budgets Help!

posted 10 years ago in Long Island, New York
Post # 3
1697 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.

Post # 5
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
17 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

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

Honeymoon $1500

Dress $1500


Post # 7
17 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m not totally done with vendors but so far:

Hall(giorgios) $26,000

DJ/MC/Lights- $2000

Photographer/Videographer- $5000


also some halls offer an all-inclusive package like med. manor in patchogue is 10k for hall, photos, dj, flowers ect

Post # 10
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Here’s our breakdown:

Venue $10,000 give or take -East Wind @ The Veranda

DJ/MC/Uplighting: $1750

Photography with wedding album and Picture credit – $2000

Photo booth: $800

Flowers: $2800

Dress & Veil $1050

Officiant: $500

Honeymoon $2600

Favors: $150

Know there is more but that’s what I can think of right now..


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