(Closed) Wedding cost

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 61
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Buzzing bee

We are trying to pay 10 or under for ours. And that doesnt include honeymoon, which we probably won’t have cause we cant afford it. No one is helping us so we are flying solo. I wish I could have my dream wedding, but now its second best(as is usally the case with me since my bro gets everything). A barn wedding with a short second hand dress. No more pretty Edwardian wedding that I wanted. At least I will get my Italian pasteries. Yep. Good times.

Post # 62
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448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We budgeted $20k but now are looking at around $23k.

Post # 63
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Wow, I need to show my Fiance this post!! He thinks our budget is high at $6,000..lmao! We are having a small 85 person, DIY wedding.

Post # 64
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

We’re going to come in around 15k, probably a little under.

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We technically had two weddings: a Destination Wedding (California) with a tad over 70 people and a local reception (North NJ, 5.5 hours, food, open bar, dessert table, DJ, photographer, videographer, photo booth, just no ceremony) with 165 people, including gifts, transportation to Destination Wedding, hotel rooms for immediate family, we paid around $70K.  Honeymoon is an extra $10K or so.  We paid everything ourselves, but our parents ended up giving us very generous wedding gifts, so that helped a lot. 

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

5k for wedding including e ring. 

3k for honeymoon if we go over seas. 1k if we stay in the states. 

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Theater

Looking at 10k, including rings and flights to and from Europe as we’re having a “destination wedding”. With the difference that only I and my wife are doing the traveling, lol. My grandparents donated 4k for the costs which is probably the only reason we are able to afford it. I had wanted to stay under 5k but with two brides, it’s just not very feasible. Also extras keep racking up and we’re splurging on some things, like photographer.

No honeymoon. Maybe next year.

Post # 68
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I have a $10,000 budget and invited 50 guests but I’m expecting approximately 40, 80% of which are traveling from out of state.  I’m quite pleased with how I’ve operated within my budget- my wedding is in a ski town in Colorado ($$$).  I think I will come in at $9,000.

Post # 69
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We are paying for the wedding ourselves and, have set a budget of $15k for 80 people, everything included except the honeymoon and bride&groom transportation. 

Our over-estimated itemised budget is at $17k so we are confident we can come in on budget!

My father is generously giving us $5k for the honeymoon so we will stick with that amount when planning. 

Fiance personally bought my engagement ring so I plan to personally pay for our transportation on our wedding day – Fiance wanted a rolls royce but I told him it wasn’t in our budget, so I will surprise him with one on the day 🙂 

Post # 70
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Newbee

Our original budget was $7500, but it’s looking like we’ll be spending closer to $9000 for our 55 person wedding in CT.

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Actually embarrassed to say my wedding was close to 40k, despite being not a lavish wedding. Venue and food (including open bar) – $25,000 dress – $ 1400 groom suit – $700, flowers – $1450, Dj-$1200, officiant- $350, cake – $ 375, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts – $500, photographer – $3200 and then all the other odds and ends. our wedding rings were only about 700 dollars and our honeymoon was a splurge (3 weeks italy and France at $6000) I don’t consider the honeymoon part of costs though because we were saving/planning it for longer than we were engaged. For reference, I had 130 people. My original budget was $20,000 (what a joke) 

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Around 45K including the honeymoon is what we are budgeting for but we are trying to cut cost where we can to save money. 

Post # 73
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We wanted to be at about 15K for 75 people, but it’s looking more like 20K not including rings and honeymoon.

 

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

our budget was set at $25K, we are now just under $35 and still slowly climbing- not including honeymoon as we havent decided where, when to go.. my mom was a big part in that number moving- she wants us to have the wedding of our dreams
we are paying half, my parents paying half, FI’s parents might chip in but thats questionable at this time. we are having 230 guests

Post # 75
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Our budget was 20k, but then we realized in NYC we will end up spending 50k or more easily so we decided to have a destination wedding with 60 guest and looking at about 12k including everything. 

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