(Closed) What are your wedding costs so far?

posted 6 years ago in Portland, Oregon
Post # 3
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Photographer: $1800

Dress/belt: $700

Food: $2500

Venue/tables: $2000 ($1000 refundable)

DJ: $500

Flowers: $500

DOC: $600

Bar/Alcohol: $600

Cake: Free by friend

Ceremony music: Free by friend

Chairs: $300

Linens: $250

Officient: $150


Haven’t booked Hair/Makeup yet but around $550


I can’t remember what else, but that’s what i have so far! Our wedding is next October, budget around $10-12,000


Post # 4
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - saint patricks parish

Not quite sure the last time I check I’m at about 2,000 dollars.

Post # 5
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

For about 80 guests (about 110 invited), we spent approximately:

Venue (ceremony/reception): $1000

Catering: $3000

Photography: $1000

Dress: $1000

Music (ceremony only; pandora radio used for reception): $400

Officiant: $300

Flowers: $500

Alcohol (wine/champagne and beer; no liquor): $500

Cake: $400

Rentals (tables, chairs, linens etc): $800

Hair/makeup: $100

Suit: $300

DIYs (decor, table #s, card box, candles, seating chart, wedding hanger etc): $400

Ketubah (including framing): $450

Wedding bands (not including engagement ring): $1000

Bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts: $100

Including wedding bands, we spent about $12,500 total

Post # 7
2084 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

A guest list of 300ppl

Venue (ceremony/reception): $35,000

Dress: $8,000

Flowers: $6,800

And that’s just the beginningWink

Post # 8
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

For about 175 guests we are spending

Venue (ceremony/reception): $1600

Catering: $5000

Photography: $500 (YAY for Friendors)

Dress: $350 and then $590 for reception dress (still needs to be altered)

Music working on this still

Officiant: Free (family member)

Flowers: $600 (DIY fresh flowers from costco

Alcohol Cash bar or limited still figuring it out

Cake: $230 (Fi keeps on adding more to the order so I wont be surprised for that number to go up) For 200 cupcakes and a small cutting cake.

Hair/makeup: $600 For me and all 5 of my bridesmaids, my mom, and my 2 daughters hair!

Suit: Not sure yet

DIYs I am thinking some where around 600ish? 

Wedding bands (not including engagement ring): $400 (Got a great deal)

Bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts: $200ish

I have also got a bunch of random things for free with Giveaways (Save the Dates, Garter, Words of Wisdom cards, and much much more!)

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