(Closed) What did you spend the most of your wedding budget on?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: dress

    catering (food & alcohol)

    ceremony (fee, accessories, officiant, etc)


    DJ/ Band

    Venue rental



  • Post # 3
    217 posts
    Helper bee

    $125 per person in a staten islandUndecided venue.  Ugh!!

    Post # 5
    982 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Our venue/catering is $185 pp. Its about 65% of our total budget.

    Post # 6
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yeah our catering/venue/service etc. is $150 per person. Its about 75% of our budget not including rings and honeymoon. The Hudson Valley is so expensive.

    Post # 7
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    my venue was inclusive of the rental fees and all the food/drink. it was about $126 per person

    Post # 8
    12326 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Food/drinks – 53%

    Post # 9
    9973 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Catering – about 45% of the budget on food/drinks and associated food-related rentals (dishes, silverware, etc)

    Post # 10
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Food and drink. Use of my friend’s restaurant, plus their buffet service, plus our outside purchases of alcohol, cake, and candy all came to about $1,500, possibly a couple of hundred dollars more. Not bad for 60 guests! It helps to know someone. Cool


    Post # 11
    8066 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Oh Oh I have a pie chart too! Smile

    Reception included food, open bar, tables, chairs, linens, setup, cleanup, venue rental fees and taxes

    Others are give or take a little.  I think the stationary, cake, and bachelorette party are all actually 2.5% and the hotel/limo is 4.5%

    Post # 12
    7960 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    definitely the catering (food and drinks).  45% of the cost not including travel, honeymoon or rings.  i truly was expecting a much larger bar bill.

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