(Closed) What did/will your wedding cost?

posted 13 years ago in Money
Post # 17
6 posts

1) About 110

2) Manhattan

3) Hasn’t happened yet but the budget is about $125K.

Post # 18
142 posts
Blushing bee

Not including rings and honeymoon (didn’t do a rehearsal dinner):

1) 50 people

2) Charlottesville, VA

3) 5K

We’re both still in school (grad and med) and paid for everything ourselves.

Post # 19
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Way too much?

We had an amazing wedding, but I can’t help but think why we did all of it…..I had wanted something small, intimate, pretty much the two of us on a deserted island somewhere; he wanted the big wedding.  Oh well….

1. 120

2. Brookline, MA

3. about $50k


Post # 21
1929 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Humarock – I live in NYC and its always painful to see how much cheaper weddings are in other parts of the country, especially outside of pricey urban areas in the Northeast &Chicago! My brother’s mortgage on a 4 bedroom house in Ohio less than my rent on a tiny one bedroom in Manhattan!  Don’t feel bad about what you are spending….but know you can negotiate and shop around for cheaper places and vendors, especially in this economy!

Post # 22
5 posts

1. 60 ish

2. Miami, FL

3. 14k – 15k

Post # 23
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I never thought I would spend this much on a wedding:

 1. approximately 220

2. Hamburg, NJ (about 1 hour from NYC)

3. $80k

Honeymoon, attendant gifts, and tips is not included in here and only our wedding bands not my engagement ring.  I do think we went a bit over the top but the bulk of our budget was the venue then band with a quick follow by flowers and photographer respectively.  If I could do it all over again I might not have picked such an expensive venue but I know I will love the day soon coming up.

Post # 25
41 posts
  • Wedding: July 2009

Southern California wasn’t much better than some of those other areas, although I saved by choosing Long Beach (where we live) instead of Downtown LA/Beverly Hills, etc.

 1.  280

2. Long Beach, CA

3. $30-40K

Post # 26
10 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Our guest count is not for sure yet (because it will be across the country from most of the people I know…) but I’m guessing between 150-200. Our wedding will take place in Morehead City, NC and we are planning on spending $6000. Period.

Post # 27
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My parents are paying and we didn’t get a budget, so we’re fortunate in their generosity.

1) 70 people

2) Atlanta, Georgia

3) $55,000

Post # 28
3793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

125-150 people

Lake Tahoe

less than $15,000 (and I still feel that’s too much!)

Post # 29
17 posts
  • Wedding: October 2008

320- 350 people


$55,000 excluding rings and honeymoon!

Post # 30
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

1.  150-ish

2. Des Moines, Iowa

3. ~ $14,000 (I don’t have an exact final tally)

Post # 31
1082 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

100 people

Mountains of North Carolina


Our initial budget was 13,000 but we splurged on invitations and plan on extending open bar to six hours (the entire reception) from the initial three.  It’s not too bad, since my mom decided to contribute 3,000 — so we bascially break even. 

Really, it’s such a waste of money 🙁  That’s a car (something I have yet to own), that’s a down payment on a house!  That’s money that could be invested and turned into a hella lot more money!  Have I been taking stupid pills?!

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