(Closed) What did/will your wedding cost?

posted 13 years ago in Money
Post # 47
29 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

150 people

Hahn Estates Vinyard in Monterey County, California

My guys father gave us 40K, but we have a budget of 25k,,,we might go over a couple of grand!

That’s not including our honeymoon (gift from aunt!) I’m showing my man this posting so he doesn’t give me crap! haha!  

Post # 48
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

1) Number of guests? 250

2) What is your location?  Raleigh, NC

3) What was the final cost of your wedding? We’re at 60k now and it isn’t until next July.


Post # 49
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Guests: 140-160

Venue: Cape Cod, MA

Cost: Budget is $40,000 not including honeymoon or Rehearsal Dinner.

I actually wanted a downtown Boston wedding but we found we really couldn’t afford it so we moved down the Cape.  Over half of our budget went to venue rental, food and drinks.  Wedding isn’t until June 2009

Post # 51
55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

So glad to see some Michigan people here!

Guests: 250

Location: Chelsea, MI

Cost: 12,000

It’s so tough to stick to that budget with so many people! ::sigh:: 

Post # 52
44 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

1) 75ish (130 invited)

2) Southern NJ/Philly Suburbs

3) After taxes and tips, it will probably be around $13K excluding the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon. FH and I will end up covering a little less than half of that.

Post # 53
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

50 guests, Grayton Beach, Florida, for $5,000. That doesn’t include my wedding ring (he will wear a family ring) or our honeymoon.

Post # 54
8 posts


Chapel Hill, NC


 Good luck!  This is such a personal thing and there are so many variables that no amount is better than another.

Post # 55
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969


Philadelphia, PA

25,000-30,000 (not including rings, honeymoon or gifts)

Post # 56
4 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009


150 people

Palo Alto, CA

$30K (not including rings or honeymoon) 


We started out with the idea of a small wedding for $15K, but decided to opt for a larger wedding to include our large immediate family. 

Post # 57
16 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

Where are all the SF brides?

About 60

San Francisco


Not including Rehearsal Dinner, rings or honeymoon. 

Post # 58
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

75-100 people

Western MA

13k-15k excluding rings and honeymoon (which we’re not even sure we’re taking)

We could have done it for about the same in Boston had we been willing to move our date up before our potential venue moved. Alas, they will be closed in our time frame. We’re 22 and 23 respectively and funding the entire thing ourselves with no debt. Both our sets of parents are working class and we don’t feel that it’s fair to ask them to chip in. Our budget was under 10k til we decided we wanted a pro photographer and determined we are extremely picky. We’re having a relatively non-traditional wedding though, which prolly helps the budget a lot. 

Post # 59
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

1) Number of guests? 260

2) What is your location?  Boston, MA 

3) What was the final cost of your wedding? Around $25,000

Post # 60
37 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

1) Number of guests? 100-120

2) Location: Buffalo, NY at the Buffalo Botanical Gardens

3) Cost?  ~11K (excluding Honeymoon and engagment ring) 

All of this is dependant on what the next 9 months brings us.  We were give 3K from my parents and we’re footing the rest of the bill.  So I hope to keep it closer to 9-10k. 

Post # 61
3 posts
  • Wedding: September 2022

1) 80

2) Greensboro, NC

3)  $8000.  With Honeymoon–$9800. 

We are footing the bill ourselves.  Big expenses are tent, chairs, etc (what a pain) and food.  We are buying beer and wine from Costco.  We’re not having an "official" photographer, my dress is from Jcrew and we have DIYed as much as possible. 

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