(Closed) What is considered a budget wedding in your area?

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 62
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think it totally depends, but I bet people around here are averaging about 30k, 10-15k would probably be considered “on a budget.”

Thinking about spending even 10k creeps me out. I have a feeling I’m going to be doing a lot of stuff myself and with my family. I’m hoping to stay under 5k.

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am in Utah and most weddings here cost about $3,000 and that is the normal budget, but mostly because so many brides get married in the temple here and then have a reception at their local church (which is free) so they only pay for some food, but most often that food is provided by the women in the church, and their dresses and flowers.

For a bride not having a religious wedding (like me) the average is somewhere between $4,000 and $5,000.

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Miss. Snowball: Hey we are state twins!! Yay!! i haven’t seen a bee from Utah yet 🙂 Hooray for non-traditional Utah weddings!

Yeah utah is actually listed as having the lowest avg cost of weddings because of what miss snowball mentioned above.  I throughly do not enjoy typical utah weddings though.  My FHs brother just got married in the traditional Utah fashion and omg it was sooooo boring lol. No offense I just want my wedding to be a party!! That’s why even though weddings are cheapest in Utah I am having my wedding in New Orleans 🙂 I will probably end up spending around $15,000 not including the honeymoon, however I wouldnt call it budget since I will only be having around 40 guests since its across the country. My wedding is going to be everything I dreamed of I’m so excited!!

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Glad I’m not the only one who thinks 30k is budget inthe NYC area.

Post # 66
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@natbug21: I have seen a few other Utah brides on here, but not many. And yes, Utah weddings are most oftern VERY boring! I am so glad we are having a party like wedding, I think we are having one of those movie type weddings, which I LOVE!

Post # 67
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am doing a lovely Sunday morning wedding with twenty of the most important people in our lives with us, married by a wonderful family friend in his beautiful backyard, wearing a beautiful dress my mom bought me, then going into the nearest city for a lovely brunch at a restaurant on the river.

We are renting a nice car to get to the brunch and one of my best friends is making our cake, he is a genius with flour.

We are giving favours from the heart, a collection of childhood favorite candies in homemade bags with ribbon.

I am having a makeup artist for myself and my maid of honour, my hubby to be is wearing a suit he has but has never worn before with a beautiful new tie I bought to match my dress.

We will have a wedding day hotel night in the city at the best hotel there, and all in we will be spending MAYBE 3 thousand.

You don’t have to spend a million dollars to have what you want and end up married to the love of your life.

 

 

Post # 68
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Ours is definitely budget. Average for Kokomo is between 15-20k and ours is under $5k.

Post # 69
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

According to theknot.com the average wedding costs in my area  (DC Metro) is $33,727! That is more than I make in a year. We are spending about $6,000-$7,000 on our wedding. We just know the areas we want to splurge and would rather spend less and save for a house.

Post # 70
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 I think average is very deceiving.  My venue offers the same package, (elaborate cocktail hour, 4 course dinner, cake + extra dessert and top shelf open bar) for $59 pp for a sunday afternoon in January or $180 for a Saturday night at peak season.  

Post # 71
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Helper bee

My wedding was WELL UNDER average in my area (got married at SB- avg$36k; spent around $20k) I was so budget concious.  

Luckly, my DH new how I did not get to go to my senior prom and always thought that my dream wedding will make up for it.  Well, both of my parents deceased and my DH is very private person.  For that, even he gave me literally “NO” budget, I watched every penny I spent.

I do not agree with “financing” your wedding.  I know it is your special day but you have to think what is more important to both of you.  

Comparing to the figures, I spent way more (100% or more) for my photo, video, e-rings and others.  

Overall, I feel great about my beautiful wedding that my friends and family still talk about.  =)  

 

Post # 72
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m originally from a rural area in Washington, where I think anything under 8-10 grand would be considered seriously budget. Now I’m in Seattle, where my 10K budget 1. makes my mom gasp and say, “HOW much?” even though she’s not paying for it, we are, and 2. makes city people look at me pityingly.

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