(Closed) What is “low budget” for you?

posted 11 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is YOUR Low Budget?

    >$1,000

    $2-$3k

    $4-$5k

    $6-$7k

    $8-$10k

    Over $10,000

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @okadagrl that is a great score!

    Post # 18
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think the term “low budget” is just soooo subjective. Compared to all of my family and friends who are getting married in the last few and next few years, we are definitely the low-est budget (not counting rings or honeymoon or rehearsal dinner, 13k). But I think we’re still pulling off a pretty nice/traditional-esc wedding for that. It will be in a rented venue with catered food, alcohol, etc. We are skipping some things and skimping on others… but “low” really depends on what you’re comparing to 🙂 

    Post # 20
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Where we live if you have a $10k wedding, its big….When I got married we had planned on a 3k and went a little over. Work and jobs are so scarce we didnt have a lot of wiggle room but knew we had enough to start out on. We saved most of our money by making the bouquets and bout’s ourselves.

    Post # 21
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    my budget for the wedding alone in 2000 but if you add the honeymoon will be 4000

    Post # 23
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    Blushing bee

    For the area I live in, anything under 15k is considered “low budget” but it also depends on how big your wedding is as well. For a wedding of 120 people 15k is do-able but with a lot of DIY’ing. This is pretty sad b/c this is the cost of a new, cute, sub-compact car and still a chunk of money. Most of my friend’s and family’s weddings were anywhere from $24k – $70k.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Free?

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    10,000 will probably be my budget.

    Kind of sucks that you all consider that to be a “low-budget” wedding.

    I kind of thought it was going to be a pretty nice wedding.  Granted, I’m not going to rent out an amazing venue that overlooks downtown.

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Yumi87- we have the same budget! Your date is alot closer than mine if you have any tips that have worked for you please feel free to message me.

    I voted for 1K because that is my budget and I know that alot of people would say that it was low budget but for me it isnt about how much I can spend its just about marrying my guy and having a great party with family and friends. It works for us! Plus I never saw going into debt an option for my wedding.

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are going to come in at about 5k but that is feeding 200-230 people! we scrimped on everything so we could feed people!

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t like the term “low budget.”  I think that connotates a very negative meaning similar to “low rent,” “tacky,” or “classless” what I think you might have meant to say, “small budget.”

    For me, anything under $30K would be “small budget,” but my wedding is in a big city.  While that would be a small budget for me, most people doing weddings with those kinds of budgets don’t have “low rent” type weddings.  I’ve seen many beautiful and very unique weddings done with a small budget.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t vote, because I don’t consider myself to be having a “low budget”. But anything under $25k would be low-budget in my opinion, for my area (NYC).

    @wendyS328: I don’t think any of the posters mean to imply that low budget means a not-nice wedding (although like @Mrs.Louboutin wrote, there does seem to be some sort of association between the two). I personally am jealous of anyone with the skills, patience, and time to put together a low budget/small budget wedding, whether it’s by necessity or by choice.

    Post # 30
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am so envious of you girls who manage to keep their budget within 3-4k limits!! We are looking at a ~8.5k budget right now, which I still consider to be pretty low-budget especially compared to some weddings (which by no means is meant bad, we all have different wishes, guestlists and money to spend!). But it sure is a lot of money and I would so love to be able to budget a little lower total hehe.

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    $5000, for 125 people! could have done it for less i think though looking back

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