Post # 32
The food! We’ve spent a little extra on the DJ as well because he’s playing the piano for the ceremony and cocktail hour and the music is so important to us since it creates the whole mood of the wedding! BUT, the food is almost half of our budget!
Post # 33
My wedding dress. And FI’s yet-to-be-made custom-cut suit. We’re both putting down QUITE a pretty penny for our attire. And yet, somehow, I think that it will be worth it. I hope that on that day we will each feel that we’ve never looked better.
Post # 34
Our splurge will be a live band that we fell in love with, and a lighting package. Uplighting in our wedding color, a band wash, a dancefloor wash, and pinspotting for the cake and the centerpieces. Pricey but it will be well worth it!
Post # 35
Ours would be the venue at $14k but it was either that place or elope.
Post # 36
Videography. Hadn’t even originally planned on it, then when I did, no typical videographers would do, I wanted quality! 🙂
Post # 37
Looks like ours will be venue… around $8k with all the things it includes, such as linens and dishes (but not food). I thought that was pretty inexpensive until I started reading around on here!
Post # 38
Photography – It was really important to us to get photos we loved because we would have those forever.
Post # 39
Dress and jewelry. I’m great at staying within budget (I’m really low-maintenance about the whole wedding, so it’s pretty easy). But I found a dress right at the upper limit of my dress budget, and loved it. Then alterations on it were right at the upper limit for alterations. But it’ll be gorgeous. I went over on jewelry too.
Post # 40
Venue/catering: we’re paying around £7k (about $10.5k) for food and drink (canapes, 3 course meal, and drinks for 50, plus evening buffet (catering for 70), and about £1.5k behind the bar)
My dress was also quite xpensive (£1200/$1600) as were my shoes (£600/$900). Honeymoon will probably be anything from £4-6k, and our photographer will probably cost about £1-1.5k for a fully day plus images on a disc (no album).
Things we’re saving on our invites/stationary, transport, flowers/decorations.
Post # 41
Apart from our reception, it was music! We are having Divisi Strings at the ceremony and reception! They are string quartet that plays classical AND top 40/pop!
Post # 42
flowers. I can’t get over how expensive they are!
Post # 43
The venue. It’s all inclusive, but it’s still a huge number to swallow!