(Closed) What is YOUR budge for the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is/was your budget for the wedding?
    $0-$1000 : (4 votes)
    2 %
    $1001 - $5000 : (22 votes)
    12 %
    $5001 - $15,000 : (56 votes)
    32 %
    $15,001 - $22,000 : (31 votes)
    18 %
    $22,001 - $30,000 : (26 votes)
    15 %
    $30,0001 - $45,000 : (22 votes)
    12 %
    $45,001 - $60,000 : (8 votes)
    5 %
    $60,001 - $90,000 : (5 votes)
    3 %
    $90,001 - $120,000 : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Ours started at $10k, but it keeps inching up bit by bit. I think we’re at $12k right now. Budgets are really hard to stick with, especially since you have to ‘be in love’ with every little wedding detail. I mean, it’s like you’ve failed if you’re not in love with your venue, your dress, your centerpieces. It’s really hard to love all of it without going over budget!!!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1313 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’re going to try to keep it under $5K, but depending on the venue, it might have to go up to $6K

    Post # 5
    Member
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Im praying we can keep this under 3K.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We originally had planned a 15K wedding but we just didn’t have the money.  So now we were shooting for somewhere from 6-7K plus whatever we owe on our short honeymoon.  

    Post # 7
    Member
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    6k

    Post # 8
    Member
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn

    Our goal is $10K but I guess these all depend on what you consider to be in the budget. For us, we aren’t considering the rings or the honeymoon in that figure. But I know differnet people tally in different ways. So I reserve the right to modify my number if a consensus on what is included is reached. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 9
    Member
    2407 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Our original goal was $9,000 but looks like we’ll end up at $12,000. This is including our honeymoon and our parents trips to the wedding (we’re having a destination wedding) though. So the other stuff is right on budget, it’s just the travel/lodging that we underestimated. 

    Post # 11
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Our original budget was $5000 for 50 people and a backyard reception…. it ended up being $6600 for 76 people and our reception at a venue.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Not too bad when you consider the differences!

    Post # 12
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    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We’ve already talked about how much to spend on this, and it will be a compromise, but we are keeping it at 5k.  Not at all what I envisioned growing up (picture St. Pat’s Cathedral and every single cousin-even 3rd cousins invited ) but i’m not that little girl anymore and I’d rather take the other money and put a freakin pool in!!

    Post # 13
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    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Right now, on paper, our budget is about $6200, but I’m planning on $6500.  I’m sure that there will be some unexpected costs, and I’d rather have a higher number in my head rather than get surprised if things cost a little more than I think. We live in Colorado, and are having our wedding at a ranch in the Rocky Mountains.

    I refuse to pay $10k plus, and I’ve cut things way down…doing a lot of DIY.  My goal is to also be as eco-friendly as possible, and it looks like that will save a ton of money too.  Examples: DIY BBQ dinner (have a friend from TN who’s dad owns a BBQ catering company, he offered to cater the whole thing), pre-owned dress, herbs & veggies as centerpiece “flowers” = cheap and our guests can take them home/eat them, ipod for the reception, lots of thrift store/or recycled stuff we already own.  The bridesmaid dresses will be sun dresses, which will save them money & hopefully they can find them at a thrift store.  I’m hoping it looks awesome, not cheesy/crappy/cheap.  I’ve scoured the internet and have found a lot of inspiration pictures that look awesome.

    Post # 14
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    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    5-15k in the poll is  a really huge gap!

     

    we had initially planned for 10k–honeymoon included. we were, and still are on a tight budget. however, even after trying to scrimp and save and make shortcuts, we are probably going to come in right around 15k.

    i feel like i am not even doing anything elaborate. heck, our food is only 15 bucks a person. it’s just so hard to plan an inexpensive wedding! i wish we were doing it for closer to 8k…

    Post # 15
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    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Budget is so tricky! We will try to keep is on the 15.000 range, but as I’m still waiting for some estimates I don’t have a final figure yet. We are saving money with DIY website, invitations, favors and decor, flowers done by a friend, and custom made dress (way cheaper than in the shops). We also want to contact filming schools for potential videographers (as we don’t think we can afford a professional) and I will ask a friend to be my DoC.

    Things we are not saving money on (or better, that are a priority for us so we’re not looking to go cheap) are venue, food and photography.

    Post # 16
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I wanted it to be $10,000 but we went about $4000 over. It wasn’t a “strict” budget to begin with, just what I felt comfortable spending. Oddly, my husband was always the one who always wanted to spend more money on things.

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