(Closed) What is your Budget?

posted 10 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is your Budget?
    $0-$1,000 : (0 votes)
    $1,000-$2,000 : (0 votes)
    $2,000-$3,000 : (0 votes)
    $3,000-$5,000 : (6 votes)
    10 %
    $5,000-$10,000 : (13 votes)
    22 %
    $10,000-$20,000 : (9 votes)
    15 %
    $20,000-$30,000 : (12 votes)
    20 %
    $30,000-$40,000 : (10 votes)
    17 %
    $40,000-$50,000 : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    133 posts
    Blushing bee

    Hi TennisSMLS– it would be really helpful/ more scientific/ more consistent if you defined what should and shouldn’t be included in the budget for the purposes this poll.

    Are engagement rings/ wedding rings included?

    Other wedding jewelery that might be re-worn?


    Rehearsal Dinner?

    Day-after brunch?

    What if people are covering expenses for their bridesmaids and groomsmen or providing a baby-sitter for out-of-town guests?

    Cost of wedding coordinator?

    Hotel rooms for the bride and groom?

    Is it just the bare bones– marriage license fee+ ceremony space fee + officiant fee + reception space rental fee + reception food and drink + limo or other transportation+ DJ or band + photographer + flowers + cake?


    Post # 5
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I watch that show to and Fiance and I can’t believe what some people spend… but they sure do look pretty!

    Post # 6
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I’ve been including everything that’s wedding-related into our overall budget…

    * rings * Honeymoon * attendant gifts * etc… 

    Just helps me keep my funds in check. =) 

    Post # 7
    33 posts
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I am quite proud of my little budget!  I feel like keeping to a tight budget has forced me to be creative and to channel all resources available into a beautiful affair.  We have a small guest list (80) and are having the ceremony in the local park just for a donation to the garden society.  The reception site has reasonable catering costs.  We did splurge a bit on photography, but we were able to hire a fantastic photographer early in her career, so the expense was within reason.  We are still working on securing all of our vendors, but I feel certain we will be on budget!

    Post # 8
    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    @ Pixieduster: Consider yourself lucky that you can have a small guest list! It’s surely a privilege.

    I’m so jealous of anyone who can keep it small and intimate! With both of our immediate families (aunts, uncles, first cousins, grandparents)….that puts us at 70 already. =(

    Then friends, family friends, etc….it adds up quickly. 

    Post # 9
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @TeenisSML5:  Check out the several threads on this topic recently.  See them here, here, here, and here.

    The first link is the most comprehensive with over 220 responses so far, which should give you a good idea of the massive spectrum of weddings that the bees are having!  I encourage you all to post your bduget amounts there if you haven’t yet as we have a few readers keeping a running tally of the averages!

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