- 10 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
What is your Budget?
What is your Budget?
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?
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?
I was just speaking in general, did want to get specific! (wouldnt include the honeymoon). I was watching Platinum Weddings and started thinking about budgets and how nuts or luckey some of those brides are!
I watch that show to and Fiance and I can’t believe what some people spend… but they sure do look pretty!
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. =)
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!
@ 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.
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!
WOW LatteLove! I hadn’t found that thread!! 220 responses! I never would have started this one if I had seen that one!! Thanks
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