(Closed) What is your per person budget using the following calculation

posted 10 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much is your per head count not including personal attire, beauty, transportation










  • Post # 3
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011


    Post # 4
    1691 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Mine came out to about $125 per person. My wedding is about $11,000 for 90 people when you aren’t adding in the cost of my dress, accessories, rings, etc. It looks like I’m on the low side surprisingly.

    Post # 5
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think photography rarely impacts your guests, and is more a personal thing. So I didn’t count in my estimation.  My count was at $261 but I think it will probably hit a little higher and I’m missing something, so I put $300-$351.00.

    Post # 6
    4437 posts
    Honey bee

    From my best guess, we spent about $140/guest. $50 of that was food and aopen bar alone. This was for 65 guests.

    Post # 7
    1081 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think I spent about $125 per person. God that sounds like a lot, but then we’re only having 35 – 40 people.

    Post # 8
    6377 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Ours was roughly $150 p/person for all guest related expenses. Almost $80 of that was for food and beverage alone. Thankfully we had a small guest list (invited 83, about 70 showed). I don’t know how some of these couples with 250+ guests swing it. 

    Post # 9
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Just shy of 300 per person, 200 of that was just venue/food/liquor

    Post # 10
    1417 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    about $220 per person….I’d say total, we’re spending about $30-33k for 150 people…

    Post # 11
    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    $36/person That is for 275 people, wedding budget was $10,000

    Post # 12
    3930 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i voted incorrectly! i put 151-200, but we are actually just over $200/person.

    Post # 13
    1860 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Not including photog/videography it is $80pp.

    Post # 15
    451 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    This is an interesting question. I’ve been think about it a little bit because I assumed that keeping the guest list down would cut the overall price, and it has but not to the extent that I originally expected.

    Because of the costs that are (somewhat) independent of the guest count — ceremony venue and decorations, florals-bouquets, reception venue, planner/ consultant, musician, photographer.

    Then there are the costs that are guest count dependent — food, liquor, cake, rentals, invitations, florals-centerpieces, favors, guest transportation.

    So, if you just looked at the second group you could see how much you’re paying for each additional guest.

    Post # 16
    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    if you put it that way….I think ours would have been about $150/pp for 120 people.

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