Post # 17
To be safe I put $250-300 because I still haven’t determined what we’ll do for flowers and a few other things I’m sure will add to our current expenses. Right now it’s e $231/guest though and $150 is just food & drinks.
Post # 18
Well over $300 per guest. That puts it in a different perspective…
Post # 19
My husband and I just got married and overall, we spent a little over $40,000 on our wedding. We had 210 people. It’s pretty crazy when you finally break it down to the actual cost per guest. I knew weddings were expensive, but never really factored in the additional costs than what the cost of food/drinks would be when figuring out monetary gifts to previous weddings we attended. So, our wedding came out to be $190/pp, but overall we received $75/pp in cash gifts. It’s all perspective, but I wouldn’t have changed anything. We had a beautiful wedding with our closest family and friends!
Post # 20
$99.61 including everything except attire. We have 72 guests.
Post # 21
Not counting photography, we are at 130/guest. With photography, more like 160. I could swing in either categories. I’d rather be in the lower one though!
Post # 23
Its kind of a misleading statistic, since the guest # varies so wildly among weddings. There are a lot of things that cost the same amount vs # of guests (for example, my venue was a flat fee, and obviously, my gown our own transport etc are fixed costs). We had 69 guests including us – it calculates to about $325 a head. But – that includes EVERYTHING – even our hotel, since we got married out of town.
Post # 24
Over $300 per guest, I think. I may not have calculated correctly. We’re at about 30 people.
Post # 25
Wow, 169.6! Based off of 150 people. I think we will be close to that, and if not, most costs are changing. The only thing that would probably go down is food which is about $40/head and if enough people, a centerpiece
Post # 26
ETA: forgot the videographer and rehearsal dinner. Does that count? I still divided it by all my guests even though only 34 will be invited. $185.91
Post # 27
Well we are just having cake and punch after the wedding and a pig roast the next day so definitely under $50.
Post # 29
Around $130 for 140 guests. Basically my whole budget was for everything but attire. Of about 20k, only $650 went to attire – 380 went to my dress, 200 for hair and make up, and 70 for my earrings. Everythinng else was pretty much food, photog, dj, flowers.