(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
    $0-$50 : (8 votes)
    9 %
    $51-$100 : (15 votes)
    16 %
    $101-$150 : (16 votes)
    17 %
    $151-$200 : (21 votes)
    23 %
    $201-$250 : (7 votes)
    8 %
    $251-$300 : (10 votes)
    11 %
    $301-$350 : (5 votes)
    5 %
    $351-$400 : (5 votes)
    5 %
    $401-$450 : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 17
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    1295 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
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    2961 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Well over $300 per guest.  That puts it in a different perspective…

    Post # 19
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    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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
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    791 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    $99.61 including everything except attire.  We have 72 guests.

    Post # 21
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    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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! Laughing

    Post # 22
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    1741 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well, that was sobering!

    Post # 23
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    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
    Member
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    Over $300 per guest, I think. I may not have calculated correctly. We’re at about 30 people.

    Post # 25
    Member
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    2933 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    $166.78

    <punches self>

     

    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
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    1017 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Well we are just having cake and punch after the wedding and a pig roast the next day so definitely under $50.

    Post # 28
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    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee

    $45 w/ 550 guests

    Post # 29
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    12261 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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.

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