(Closed) What is your total cost per expected guest?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is your total cost per attending guest?
    Under $25/guest : (2 votes)
    2 %
    $26 - $50/guest : (7 votes)
    6 %
    $51 - $100/guest : (27 votes)
    25 %
    $101 - $150/guest : (24 votes)
    22 %
    $151 - $200/guest : (11 votes)
    10 %
    $201 - $250/guest : (10 votes)
    9 %
    $251 - $300/guest : (5 votes)
    5 %
    $301 - $350/guest : (7 votes)
    6 %
    $351 - $400/guest : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine is really high ($444/guest), but I think that’s because we had a very small wedding (45 people in the end).

    Post # 4
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    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    $30.  But the total is my total budget for dress, diy and other wedding items like Dj and transportation, hair, makeup, shoes, invitations, officiant, ceremony space, flowers, photography, etc.  Some of those costs have nothing really to do with the guests.

    Post # 5
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    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Ours probably will be $150-$175 depending on how many guests attend in the end.

    Post # 6
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    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    Right now it’s probably around $300 per guest, gah!  I didn’t look at it that way.

    Post # 7
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    4659 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Lemma:  Yeah my guest count is very low so it sort of blows up my “per guest” number a little since other costs remain the same.

    Post # 8
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We were around $175pp. 

    $14,300/82 people.

    Post # 9
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    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We’re at $20 per person, we’re planning on around 375 people total. Right now our guest list is at 525, but I’m hoping to cut that down more. And there’s no way we’ll have less than 100 no’s.

    Post # 10
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    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    $116 per person for food and venue. And we have 220 guests.  

    Post # 11
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    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think we’re around $200 pp. I feel weird having some costs (my dress, photographer) be included though since they are mostly for me. I think that items which are part of the guest experience (reception venue, food, drink, invitations, favors) should be what determines the cost per guest.

    Post # 12
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @NAvery:  Our venue had a minimum we didn’t meet (we didn’t get as many out of towners as we expected) so it increased our cost to $245/head.

    Post # 13
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    3092 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    ~$860pp for 50 ppl including ourselves.

    Post # 14
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    $650 pp for 130, includes photographer, videographer, live musicians, gratuities, transportation, and a planner. 

    It’s about $245pp for just the ceremony & reception spaces & food. 

    I wanted a small high end wedding, Fiance wanted a big wedding even if cheap. We settled on a medium sized wedding that’s high end in the high-imact places but DIYed and heavily negotiated in others. Not as fully accomodating as I would’ve liked to be if it was maybe 50 people. 

    Post # 15
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    1292 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Mine is high. I just guessed around 18,000.00 for 40 guests. 450.00 per person.

    Post # 16
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    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Mine is high too. I think it’s around the $350-450 range. We had less guests than expected, and many of the bills were set costs that would’ve been the same had it been 300 or 50 (e.g. DJ).

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