Semi-destination wedding to New Orleans, in December, for 40 people.
trying to keep budget under 10k, would love to end up under 9k, but we will see.
Biggest expense: $7100 covers our venue (ceremony and reception), lots of food, open bar, tables/chairs/linens/plates/glasses, cake, fees, and our suite for the wedding night.
We have $550 budgeted for invitations/Savethedates, website, bouquet, and chair covers. I am trying to reduce this number by at least $100, but awaiting word on whether I need 40 or 80 chair covers (trying to see if i can reuse chairs at ceremony and reception)
Reception decor/centerpieces are budgeted at $180, we have $500 set aside for Fiance a new suit, and $250 for my skirt (remake of an heirloom, locally).
(we are not having pro photography or videography, no wedding party that needs gifts, etc.)
For our honeymoon, we are planning on renting a beach house in Gulf Shores/Fort Morgan/Orange Beach for a week, would prefer to stay under 900, but we can flex to about $1500 if necessary.
Our parents are paying for most of the wedding itself (and his suit), while we are covering all decor, my outfit, our additional lodging, and the honeymoon.
Comes out to $10,080, including the honeymoon flex.
(I also did not include rings, as my ering was $800 two years ago, I’m using a family wedding band, and Fiance wants a cheap titanium or stainless ring)