(Closed) What is your wedding budget?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: Budget?

    Less than $1000

    $1000-$3000

    $4000-$6000

    $7000-$10,000

    $11,000-$15,000

    $16,000-$20,000

    $21,000-$25,000

    $26,000-$35,000

    $36,000-$50,000

  • Post # 122
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Ours was 10k, but we spent about 13.5k NOT including honeymoon and e-ring.

    Post # 123
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    3,000 including everything. We are payng for eveything ourselves and we’re still in school. Save cost by having it on  Friday too.

    Post # 125
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    Helper bee

    DH gave “no budget”… I said, “Crazy!!”  

    Wedding day – $30k for 44ppl.  

    Honeymoon – $15k

    with e-ring… we spent over $100k… holy crap…

    Post # 126
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have to change my vote. We were orginally budgeted for 30k but when I redid the numbers, it’s looking to be about 45k for 200 guests not including e-ring, wedding rings, honeymoon, or rehearsal dinner. Damn elaborate Asian weddings with 9 course meals!!! The cost of food and alcohol alone is giving me a heart attack.

    Post # 127
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    Blushing bee

    Asian meals are much cheaper per person. I wish my daughter wanted a 9 course Chinese dinner. In other venues, you pay more for ambiance and decor than food. We are at more than $50K for 150 people, not including E rings, photographer, honeymoon, rehearsal dinner, gifts for wedding party. Plus Asians don’t drink as much alcohol generally. You should consider yourself lucky.

    Post # 128
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    Buzzing bee

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    @Mommalita:  “Plus Asians don’t drink as much alcohol generally”.  Excuse me, but you do realize that making general comments with respect to a specific race is racial stereotyping, right?  

    Post # 129
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We’re going to be right around 2k.

    Post # 130
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I having a wedding that is prepaid for 180 (inviting 230) on a Sunday of a Holiday weekend my budget is 10,000… that includes buffet dinner (chicken and ham), wine and beer and rings, and a picnic with food and non alcoholic drinks for the day before, and a catered breakfast the morning after for our out of town guest, it also includes renting a camp to sleep 28 for the weekend.

    we are using our wedding money from gifts for a honeymoon so we are not even planning one until after the wedding.

    Post # 131
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    Blushing bee

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    @AshleyR83:  

    Ashley, this is widely known fact, not racial stereotyping.

    From wikipedia

    Alcohol flush reaction is best known as a condition that is experienced by people of Asian descent. According to the analysis by HapMap project, the defective allele of ALDH2 is virtually non-existent among Europeans and Africans, and it is very rare among Mexican-Americans. 30% to 50% of people of Chinese and Japanese ancestry have at least one defective allele.[6] One of the defective forms of ALDH2, which accounts for most incidents of alcohol flush reaction worldwide, is native to East Asia and most common in southeastern China. It most likely originated among Han Chinese in central China,[7] and it appears to have been positively selected in the past.

    Although many people with this condition view it as a lifetime inconvenience, some people have suggested that they can condition their body to be more tolerant of alcohol with repeated, moderate drinking, perhaps increasing the concentration of ALDH2 to metabolize acetaldehyde. Unfortunately, acetaldehyde is a known carcinogen; recent research suggests that alcohol flush-afflicted individuals consuming alcohol continually may be at a higher risk for alcohol-related diseases, such as liver and esophageal cancers and digestive tract cancer

    I am Asian, I should know that most Asians don’t drink that much alcohol.

    Post # 132
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    i said 4-6 but thats just for the wedding/reception. Otherwise its 7-10.

    Post # 133
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think ours will be about $13,000 but was hoping for 10K so we dont have to spend any out of our pockets. Also honeymoom about 3K which I am happier to spend it on.

    After all this I sometimes think we should have gone to the mountains and gotten married in Yosemite and then came back and had a nice big celebration dinner and save about 5K to use towards our future and house so I am trying to cut on sometings now.

    Post # 134
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Our budget is 25k for the wedding/reception (paid for by my parents), 10k for our honeymoon & rings (financed by us), and 2500 for the rehearsal dinner (FI parents are paying for this).  We are expecting somewhere between 180-200 people at our ceremony and reception.  So much for my hope for a small wedding.  Cry

    Post # 135
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a ballpark idea but we are going to be way over.  We’ve been paying as we go along, in big chunks for the big stuff so we’ll be paid off when we get to the wedding but Fiance said today that when all is said and done that he doesn’t want to look back and add it all up because he doesn’t want to know the final tally! Laughing

    Post # 136
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We ended up at 37k for everything including rings and honeymoon.

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