Post # 1
Ok bees, I need help.
How much money are you spending on your decor? I’m asking about ceremony & reception, for all of it, centrepieces, table clothes, chair covers, charger plates etc.
I only have a rough budget and it’s infuriating me that I can’t tell if something is “too much” or reasonable.
Post # 3
Also, where is the money going? Expensive linens, real floral centrepieces?
Post # 4
We had a very casual Back Home Reception… and spent less than 10% of that particular budget (Reception) on decor.
The items included…
* Linens (via the Caterer)
* Light Show (via the Caterer)
* Card Box & Alternative Guest Book
* Theme Posters
* Wedding Trimmings (some Paper Bells etc)
* Cake Topper
* Simple Photo Booth (DIY) with Props
Hope this helps,
Post # 5
I don’t know exact percentages but it’s not much. Catering price includes all table linens/dishes/utensils, etc… and we’re not having chair covers. Our centerpieces (DIY) will come out to about $50 in total. Renting uplighting for $18/ light (DIY). Sometime this week we’re going back to the venue to figure out just how many lights we’ll need. The vast majority of our budget is going towards the food.
Post # 6
$25000 budget, and 5.4% was decor.
- Centerpieces (ostrich feather and DIY centerpieces..flowers are beautiful but expensive and not for me)- $450
- Upgraded Chair covers- $150- our venue charged $1 chair to upgrade the chair covers to have bows/sashes.
- LED trees for the ceremony stage- $750
Uplighting was free at our venue which pretty much sold me on the place. I love uplighting.
Post # 7
@Tphan: We are having a smaller wedding, and my Future Mother-In-Law did some things herself, but I think we are spending around 1,000. Our wedding is probably around 20,000. Our centerpieces are white lanterns with a blue candle and sand inside and then we are putting blue sea glass around it. Those are probably 250-300. We paid more for chair bows (I want to say around 140), and blue napkins (not possitive how much these were). We are having those round lanterns from the ceiling, those are 100. We are getting married under an arbor and thats about 150. Those flowers on the arbor are 150 and then those will be moved to our sweetheart table. his mom made the card box that is really cute, and i’m probably forgetting a few small things.