(Closed) What was a large portion of your budget?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Food. 25% of the budget!

I was just at a wedding last night. Food was their focus too. It totally paid off in the end. Everyone was well fed and ready to party. (As a bonus their cake was AMAZING!)

Everything else was a lot of very well executed DIY. But the food…for sure the most important thing.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We spent nearly half our budget on catering.  Cocktail hour with 6 passed hors dourves, seated dinner with 4 courses, desserts and wedding cupcakes.  Open bar with everything for 5 hours. God, I hope my guests don’t leave hungry and love the food!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Half of ours is on Food and the venue. Damn that catering can be expensive!!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

(1) Venue (but the venue consisted of a 4 day/3 night stay for 25 guests + ceremony and reception location)

(2) Food and Liquor

(3) Photography

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The two largest expenses were the reception location (including food and alcohol) and photography.  Each of those were about 40% of the budget.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Catering is going to end up being 35% of our budget.  But we rank food really high on our list of importance. Cocktail hour with 6 passed hors dourves, seated dinner, cake and desserts plus a late night snack option, and open bar for 5 hours.  We have our tasting next weekend and I’m super excited and looking forward to it. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Food, wine, beer, venue (all one bill for us) = 75% 

Venue was most important to me and unfortunately their food was expensive 🙁

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Like everyone else, the biggest portion of our budget(at least half) will be on the food and bar costs for our reception.  The second biggest cost will be for photography.  When I started planning, I didn’t think this would be an area that I would splurge on, but I fell in love with one particular photographer and went for it.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Definitely food, venue and photography. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Food and rentals were by far the highest expense, almost half the budget! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

food + venue = 45%

photog = 10%

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Food and alcohol will probably be at least half the total cost.  Photography ended up being much more expensive than I imagined, maybe a quarter our total cost (or slightly less).

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Venue-food, open bar BY FAR has been the most expensive aspect.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Caterering – 40%

Band – 15%

Photog – 15%

Bar – 15%

 

All of these cost significantly more than my dress/decor/flower budget.

I haven’t done rentals yet who knows what the damage will be.

 

 

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