Post # 1
For me, that number is… about twice as high as we spent on our wedding! Thankfully Bee got into the wedding industry and we were about to rationalize it after the fact as on-the-job training.
Hey, maybe we shoud’ve deducted our wedding expenses on our taxes! Hmm…
Anyway, seriously: what’s the most you could ever fathom spending on your wedding?
Post # 3
Hmm, I never really thought of that. I guess I couldn’t imagine spending over $20,000. I know a lot of other girls have spent that much, I just didn’t want to spend a lot on ours.
Post # 4
5000 (and it’s because i’m in the industry as well and will be deducting it i hope :D)… if i won the lottery 10,000
Post # 5
That is such a hard question because I am poor and so right now I can’t imagine spending more than $15K on my wedding but I am positive that if I could afford it I would go ALL OUT and I mean ALL OUT
Post # 6
We’re already spending more than I could ever imagine! I really wanted to spend less than $5000 so it was easy to be over my unfathomable amount!
Post # 7
$70k, just seems extreme and unnecessary.
Post # 8
Wow. We are spending a little over $75,000 and I think that we are scrimping based on what we are getting. I think I would say that I couldn’t imagine spending over $150,000.
Post # 9
Whew. We did not have one of those super budget weddings, and I when I think about the number, I really can’t even fathom spending what we did. But knowing how much it cost to pay for our wedding, I’d say about twice what I did, probably a little less than twice.
Post # 10
I think probably 20k, which is double what we have, too!
Post # 11
I would say $30k, it just seems so much, we’re at half that and doesn’t look like we’re going to meet it, so we have to save much more in the few coming months.
Post # 12
Well initially we discussed eloping…so not much. Then we thought VERY small, so maybe $5-10k. Then we realized our families are too big…so we figured $15k max…and I think we are already hoovering around $25k and we’re not done and I’m not too happy about it. Truth be told, I could really care less about most of the stuff and I hate planning….I just want to be married!! Too late now, we are knee deep and lots of $ invested. I sure hope it turns out to be FUN!!
So my point is…first I thought $10k, then $15k, then $20k, then $25k…now I’m thinking no more than $30k and if it goes any higher I may just stay home and cry.
Post # 13
$10,000 is our limit, but even that is hard to do!!
Post # 14
Uhm. It’s all really relative. Our budget is $22,000 and we will probably go over by 2 or 3 thousand, so I imagine the total being close to $25,000. Of course, we are including EVERYTHING my mom and I are spending in our budget, down to clothes for my honeymoon. Still, I feel like we have been thrifty about a lot of things. If we went with my first choice in everything, it would probably be $70,000. While that’s extravagant, if we were billionaires, I wouldn’t mind that kind of budget! But anything approaching $100,000 would be wasteful to the point I couldn’t live with it… but really, my American upper middle class lifestyle and wedding is wasteful anyway. I’m filthy rich compared to most of the world!
Post # 15
@mrs. lou: it’s definitely relative, depending on what you’ll be diy’g, etc and the location
i’ll be doing all of the florals, stationary, EVERYTHING and i have a lot of vendor connections, getting married on a weekday during the day to save money, having a small wedding… the average budget here is about 13000 or so, so my budget becomes more realistic… with the dream budget of 10,000 i’d probably be doing the exact same thing except having a night time wedding…
Post # 16
@crebre80 – Yeah I think its totally relative. On that website I have seen mentioned here, the average wedding in my zipcode is $65K, so I think that it really is standard here. I’m also not doing anything DIY because I have no artistic ability whatsoever. We are doing things to cut costs ie a DJ versus band, getting veil made online versus spending an arm and a leg at a bridal shop here, getting thermography invitations versus letterpress, etc, but I honestly can’t imagine spending much less than we are. We could go to a cheaper venue, but I really don’t think that we would be saving a significant amount so it totally is relative.
That is so cool that you are doing everything yourself! I think that makes it so much more personal. I wish I had that kidn of talent!!