(Closed) What’s your biggest priority? What did you dump the most into?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: What element did you spend the most on (time/money)?
    Venue : (27 votes)
    23 %
    Food/Drink : (67 votes)
    57 %
    Attire : (4 votes)
    3 %
    Decor : (8 votes)
    7 %
    Other : (12 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Photography.  I stressed over finding a good enough photographer who would fly out to Cancun for us.  Also stressed over our engagement photos and I personally stressed over my boudoir photos.  I’m very sentimental so photos are a big thing for me~

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Hands down, food and drink. That’s going to be at least 2/3 of our wedding cost, more if the fee to reserve the restaurant is included.

     

    A poll might be fun here! 🙂

    Post # 6
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    For us the biggest splurge is the Venue including food and drink (it’s all one package)

    Post # 7
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    6893 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Financially, photography. But time/effort, definitely decor. My Mom and I are DIYing the Bouts/Corsages and we DIY’ed the centerpieces and mantle decorations (we have a giant 18 foot long mantle at our venue.)

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Food & drink were my biggest priorities and also what we spent the most money on. In my opinion, if the food is crappy it brings down the whole event. No-one wants to eat gross wedding food. Of our $13k budget, roughly $5k of it went to food and beverage. That doesn’t seem like a lot but we only had 65 guests so the price per person was up there. 

    ETA: Our venue included everything from our food and drink down to the linens and silverware. In total we spent about $5,500 for our venue but that’s also factoring in the cost of our ceremony location that was a couple hundred. 

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Our venue and food/drink were combined, so, yeah, that was about 80% of the wedding cost! lol

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    reception venue, which included food, alcohol, tables/chairs/linens/flatware/plates was about half of our total cost, so definitely that! photography was probably the next most pricey component, but that was less than 10% of our budget.

    @aliavenue:  our reception was at a hotel, so that’s why food, etc was included. we chose it actually because we loved the restaurant/food, but the space itself was gorgeous as well

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    definitly our venue, at a country club. includes the wedding by the lake, the food, drink and reception.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Well I kind of splurged on a dress and the rest was fairly cheap

    Post # 14
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Heres my pie chart breakdown

    Post # 15
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    1) Food & Alcohol – by far

    2) Photography

    3) My dress

    Post # 16
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    5221 posts
    Bee Keeper

    photography has been our single biggest purchase with my dress/alt/preparedness coming in 2nd. 

    We got a GREAT deal on venue, reception, caterer, decor…. so we are feeling good about our budget!

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