Post # 1
Financially, what element did you spend the most on? I don’t mean “ceremony” or “honeymoon” but what *specific element* cost you the most? If not financially, what element did you spend the most time stressing about/preparing?
For Fiance and I, we are spending the most on the venue. We really wanted a place that felt intimate and appropriate for our wedding. We also wanted a place that we could have for the whole day/night/next morning. We didn’t want anyone to have to stress about logistics.
How about you?
Post # 3
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
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
For us the biggest splurge is the Venue including food and drink (it’s all one package)
Post # 7
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
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
Our venue and food/drink were combined, so, yeah, that was about 80% of the wedding cost! lol
Post # 10
I never saw a venue with food/drink included. Are you having the ceremony/reception at a restaurant or am I totally out of the loop?
Post # 11
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
definitly our venue, at a country club. includes the wedding by the lake, the food, drink and reception.
Post # 13
Well I kind of splurged on a dress and the rest was fairly cheap
Post # 14
Heres my pie chart breakdown
Post # 15
1) Food & Alcohol – by far
3) My dress
Post # 16
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!