(Closed) Whats your wedding budget and what have you got already?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1869 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My parents are paying for ours, and they never really gave me a set budget, but right now it’s looking to be between $9,000-10,000.  We’ve pretty much done everything except get invitations printed, my wedding dress and accessories, tuxedos, and our honeymoon (which we are paying for ourselves).

Post # 4
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

our budget is 25000 and with being a week away we pretty much stayed on budget (maybe a little bit under) neither of our parents were in a position to help us.. so Fiance and I had been saving for a while and by the time we got engaged we had all the money saved for our dream wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our budget is at $22,000 right now.  We have already spent about $6,200 (deposits for florist, cakes, caterer, DJ, Videographer, Photographer, officiant, bought rings, odds and ends) My mom bought my dress and my future in-laws have offered to pay for the rehearsal dinner and half of the honeymoon. 

We have been engaged for a little over a year and have been able to save enough money to pay for the rest ourselves.

Post # 6
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Our budget is $20,000, it’s not like we have all the money saved up… line of credit and credit cards along with paying for things as we go. We are paying for everything ourselves.

These are just rough numbers, I have a full out spread sheet going that is more to the penny accurate. 

$1000 for reception and ceremony venue

$9,000 for food and drinks

$2500 for flowers and decor

$2000 for dress, alterations , shoes, hair makeup and accessories

$1500 on photographer

$500 for guest book, invitations, postage & seating chart

$300 on wedding commissioner and marriage license


$1500 for rings

$450 for DJ

$300 for transportation (which may just use family vehicles)

$500 for attendants gifts

All of this plus taxes brings us past our budget. 

So far I have paid for a part of my dress, placed a deposit on the photographer, reception venue. cake, dress and a few other little things.

Post # 7
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The venue, bar min and catering is certain, the rest are estimates and budgets.

Venue: $4500

Bar Minimum: $2500

Catering:  $8000

Dress: Budget of $2k

Accessories: $300?

Favors: $500?

Tuxes: $300?

Floral: $1000

Cake/Dessert Bar: $400

DJ: $800

Gifts: $500

Rehearsal: $500?

Photobooth and pros: $300

Custom Paint by Number: $400

Transportation: $200

Honeymoon: $4000

Rings $1000

Post # 8
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Our budget is most likely about 6,000. And I have 4000 dollars saved up myself! Woohoo! My Fiance will be saving too, once he’s got a better job. But I think by then all he would need to save up for is the rings (which we both chose cheap but really good quality ones for about 400 dollars TOGETHER) and his tux rental and shoes and what have you. =]

Post # 9
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Our budget is $8500 – this is what we I have listed as estimates (total of about $8300):

Reception site: $400

Wine / beer / soda / water: $900

Attendants gifts: $400

DIY dessert table: $100

Dress: $800 (doesn’t include alterations, veil)

Favors (home-made jam): $75

Flowers (DIY paper flowers): $50

Food – BBQ (70 people): $1300

Grooms formal-wear: $150

Hotel/cabin (4 bedroom cabin for 3 nights + hotel for night of): $1075

Inviations/STDs/stamps: $130

Chairs for ceremony rental: $75

PA system rental: $50

Photography: $1250

Plates/utensils/glasses: $200

Table/room decor: $300

Misc.: $100

Marriage License: $30

Tax/tips: $ 560

Post # 10
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

ours is probably around £5,000   ($8,000)

but i am looking to save money every way i can and hopefully bring it down a bit. 

I already have paid for


Bouquets…mine is a brooch bouquet so i made that and my bridesmaids have silk rose bouquets.


Venue deposit paid

Table Centrepieces

aisle decorations



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