(Closed) Who else is taking on the under 10k challenge?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 32
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oops a forgot cake/ cupcakes and cake pops $220

Post # 33
41 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ours is also going to be under 10K or atleast right at 10K. We found the best way to do that was to have a destination wedding, believe it or not. We are getting married in Vegas and we have an awesome venue. The reason it’s cheaper is that, especially in Vegas, everything is all inclusive. So, our venue is not only renting the space out for us but providing us with dinner, open bar, DJ, wedding cake, flowers, decorations, photographer, wait staff and transportation. It’s also making my planning so much easier! 

Post # 35
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im a 10k bride too!

Post # 36
4090 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Some things I am still researching, but here is basically what I have forecasted.  Food price will depend on who all shows up!  I think this is under $9000.


$ 4,615.45  Reception – venue 1250, food, alcohol, tax/tips

 $    613.19  Attire – dress 428, slip 20, accessories, FI’s outfit

 $    197.79  Invites – STDs, invitations (design from friend and we print), stamps – no insert, post card RSVP

 $ 1,550.00  Photographer – engagements, bridals, 8 hours wedding day, album, large prints; plus her $250 travel fee (10 hours round trip driving and 2 nights’ hotel – a deal!)

 $    580.00  Ceremony – marriage license, officiant 200, music (cello player friend), bench and aisle set up, FI’s ring (I won’t have a wedding band)

 $    510.00  Reception Details – cake, flowers, DIY projects, personal touches

 $    567.00  Lodging – 3 nights at cabin

 $    361.67  Welcome Dinner – park pavilion rental, pizzas, drinks

Post # 37
711 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ceremony, Officiant, Photographer (time), two tier cake, Flowers, Champagne toast, cocktail hour with hor d’oeuvres comes to $735

Our gowns and accessories with alterations come in at $1200

Photographer (product) $200


Our actual wedding costs are coming in at under $2500


However, we are taking our families (12 people, including us) on a seven day cruise with us so it’s an additional $6,000, but we are still coming in under 9K.

Post # 38
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

So we came in at just over $6,000 and had a $7,000 budget 🙂 Here’s the breakdown with some notes below:

Wedding was 150 person morning ceremony & brunch reception.

  • Brunch             $3,000            
  • Venue              $0 (included w/ food)
  • Champagne      $440   
  • Photographer   $500   
  • Dessert            $523   
  • Decorations     $276   
  • Dress               $285   
  • Invitations       $230   
  • Accessories      $117   
  • Hair                 $0  ($160 )
  • Officiant          $100   
  • Makeup           $0 ($80)
  • Flowers            $75     
  • Paper products $98     
  • Favors             $70     
  • Attendant Gifts  $125   
  • Musicians        $235   

Accessories includes: shoes (stunt shoes for photography & ceremony shoes), white faux fur shawl, and a repair to a silver heirloom tiara/headpiece that I wore.

Hair & Makeup: I did both myself but had a cut/color a couple weeks before the wedding and bought some new makeup, these are both purchases I might have made anyway, but also planned them specifically because of the wedding, so I officially have “$0” but put the cost in parantheses.

Flowers were purchased from the grocery store for: two bouquets, three nosegays, three corsages, four boutineres.

“Paper Products” includes paper & supplies for: programs, escort cards, I Spy game, photosharing cards, table numbers. Tissue paper for centerpieces is included in “decorations”

Musicians: Use of the string trio for the ceremony was provided as a gift by a generous friend. We extended for an additional hour during brunch. They were fantastic. I loved having them.

Post # 39
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am certainly trying to shoot for 10k… Good luck everyone!

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