Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:47 PM
Weddings are expensive but the budget numbers can be skewed. Do you talk about just food, include the dress & rings, etc. I usually tell my brides that they need to have at least one $50 bill to put down next to every name on their guest list because that is how much it costs in the long run when you do figure in attire, honeymoon, and all of the extras.
I think most of us are guilty of getting caught up in the moment or finding something super cute and it's only $37.99. Too many $37.99s add up really quickly!
I'm hoping to keep our total under 30k. That is inclusive of everything for the wedding for 32 guests and our AHR for 300. I had originally hoped for 20k, but then FI's family backed out costing us $3000 in cancellation fees and 2 BMs didn't have the money so that was another $4000.
I realize I was planning on spending a good deal of money, but I view that $7000 as completely wasted and unnecessary! FI needs a new car and we are trying to buy a house and tht much money could have really come in handy. If I could have paid for everyone I would have offered, but I have to cover this because it is my name on the contract!