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#41 syl1115

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    Posted 06 November 2008 - 12:13 AM

    We spent about $6,000. This included my dress, dresses for my daughters, cruise for me, DH and daughters, reception, ceremony, photog, flowers, oot bags, airfare. I asked the kids to pay their own airfare and cruise for anyone they were bringing with them. This also included spending money, limo for wedding and to the cruise ship. Our accomodations in Florida were covered by my timeshare. I did use a lot of my timeshare points to pay for rooms for my girls, MOH, BM and in-laws.
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    #42 ErikDaGenErik

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      Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:59 AM

      wow, we have spent $14,000 so far. most of the funds was from my $6,000 wedding gown. veils cost another $1,000.

      we are not even done yet. we are looking at $35-40K with our honeymooon in Tahiti.

      headache. thank goodness we are getting help from our parents. =)

      #43 FutureMrs.Smith

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        Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:26 PM

        We have 20,000 budgeted but have brought it down to 18,000. Our biggest expense flying and hotel for my kids and his kids which range from 15-7 years old. We have 2 a piece.

        #44 BC Bride2be

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          Posted 06 November 2008 - 03:56 PM

          Our budget is 17,000. We are paying for 6 of our guests (parents and sisters) plus FI & I for the week (FI & I are staying for 10 days), we are going with the 'free wedding' package (there are 26 guests coming.. so free wedding is included and adding a few extras (photographer, dinner $20 pp, flowers..)
          my dress cost $200 !! ... lol the best bargain so far!!

          #45 michellepicksbrent

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            Posted 06 November 2008 - 05:22 PM

            We've budgeted $23,000 for our wedding which includes:
            - a week at the Wynn;
            - wedding attire and alterations;
            - wedding ceremony;
            - reception;
            - invites + postage;
            - thank you gifts;

            We have estimated 70 people to be celebrating with us. Fingers crossed that we can come in *under* budget!

            #46 beachbride2009

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              Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:07 PM

              I'm having a hard time figuring out how to come up with a budget!! Do I calculate how much what I want is going to cost and make that my budget, or calculate how much we can afford and try and make it fit into that My FI's parents have indicated they will be contributing, but so far we don't know how much and my FI is waiting for the right time (if there is one?) to ask. We have a year until the big day, but the more and more I read on this forum, the more ideas I get for our wedding day that of course contributes towards the budget! Help!!!

              #47 kevsgirl

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                Posted 09 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

                We approached our budget by looking at what we wanted and then what we thought was 'reasonable' (for us) for each part of the budget.

                We came up with about $8,000. I was hoping for $5-6K, but that wasn't realistic for us. As it is, right now we're approaching $11,000.
                This is for a wedding at a semi-inclusive resort (we'll have to pay for drinks and all lunches), several trips for the two of us, our airfare and accomodation, all other wedding related costs (dress, suits, OOT bags, etc.).

                We have gone over budget on a few things, namely:
                - my second dress ... but I'm SO happy I bought a different one
                - we just bought a camcorder. We'd budgeted $800 total, but we bought a better, High Definition one today and with a 4-yr warranty, ect. the total was about $1,000.

                We have so much left to buy. It's going to be a brutal month!

                #48 adias.angel

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                  Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:51 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by beachbride2009
                  I'm having a hard time figuring out how to come up with a budget!! Do I calculate how much what I want is going to cost and make that my budget, or calculate how much we can afford and try and make it fit into that
                  Ours went into 2 phases. One I picked out my dream everything and put in the numbers on a spreadsheet with notes. Then after seeing the total went back over to see if there were areas that we could change and save money on. In my siggy is a link to all my templates including my budget. It might be a big help to you to see someone elses. Carla

                  #49 elizamaria

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                    Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:15 AM

                    Wow, you ladies are scaring me..If I had 20,000 I would remodel my kitchen!
                    That said, i am just beggining my planning and was thinking $5,000 would be a good budget. Wer'e getting married winter 2010 in Costa Rica

                    that would include..
                    One week at a private villa which also doubles as ceremony and reception site as well as accommodations for 10 friends.
                    Our friends will pay their share, so we'd pay $1,000 for the place.

                    And the rest will go to spending money and food for about 20 people the night of the wedding.

                    I am a fashion designer, so I will be making my own dress, as well as invitations, STD, etc.

                    I was hoping to have a close friend do the photography as a wedding gift.

                    Neither of our parents are very well off and approaching retirement age, so we won't be accepting any help from them, just that they pay their own way.

                    Geez..I hope we can pull this off!!

                    #50 sunstarsmoon

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                      Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:04 PM

                      elizamaria I am hoping to only have to spend 5,000.00 but after punching some numbers, thats not so realistic for me. I think 2 weeks at the resort is going to take a large junk of that. I have made a list of items I love and have started putting prices beside each. Just the other day I figured its going to cost 250.00 for the std's and invitations I like. I have since decided to make my own. I am still trying not to go over that 5,000 budget but I realize I might just have to!
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