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Here's my actual (a)/tentative (t) budget:

Wedding dress: $600 (a) Gotta love a sample sale...

 

ABOVE ITEMS NOT INCL IN BUDGET

Wedding shoes: $40.00 (a)...and friends with GREAT discounts!

Wedding planner: Free of charge*(a)

Photographer: Free of charge*(a)

Travel (incl planner & photographer): $1700(t)

Accommodations: $3000(t)

Hair & Markeup, FI Grooming: $300

Flowers: $600(t)

Dinner: $400(t) We are eloping so we saved a ton of money here

Honeymoon: $4000(t)

Total: 10,000.00

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So the FI and I discussed budget tonight for the first time (after most things are already chosen) as Mom comes in on Tuesday to Plan & SHop-YEAH! This is SCARY! Thanks Twixy for posting a spreadsheet, I found the knot budget to not be very useful.

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So the FI and I discussed budget tonight for the first time (after most things are already chosen) as Mom comes in on Tuesday to Plan & SHop-YEAH! This is SCARY! Thanks Twixy for posting a spreadsheet, I found the knot budget to not be very useful.

Yeah the knot budget wasn't so great. weddingchannel has a better budget planner.

My main problem w/ budgeting this right now is the accommodations. We don't want to do it at a resort, so we're trying to find a beach house or an estate where we can stay with our family/ friends and have the ceremony & reception all in one. Kinda like a family vacation w/ wedding. I'll talk to some wc's this week, so we'll see what numbers come from that... We're trying to save $18,600... *sigh* SCARY is RIGHT!!

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Hi ladies,

 

I'm just getting into this game now with only 6 months to go till the wedding...it's my fiance's second wedding so he really wants to down play the whole thing. What's important to me is that we are together on a beach....can't think of much else besides not having all of his boozing friends there. So I think only one other couple is coming with us....and we're going to get married in wedding bathing suits!

 

Anyway, I'm wondering about the free wedding packages. We don't really have any guests so I'm trying to figure out the best way to choose a resort with the best free wedding package...any thoughts? Suggestions?

 

Please help!!!!smile105.gif

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Wedding dress: $1800

Reception: $12,500

Flowers: $2200

BM and My flowers: $500

Photographer: $3300

Special lighting: $1000

Church: $2300

Favors: $700

Invitations: $800

Candy Station: $400

DJ: $350

Limo: $1000

Violinist: $700

 

Honeymoon $7000.00 <---19 days in Europe. Includes England, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland = $200 ea a day. Includes flight and hotel w/dinner and breakfast.

 

Not added: hair, makeup, shoes, rehearsal dinner...and a bunch of other things that always come up.

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Here's what we have right now:

 

Ceremony: including dress, suit, flowers, hors dourves: 2400

Flight, transportation, and 10 night stay: 4000

Photography and videographer: 1300

Invitations, STD's and postage: 350

Pre-marital counseling: 400

OOT bags: 150

 

Total: 8,600

 

We are still deciding on an excursion to take everyone too and with other stuff that is bound to come up, I'm guessing 10K is where we will end up.

 

I also attached the spreadsheet I made up to get all my costs in one place..hope it helps flypig.gif

 

 

wedding budget2.xls

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This is anticipating all 45 people being invited come. I think, realistically, we'll have about 25 people.

 

Travel and flights (honeymoon included - 11 night stay) = $8,300

Dress (including alterations) = $1,250

Catamaran Cruise - charter = $2,000

Rings = $2,000

Ceremony & reception = $3,350

DJ = $800

STD = $250

Invitations = $500

Website = $100

Groom attire = $750

OOT bags = $2,250

Photographer = $1,800

TOTAL = $23,800

 

Our budget was $25,000 so I know we're going to go a little over (or a lot) =0(

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wow lots of money out there. Was it so expensive because you did everything on your own, or is that how much a package was? In Cuba i'm only spending MAYBE $1000 including the meal, ceremony, paper work, photographer, cake, decorations, etc. And will spend an extra couple to make it personal.

 

Our trip is only $1500 becaue one of us get to go free since we have 25 people coming.

 

We'll probably come in all together under $5000 by the time we pay for some small things.

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