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Well were having a small wedding 12 people tops, and I've budgeted 10k for the entire wedding, dress, flight, rings and everything else..

 

Flight: $1000

Hotel Room: $900

Flowers: $100

Wedding Dinner $900

Cake: $250

Invites: $60 (I made them myself)

Coordinator Fee: $1400

Photography & Video: $800

 

So far I'm right on tract, but you know how that goes, I'm still 8 months out.

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Hi Ladies,

Sorry I've been absent for the last week. Just finished my big tradeshow...whew! Next big event....MY WEDDING..YESSSS!!

 

Okay here is where I'm at approximately:

 

Coordinator Fee: $800

Ceremony Set up: $1000

Reception: $2360 (extra charge for filet & lobster buffet)

Centerpieces: $400

Other reception decorations: $330

Rehersal Dinner: $1000

Day Passes: $500

Trio Gutarists (thru Maye): $540 (2 hours)

DJ (thru Maye): $840 (4 hours)

Fire Dancers (thru Maye): $550

Photography: $1250 (booked almost a year ago.) Rates have gone up since.

All Flowers, including bouquets (thru Maye): $600

Cake (thru Maye): $240

Favors: $140

Airline tickets: $400

Dress w/alterations: $1000

Shoes: $42

Jewlery: $50

Hair/make-up (including trial run): $370

Grooms suit: $250

Groomsmen shirts: $165

Bridesmaid alterations: TBD (approx $360)

Bridesmaid gifts: $260

Groomsmen gifts: $238

Parents Gifts: $200

Invitations & STD's: $586

OOT Bags (+ contents): $400

Rings: $1200

 

Total: $16,071

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Originally Posted by REBECCA View Post
Hi Ladies,
Sorry I've been absent for the last week. Just finished my big tradeshow...whew! Next big event....MY WEDDING..YESSSS!!
Welcome Back!! I was wondering where you had been... You're still even a "Newbie" by Forum standards. ;-)

You getting excited?!?

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Thanks!! Time is flying by SOO fast. I just returned from my tradeshow in Vegas (that I coordinated). It was a long exhausting week. I am leaving for a wedding in DC on Thursday. My FI is a groomsman. Then I come back and have my shower, then my wedding is ony a few weeks away. I can't believe it!!

 

I am getting excited and alittle anxoius. There are still som many "little" details that I am afraid I might forget. I need to start making a list.

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Did any of you have to pay location fees at the hotel for ceremony or reception areas?
I did not, I guess because we were spending enough on rooms and food/drinks! I have heard that now you have to though, unless you book 10 rooms or something. Do you have to pay a fee?

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We did have to pay location fee for the beach area for the whole day and the reception area at PB Sunset beach. For the reception the costs for linens and tables, chairs and the basics were covered in the price. I am not certain that all the guests are going to stay at PB so we payed the fees and if they do then they will apply the cost to bar or food.

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I think I'm one of the very few on this board that is NOT having her wedding at an AI resort. Of couse, my budget reflects that. sad.gif Currently, we are estimating $35k for everything from our scouting trip to Cabo through to the honeymoon.

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This is a tough one, but here goes - this is for 65 people and we're hosting two nights:

Flight: $800

Hotel Rooms: $1100

Hair/makeup: $120

Flowers: $800

Music: $2150

Reception/Cocktail Hour Food: $3470

Drinks: $~6500

Welcome Dinner: $3900

Welcome Dinner Drinks: ~$2400

Cake: nothing - included in dinner

Invites: $200

Arch: $300

Coordinator Fee/Judge: $800

Photography & Video: $1600

Fire Dancers: $675

Fireworks: $2000

Salsa Teachers: $380

Nanny: $80

Ring Bearer/Flower Girl Stuff: $60

Chair Sashes: $200

OOT Bags: $1000

Wedding Album: ~$1000

Guest Book: $160

 

Plus - gifts for parents, attendants, FI, and me; wedding bands; wedding dress; entertainment while we're in Cabo, etc.

 

The info above does not include 10% tax and 15% tip. We'll come in around $45,000 not including the engagement ring. Ouch - but way less than we would have spent had we had it at home.

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