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Ok so I am glad that I found this thread. It is really putting a few things into perspective for me. I think I need to take a closer look at what I am paying for and reevaluate its worth. For the ladies doing packages of TTD/BD/Wedding Day roughly how much was your package and did it include rights/copies of your photos on disk?
My BD was a different photog than my wedding photog. My BD was local to where I live and I flew down someone else for my wedding.

For BD I paid $550. Wedding Day/TTD was about $2500. Both came with copies/rights. There are sooooooo many different prices out there for photogs and each one comes with different things included. Good luck!

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Ok, I think I might be afraid to add this up at the end...

 

Flights & Accommodation for FI & Myself (14 days) ~ $6500

Flights & Accommodation for SS & SD (7 days) ~ $3500

Bridal Gown ~ $950

Bridal Jewelry ~$150

RIU Royal Wedding Package ~ $1540

Photographer ~ $1000

STD's ~ $125

Invitations ~ $500

OOT Bags & Contents ~ $105

AHR (hall, decorations, food, drinks) ~ $4000

Total to Date...... $19,270

 

Still required to purchase...

Groom's attire, Jr. Groomsman attire, Jr Bridesmaid attire, AHR DJ ... ouch

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Thanks Taylorwd I am just trying to get a feel for whats out there. Its major decision making time and I have to start taking a long hard look at how and where the money is being spent. $550 for a BD is exceptional especially if that included your book and photos.

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Originally Posted by JanineA View Post
Thanks Taylorwd I am just trying to get a feel for whats out there. Its major decision making time and I have to start taking a long hard look at how and where the money is being spent. $550 for a BD is exceptional especially if that included your book and photos.
I agree, my BD package was exceptional! It included 2 hours of shooting, a kick a** book and all the photos. And wow, you should see the pictures. She has the most incredible eye. I feel truly lucky to have found her!

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OK! Let me think here

 

Flights/Hotel for both of us (8 night)- $3000

Wedding dress/Veil/Shoes/under garments $1500

Groom/groomsman attire - $400

Wedding location/food and drinks/DJ/Officiant/transportation for guests/wedding cake/flowers/decor - $9000

DIY decorations/Bridal party gifts - $300

Photographer - $1100

Wedding rings - 1700

Hair and Make up - $260

Wedding gifts - $300

 

 

Total - $17,560

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Great budget breakdown, thank you for sharing

 

Yes I included EVERYTHING, here is my breakdown:

 

Website 89.00 (18 months at weddingwindow.com)

Invitations (DIY) 35.00

guest goodie bags (30 bags) 120.00

mothers coursages (use free ones with the wedding package)

BM flowers (DIY) 25.00 (long stem Callas from Michaels with ribbon)

save the date (50) 107.00 (magnetstreet.com)

his ring 250.00

his suit 150.00 (we are getting the $99 linen ones found on here!)

marriage license 60.00 (state of TX)

bridesmaid gifts 280.00 (already bought from Tiffany & Co)

room (7 nights) 2800.00

flights 1600.00

wedding ceremony 1550.00 (includes reception for 20 ppl paid with full plated dinner)

My attire 100 (ok so this was TOTAL luck on my $34 dress and Etsy for $29 veil)

Extra people 300.00 ($45 per head over the 20 people)

Misc 400.00 (for things that may come up)

 

GRAND TOTAL = $7,866.00

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Hi ladies,

 

This is *inclusive* of all the wedding related costs since we got engaged a year and half ago, including our Mexico trip & mini-moon, and our legal ceremony etc., etc.,

 

Initial Stuff

Engagement photos300

Save-the-Dates/mailing out250

 

Trip Related

Anthony and my trip with airfare/transfers/Barcelo Palace stay x1 week with Air Transat3800

Extending our trip (for airfare) for one week300

Deposits lost on cancellations450

Helping people to pay for their trips1750

Wedding Attire & Decor & Prep

Dresses x 21000

Alterations210

Veil / Jewelry / Shoes / other accessories300

Anthonyâ€s suits x2 from Studio Suits320

Ties/Shirt/Shoes200

Facial/waxing/manis/pedis420

Bridesmaid dresses x3180

Parasols / Kissing Balls / Pashminas / Maracas / Papel Picado / OOT Bag Stuff (mugs, puzzle books, wet-wipes, SPF lipbalm, water guns) etc., plus craft supplies from Michaels etc., 1500

 

Wedding Day Related Expenses

Wedding coordination + flowers + minister + firedancers + 2 sets of music (mariachi & guitar trio) +transportation to/from Barcelo3200

La Zebra food + open bar2700

Photography x 5 hours4300

Hair + Make up x 6 people600

Ownerâ€s Suite at La Zebra +extra nights stay450

Tips100

Massage on morning of wedding for me80

 

Legal Day Wedding Expenses

My dress from Marciano (include alterations)200

Hair80

Bouquet60

Mango Cake for 14 50

Champagne 100

Dinner at Chambar for the 2 of us200

Officiant + donation for use of her heritage beach front home170

Marriage License100

 

Other Mexico Expenses (i.e. extra week stay)

Car rental x 11 days750

TTD session1200

Hotel (various ones over the extra week we stayed in Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Mujeres, Merida, Cancun)1350

 

Grand total26590monkey.gif

 

Oh yes, of course, I forgot the wedding bands which was another 4K!! :P fryingpan.gif

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Love the break downs! We are at about 15k so far...I'm afraid to break it down because I'm afraid I'll realize I forgot to include things. We still have 6 months!! AHH!! :-)

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Umm this thread def has me thinking!! We are planning to marry at Dreams Tulum and have a 10k Budget. That includes wedding and honeymoon (to a different location). Not the dress, rings, stds etc..i figured we could pay for those things throughout the next year little by little. What do u girls think? Am i crazy for thinking this?

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