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Originally Posted by MikkiStreak View Post
Saw this on-going thread and thought I'd put this here:

For those of you who still have the password to the DIY page of our website still, I just uploaded an excel document that will budget/track/calculate all the purchases for wedding for anyone to download who wants it.

For example: the main sheet of the document is a categorized overview (like under attire it will show expenses for the bride and groom). But if you click on the "Attire" sheet of the document, you can enter the description of the item (and location where you purchased it), the quantity and unit price. It will then keep track of all your attire expenses and categorize them on the main overview sheet.
Sounds very similar to the workbook I put together for myself!! We are anal accounting freaks!

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I know! I just can't make sense of the money/budget until I see the actual numbers side by side.


I'm such a finance/accounting freak that I did something similar to this to help see and select a resort. It got too overwhelming trying to guage one package for x dollars to another package for x dollars...


Now I know I'm a computer geek---- I actually look for new reasons to make spreadsheets with formulas/names/cell references....

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It is possible to keep your wedding under 10 grand. You just have to not go overboard with options. My sisters BF got married in Curacao and was there for 2 weeks and they spent just under 8 grand. They also had 30 guests. It really all comes down to how elaborate you want it.

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What I am considering I think I will be ok. My package for 50 guest with reception is 2995

Our airfair and hotel for 7 days will be 2000

Invitation and save the date cards I am doing (with help from you Martha Stewart types.) 200

Dress included

Tux included

OOT bags 200

Flowers included

hair makeup included


I am looking at 8000 hopefully I havent really set it up yet this is just off the top of my crazy head

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WOW, what I'm I doing wrong to have 5 guest and my buget is just over 13k right now. I thought I was doing things pretty simple too.

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I will post my budget soon, once I sit down and figure everything out...At least I know my parents are chipping in, and Erik's parents are chipping in, and Erik and I are chipping in.

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Originally Posted by Debs View Post
Holy moly, we made our decision on time and date and we haven't even talked budget yet with FI, but I think I better sit down PDQ and figure this stuff out!!

I was thinking $8K tops but most of your budgets blow this out of the water eek.gif

Looks like I got some figuring out to do dizzy.gif

One Question though, do you couples have the cash for this stuff? Or is this going mostly on credit? My FI and I have some debt, but certainly don't have any savings to speak of that we can pay for this thing cash. It's stressing me a bit confused.gif
you're not alone with the $8k budget tops... we're trying to stay around $6,000ish.

my budget so far (assuming 40 guests, which may end up being way too high!):

Royal Wedding Package: $995.00
Boutonnieres (2): $12.00
Bouquets (2): $60.00
Steel Band 1 hr: $250.00
DJ 2 hrs: $300.00
Open Bar: $400.00
Hall/Disco Rental 2 hrs: $250.00
Room - 6 nights (approx): $1,776.00
Flight (approx): $800.00
STD's: $16.40
Invitations: $150.00
Dress: $250.00
Veil: $40.00
Photographer: ?
TOTAL $5,299.40

(as of now we're paying for it all. If parents can kick in for anything, we'll probably upgrade some things)

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Originally Posted by A10CALGAL View Post
Heidi - Only $400 for open bar for 40 ppl?
it's an all-inclusive resort...this is just an extra fee (my TA says that they told her its for top shelf liquor and having the staff exculsively with our group. She is looking into the charge though to see if that can be eliminated, who knows?!)

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