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Well, I figured it was time to do this...this is very painful!

 

Bride & Groom wedding attire, including alterations and accessories: $1625

Our travel 9 nights and air for two: $3500

Car rental: $350

Travel for 5 family members - we're covering 5 plane tickets and 7 total nights at Dreams: $5250

Photography (including engagement session, boudoir session, ceremony, and trash the dress session): $2975

Videography: $200, raw footage

Guitar Rental:$150

Dreams costs (welcome dinner, ceremony, reception) including flowers, cake, etc: $2850

Mariachi Trio: $600

Invitations, STD's, Stationery, Paper products: $950

Misc Decor Items: $400+

BM/GM Attire: $260

OOT Bags: $525

Hair/Makeup: $280

Flowergirl dress, shoes, basket: $55

 

This doesn't include wedding rings ($5k), miscellaneous clothing and lingerie for the wedding week (not even going to add that up), and all the clothes and stuff I've bought for my family so they don't look like the beverly hillbillies!

 

Yikes! $19970 for a wedding with 14 guests. I should have never added this up...and the scary part is that I know there's way more stuff ('ve forgotten and I added conservatively on some things... We're waaaayyyyyyy over $20k.

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Well, knowing is half the battle Sarah! I know, it's painful, huh? You did so many special things though - your guests are gonig to be so impressed!

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sarah,

 

i know it sounds like alot but it is more than a wedding. it is probably your last family vacation with your parents and brother and his family...i mean how often do families get together like that.

 

it will be a really special time for you guys.

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Heidi, does your STD cost include postage? It might, since you are only planning on 40 guests, but I just want to make sure you remember that when doing your calculations. Those stamps add up fast!

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Heidi, does your STD cost include postage? It might, since you are only planning on 40 guests, but I just want to make sure you remember that when doing your calculations. Those stamps add up fast!
yeah, that's actually just postage (@ the new rate!) - I designed them myself; already have envelopes; and I'm getting the paper from work. :)

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I'm keeping a close eye on our budget, but we're not actually paying for the wedding, my parent's are. Although, as time goes on we seem to be forking over the money lol. Obviously it's nice if they pay, but I'm expecting to end up paying a lot. Plus, Aaron and I are going to Disney World for two weeks after the wedding so we're saving mass amounts of money for that. My parents are also paying for my grandparents to go, and probably my uncle and his wife, so I don't expect them to jump at the idea of paying for OOT bags!!

 

Aww I'm so spoiled!

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sarah,

i know it sounds like alot but it is more than a wedding. it is probably your last family vacation with your parents and brother and his family...i mean how often do families get together like that.

it will be a really special time for you guys.
Actually, as painful as it was to put down on paper the grand total, it really made us feel better to see what we spent our money on and how much we still owe. We really did pretty good, considering we paid for most of it!

I know it's soo much more than a wedding. And you're right- it's probably the last time my whole family will be together for a while. I can't wait- I got an extra chair so you can sit right down and enjoy the ceremony if you want too!

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sarah,

i know it sounds like alot but it is more than a wedding. it is probably your last family vacation with your parents and brother and his family...i mean how often do families get together like that.

it will be a really special time for you guys.
Actually, as painful as it was to put down on paper the grand total, it really made us feel better to see what we spent our money on and how much we still owe. We really did pretty good, considering we paid for most of it!

I know it's soo much more than a wedding. And you're right- it's probably the last time my whole family will be together for a while. I can't wait- I got an extra chair so you can sit right down and enjoy the ceremony if you want to!

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Ok, I had a little something down at home on a spreadsheet but I've really been avoiding it:)

Here goes nothing:
Travel for us - $3000 (hopefully) :)
My dress - ~$800
His attire - ~$300
At home Ceremony - ~$1500
Fees at Dreams for wedding- $800 (hopeuflly)
Invitations - $500 (really don't want it to be more!!!!)
His dad's travel - $1500 (really hoping not to pay for him!)
Photo -$2000
Video - $800
Total ----------$11,200

Does not include favors, rings, OOT bags.

this sucks! sad.gif
Sabina, are you not doing a reception?

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Actually, as painful as it was to put down on paper the grand total, it really made us feel better to see what we spent our money on and how much we still owe. We really did pretty good, considering we paid for most of it!

I know it's soo much more than a wedding. And you're right- it's probably the last time my whole family will be together for a while. I can't wait- I got an extra chair so you can sit right down and enjoy the ceremony if you want to!
Sarah, its so cool that you're going to get to meet Tammy! Be sure to have juan get some pics of you two!

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