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#101 meandpaul

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    Posted 24 October 2007 - 02:30 PM

    [QUOTE=MikkiStreak;62948]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.

    ...This looks like it will be a very useful tool. Can I have the passoword or could someone (Maria - Mikkistreak) email me the spreadsheet? shandrarogers1614@hotmail.com

    #102 TATrisha

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    Posted 25 October 2007 - 03:35 PM

    It is time to post my budget. Please note that I have budgeted for 50 people to attend the wedding... right now it's looking more like 20, but at least I'll save money right? And then we sent out 85 invites.
    Save the dates/Prewedding information: $532
    Invitations:$255
    Thank Yous: $56
    Wedding Package (including flowers): $2570
    Engagement Photos: $500
    Wedding Photography: $2500
    Post wedding prints/photo books: $350
    Music/Entertainment: $1260
    Ceremony Costs (blood work, translations, programs, decorations): $355
    Reception at resort: $3235
    Ground transportation: $655
    Tip Money: $150
    Attendent Gifts: $530
    OOT Bags: $549
    Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome Dinner: $500
    Bridal Attire: $1265
    Bridesmaid Dresses: $600
    Spa stuff (hair, makeup, nails, bridesmaids too): $1121
    Grooms attire: $250
    Groomsmen attire: $300
    Travel (us, bridal party, extra couple): $12777
    Miscellaneous stuff: $2236

    OUCH.

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    #103 BillysBride

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      Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:32 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Tlseege
      It is time to post my budget. Please note that I have budgeted for 50 people to attend the wedding... right now it's looking more like 20, but at least I'll save money right? And then we sent out 85 invites.
      Save the dates/Prewedding information: $532
      Invitations:$255
      Thank Yous: $56
      Wedding Package (including flowers): $2570
      Engagement Photos: $500
      Wedding Photography: $2500
      Post wedding prints/photo books: $350
      Music/Entertainment: $1260
      Ceremony Costs (blood work, translations, programs, decorations): $355
      Reception at resort: $3235
      Ground transportation: $655
      Tip Money: $150
      Attendent Gifts: $530
      OOT Bags: $549
      Rehearsal Dinner/Welcome Dinner: $500
      Bridal Attire: $1265
      Bridesmaid Dresses: $600
      Spa stuff (hair, makeup, nails, bridesmaids too): $1121
      Grooms attire: $250
      Groomsmen attire: $300
      Travel (us, bridal party, extra couple): $12777
      Miscellaneous stuff: $2236

      OUCH.

      Honey, your girls must LOVE you! I'm serious! I've always wanted to be IN a destination wedding where the couple paid my travel expenses....no luck thus far.

      I would have seriously loved to pay for my girls....but that is such a pipe dream for us that its not even funny. As is, we're planning on about 20 people (I seriously doubt more than that)and we are keeping this whole shindig under 5500K. I'm bound and determined to do this, and so far, it looks good.


      My dress I'm getting wholesale for $300 w/free shipping
      Hotel wedding package plus add'l flowers/musician $700
      photography around $900.
      Flights/hotel for 8 nights $2000.
      And we're just having a reception dinner which they are willing to section off part of one of the restaurants for our party/guests and give us a waiter. At no extra charge.
      Invitations/STD's we're having an acquaintance of mine do these..custom. She is trying to get her business off the ground, and is doing them for just the cost of materials for us. She's incredible, so this isn't even a compromise! Will take about $300 for boarding pass STD's and Message in a Bottle Invitations. Postage will be under $30.

      The AHR will be another story, but I'm not ready to deal with that just yet. lol
      I'm not counting the expenses for that into my budget for the wedding, because we'll have help with it (of the parental variety..gotta love 'em). My older brother is a professional DJ (cha-ching) and my mom and Aunt have been doing wedding/event decor on the side for YEARS now.
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      http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

      #104 evonut

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        Posted 27 November 2007 - 06:34 PM

        I just got back from my DW at RIU Palace Riviera Maya and here's the total damage:

        Royal Wedding Package1330
        Add flowers for the cake25
        Add Mariachi for one hour430
        Add Trio Band for one hour330
        Add Extra cake20
        Add Bridesmaid & Groomsmen Flowers52
        Mezzanine Rental Extra 1.5 hours300
        Flowers332
        Chair Bows28
        Extra two guests130
        Mexico Trip - Flight and Hotel2406
        Mexico Favors319
        Chichen Itza ($55 Grayline Tours)406
        Bridal Attire919
        Bridesmaid Attire & Gifts223
        Groom Attire155
        Groomsmen Attire & Gifts75
        Photographer (includes accommodation)3729
        Photographer Las Vegas883
        Videographer200
        Slideshow Screen Rental48
        Decorations, external flowers, seashells, frames, easels, mirrors557
        Invitations & Wedding Blog89
        Stationery130
        Hubby's Vancouver Trip1407
        Chinese Banquet2767
        Engagement Ring5700
        Wedding Ring250
        Total 23,057

        This is for 17 guests. We went all out to make sure they had a good time, and they did. Nicest, intimate, beautiful wedding I've ever been to...my own, lol.

        #105 twixygrl

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          Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:29 AM

          Here is a cut and paste from my budget spread sheet for Nov. 2008 Dreams Los Cabos.

          I have attached a copy for any of you interested...it is in color...that is the only thing that I like about it...at least it is nice to look at!

          DESCRIPTIONTOTAL AMOUNT

          WEDDING PACKAGE $975.00

          WEDDING WEBSITE $79.00
          SAVE THE DATE $200.00
          INVITATIONS $200.00
          THANK YOU CARDS $100.00

          PHOTO SESSION $350.00
          AIRFARE $800.00
          FOOD $500.00

          BRIDAL LUNCH $240.00
          BRIDAL PARTY GIFTS $-

          FLOWER GIRL DRESSES $175.00
          WEDDING DRESS $500.00
          VEIL $100.00
          DRESS ALTERATIONS $400.00
          BRIDAL ACCESSORIES $200.00
          HAIR $150.00
          SALON $250.00
          GROOM'S SUIT $500.00
          BRIDES RING $500.00
          GROOM'S RING $350.00

          OUR HOTEL (5 DAYS) $2,315.00
          GUEST HOTEL $1,200.00
          TRANSPORTATION $65.00
          OUR AIRFARE $1,020.00

          SUB TOTAL AMOUNT $11,169.00


          WELCOME DINNER FOOD $1,250.00
          WELCOME DINNER ALCOHOL $-
          WELCOME DINNER SCREEN/IPOD $300.00
          WELCOME DINNER LOCATION/D‰COR $-
          MORNING AFTER BRUNCH $-

          WELCOME BAGS $700.00
          PARENTS GIFTS $160.00
          BRIDE AND GROOM GIFTS $-

          RECEPTION VENUE AND RENTALS $1,250.00
          RECEPTION FOOD $850.00
          RECEPTION HOURDOURVES $-
          RECEPTION ALCOHOL $-
          GUEST BOOK $50.00
          TABLE D‰COR $400.00
          CHAMPAGNE TOAST $320.00
          DANCE FLOOR $-
          CAKE $400.00
          VOTIVES FOR AROUND TABLE FLOWERS $64.00
          HURRICANES $-
          FLOWERS FOR HEAD & SIGN TABLE $-
          WEDDING FAVORS $-
          $-
          LOCATION FEE CEREMONY $1,250.00
          ACCESSORIES $60.00
          JUDGE & LABORATORY TEST $-
          BRIDAL BOUQUET $120.00
          BRIDES MAIDS $-
          MOMS BOUQUETS $105.00
          BOUTONNIERES $54.00
          ROSE PETALS $105.00
          ARCH FOR THE CEREMONY $-
          FLUTE & GUITAR $450.00
          SPANISH GUITAR $-
          FLOWERS FOR THE BACK OF THE CHAIRS $-
          RIBBONS FOR THE CHAIRS $180.00
          PHOTOGRAPHER $1,750.00
          VIDEOGRAPHER $1,750.00
          AUDIO EQUIPMENT RENTALS $-
          DJ $1,125.00
          LIVE BAND $-

          CEREMONY TOTAL $12,693.00
          TOTAL AMOUNT $23,862.00
          TAX 10% $818.30
          DEPOSIT $-
          AMOUNT DUE $24,680.30

           

           

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          #106 starchild

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            Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:45 AM

            Wow Twixygrl!! That's a pricey DW but I know it will be fabulous :o)

            #107 Dijawana Diva

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              Posted 09 January 2008 - 04:03 AM

              Budget? What Budget?? HAHAHA

              I stopped tracking costs after we realized how much we've spent to date. We figured this is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to get all our closest friends and family, in one place, all at the same time - totally worth it!

              #108 JODEY

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                Posted 09 January 2008 - 11:55 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Dijawana Diva
                Budget? What Budget?? HAHAHA

                I stopped tracking costs after we realized how much we've spent to date. We figured this is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to get all our closest friends and family, in one place, all at the same time - totally worth it!
                I'm with you on that one girl !! LOL
                (well I'd like to think so) Every one has a budget they need to stick to and with out a doubt 99% of the time theres always something thats been overlooked, atleast now we have this great site that I'm sure is going to help alot of DW's !

                #109 AlmostMrsForbes

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                  Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:24 PM

                  ok ... this is a lot more than i thought ... roughly 40 people


                  Travel/Accomodations for FI & I (honeymoon & wedding) - $4400
                  Dress/Undergarments/Alterations/Shoes - $1200 (great sale)
                  Photography - Brian Nejedly - $2,000
                  Flowers/Officiant - $500
                  Reception (dinner, drinks, entertainment - reggae band) - $3000
                  Bridesmaid/MOH dresses (my gift to them) - $400
                  Grooms attire - $300
                  Hair/Make-up - $300
                  Invitations - $500
                  Ceremony Music - TBD
                  All the stuff i forgot - TBD

                  I think it will be around 15k ... still cheaper than having it at home, I think - and we'll be in the Caribbean for almost 2 weeks!

                  #110 foxytv

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                    Posted 09 January 2008 - 12:43 PM

                    Travel/Accomodations for FI & I (honeymoon & wedding) - $5200
                    Dress $450 (Mom bought so not counted in final numbers)
                    TTD $97
                    Undergarments TBD
                    Alterations TBD
                    Shoes $35 for ceremony / $20 for reception = $55
                    Photography - Amy Martin $4000
                    Flowers $400 approx.
                    Officiant - $400
                    Reception (cocktails, beach reception, buffett, cake, music)- $3395
                    BM Gifts - $400
                    Grooms attire/gifts - $400
                    Hair/Make-up - TBD
                    Jewelry - TBD
                    Invitations - DIY, so only postage and paper (approx $300 for everything designed and mailed)
                    Ceremony Music - $200 (using iPod/CD's/speakers/mic)
                    All the stuff i forgot - TBD
                    Videographer - $450
                    Separate Room night before wedding - $100
                    OOT Bags - $300
                    BD Photos - $150 (FABULOUS deal)
                    Miscelleanous and stuff I've forgotten to add or haven gotten yet -- TBD

                    $15,847 before adding in the TBD prices. Ouch.

                    I anticipate $18,000. UGH!!!




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