Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:56 AM
Wedding dress: $600 (a) Gotta love a sample sale...
ABOVE ITEMS NOT INCL IN BUDGET
Wedding shoes: $40.00 (a)...and friends with GREAT discounts!
Wedding planner: Free of charge*(a)
Photographer: Free of charge*(a)
Travel (incl planner & photographer): $1700(t)
Hair & Markeup, FI Grooming: $300
Dinner: $400(t) We are eloping so we saved a ton of money here
Posted 21 June 2008 - 12:55 AM
Posted 23 June 2008 - 09:57 PM
| Originally Posted by kerryjbrown |
So the FI and I discussed budget tonight for the first time (after most things are already chosen) as Mom comes in on Tuesday to Plan & SHop-YEAH! This is SCARY! Thanks Twixy for posting a spreadsheet, I found the knot budget to not be very useful.
Yeah the knot budget wasn't so great. weddingchannel has a better budget planner.
My main problem w/ budgeting this right now is the accommodations. We don't want to do it at a resort, so we're trying to find a beach house or an estate where we can stay with our family/ friends and have the ceremony & reception all in one. Kinda like a family vacation w/ wedding. I'll talk to some wc's this week, so we'll see what numbers come from that... We're trying to save $18,600... *sigh* SCARY is RIGHT!!
Posted 24 June 2008 - 01:27 AM
I will check out the weddingchannel budget, I haven't looked there. Thanks
Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:39 AM
I'm just getting into this game now with only 6 months to go till the wedding...it's my fiance's second wedding so he really wants to down play the whole thing. What's important to me is that we are together on a beach....can't think of much else besides not having all of his boozing friends there. So I think only one other couple is coming with us....and we're going to get married in wedding bathing suits!
Anyway, I'm wondering about the free wedding packages. We don't really have any guests so I'm trying to figure out the best way to choose a resort with the best free wedding package...any thoughts? Suggestions?
Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:42 AM
BM and My flowers: $500
Special lighting: $1000
Candy Station: $400
Honeymoon $7000.00 <---19 days in Europe. Includes England, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland = $200 ea a day. Includes flight and hotel w/dinner and breakfast.
Not added: hair, makeup, shoes, rehearsal dinner...and a bunch of other things that always come up.
Posted 26 August 2008 - 04:47 PM
Ceremony: including dress, suit, flowers, hors dourves: 2400
Flight, transportation, and 10 night stay: 4000
Photography and videographer: 1300
Invitations, STD's and postage: 350
Pre-marital counseling: 400
OOT bags: 150
We are still deciding on an excursion to take everyone too and with other stuff that is bound to come up, I'm guessing 10K is where we will end up.
I also attached the spreadsheet I made up to get all my costs in one place..hope it helps
Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:25 PM
Travel and flights (honeymoon included - 11 night stay) = $8,300
Dress (including alterations) = $1,250
Catamaran Cruise - charter = $2,000
Rings = $2,000
Ceremony & reception = $3,350
DJ = $800
STD = $250
Invitations = $500
Website = $100
Groom attire = $750
OOT bags = $2,250
Photographer = $1,800
TOTAL = $23,800
Our budget was $25,000 so I know we're going to go a little over (or a lot) =0(
Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:29 PM
Our trip is only $1500 becaue one of us get to go free since we have 25 people coming.
We'll probably come in all together under $5000 by the time we pay for some small things.
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