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#171 GracieBebe

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    Posted 09 October 2008 - 02:12 PM

    We initially set our budget for $16K, but we already blew that out of the water so here's our new expected budget for 28 adults (including ourselves) and 3 children (ages 1, 5, and 7).

    Accommodations for a week for everyone - $14,000
    Welcome dinner 1st night - included in accommodations
    Breakfast every morning for all guests - included in accommodations
    Dress/Tux - $2000 (including alterations)
    Wedding & Reception (chapel, cake, & bouquet/boutenniere incl.) - $6000
    Fireworks show - $2400
    Musicians - $800
    Photographer - $2500
    Pastor/Officiant - $650
    Hair/Makeup (Bride & MOH) - $500
    Airfare (U.S to France, London, Amsterdam and back)- $3500
    Rings - $3000
    Invites & STD's - $300
    Wedding Favors/OOT gifts - $200
    Transportation (Train, Taxi, Car, etc) - $500
    Honeymoon accommodations - $1500

    Total = Just under $38K for everything (haven't thought about AHR but will do backyard bbq)

    Am I forgetting anything??
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    #172 Leia78

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      Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:04 AM

      In the begining, I was really good about keeping a spreadsheet of all the items I purchased for the wedding. Needless to say, I got lazy and never kept up with it. So I'm sure I spent way more....but here is the acounting of the big stuff. Here's the damage:

      Maye Cortinas (bus rental for Pub Crawl, vases, flower arrangemnts for ceremony, sparklers, Trio, Screen/projector, DJ Ricardo, Fun & Motivation rentals, firedancers, etc.) : $4,843.30
      Photographer (Juan Carlos Tapia) : $5200
      Videographer (Sam Perches) : $1800
      AA Flowers : $780.00
      Dreams bill (Welcome dinner/ceremony/reception for 87 adults) : $6090

      Total: $18,713.30

      #173 Soon2beWed09

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        Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:00 PM

        Wow I'm so jealous of some of u budgets make my little $6K look like chopped liver ..lol

        Just kidding but I have to live after we come back....I would love to have a big wedding just couldnt afford it thats why we choose to do it this way instead of paying $15k or more.
        We are also traveling with 3 kids...

        #174 lil_miss_frogg

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          Posted 19 November 2008 - 01:14 PM

          Wow.....you guys are princesses. Our budget is really low compaired. Here's what I got so far:

          Invites/STD: $200.00
          Dress: $300.00 (no alterations yet)
          Groom Attire: $60.00
          Travel: $2000.00 (including honeymoon)
          Photographer: Free (Friend of the family - but a professional)
          Destination Reception: $300.00
          OOT Bags: $350 for 20
          At Home Reception: $500.00 (BBQ style)
          DJ for AHR: $300.00 (Got a deal, we are friends with a local radio station DJ)

          Total: $4010.00

          Man I feel so cheap now!

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          #175 Christinamaria22

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            Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:26 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by lil_miss_frogg
            Wow.....you guys are princesses. Our budget is really low compaired. Here's what I got so far:

            Invites/STD: $200.00
            Dress: $300.00 (no alterations yet)
            Groom Attire: $60.00
            Travel: $2000.00 (including honeymoon)
            Photographer: Free (Friend of the family - but a professional)
            Destination Reception: $300.00
            OOT Bags: $350 for 20
            At Home Reception: $500.00 (BBQ style)
            DJ for AHR: $300.00 (Got a deal, we are friends with a local radio station DJ)

            Total: $4010.00

            Man I feel so cheap now!
            You go girl! dont feel cheap if you are happy with it!!!!

            #176 ErikDaGenErik

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              Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:23 AM

              ahhh this is the unavoidable! my FI and I have been doing a good job putting our expenses in excel. here's what we've got so far:

              - roundtrip airfare from San Francisco to Cancun for 11 people (me, FI, my parents, and his parents, sister, hubby and 3 kids): $3,960
              - roundtrip airfare from TX to Cancun for my sister, hubby, and my niece: $1,432
              - me and FI's 1 week stay at Moon Palace Cancun and also deposit for our group rate: $2,600
              - personalized monograms: $30
              - photography (7 hours) and TTD in Cenote and beach in Riviera Maya: $7,500
              - engagement photography: $500
              - bodouir photography: $900
              - my Rivini couture wedding gown: $6,000
              - my Vera Wang veils - $550
              - my TTD dress: $700
              - my dress rehearsal dress custom designed by Monique Lhuillier: $2,300
              - flower girl's dress: $120
              - STD cards and evelopes: $130
              - wedding website: $60 for a year
              - FI's tux: FREE (promo special with purchase of my gown)

              TOTAL SPENT SO FAR: $26,782

              what i haven't included: alterations, postage for cards, invitations, wedding program fees at the resort, honeymoon (Tahiti and Bora Bora).

              how are we getting by? both of our parents gave us $20,000 to help pay for the wedding. we've already exhausted the $20,000 so the rest of the cost we'll have to pay for ourselves.

              i still think this is way cheaper than if we were to do our wedding at home. our choice was the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay for a cliffside wedding. that would have made our wedding total close to $100,000 with all the details we want. we wouldn't have settled less for a wedding location at home. it was either the ritz or a mansion/chateu in napa valley.

              having a DW will allow me to have all the details without paying the price i would pay here. PLUS we'll get to have a 1-week vacation with our loved ones while at it!

              memories are priceless =)

              #177 Riyko

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                Posted 28 November 2008 - 12:59 PM

                Even though my wedding is far away. I thought i'd post my current budget, but things could change later on by costing less or more.

                Our guest list is only 14 people

                Rings: $2,000
                Dress: Free (my aunt is making it for me for my wedding present)
                Grooms Attire: $160
                Music: Free (if FI's dad can get the band he knows in order) Otherwise it'll be an MP3 player set up to speakers.
                Invites/STD's: $50

                We have our budget set at $8-10,000 so hopefully we won't go over that.

                #178 Angela139

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                  Posted 28 November 2008 - 04:00 PM

                  Here is what we're working with right now, but it is still fairly fluid:

                  travel and accomodations for FYI and I (one week at Majestic; honeymoon week at the Excellence): $6,100
                  Wedding package with resort: $1,750
                  Private Dinner after ceremony: approx $2,500 (depending on # of guests)
                  Renting Parrot Bar for private reception after dinner: $600
                  Sound system rental: $300
                  Flowers: $900
                  My dress: $2,000
                  His clothes: $900 approx? (I have NO idea how much men's wedding attire costs??)
                  My bridesmaids dresses: $800
                  Subsidizing portion of trip for certain VIP guests (e.g. parents, best friend): $4,000
                  Photography: $1,700 (this is just the cost of her trip - her services themselves are free!)
                  Invitations: $650
                  Favours: $600

                  Okay I'm not even adding this up! lol Wayyy too much money being spent here, I think I need to do some corner cutting! And that's not even including our bands, which together will cost $4,000.

                  Wow! I have to find a paper bag to breathe into now... lol

                  #179 tylersgirl

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                    Posted 28 November 2008 - 06:14 PM

                    I don't even want to think about it...

                    AHR- $7,000-including liquor and food
                    Photographer- $2,000 (friend)
                    Cakes- $700
                    Dress- $375 (steal)
                    Wedding in Mexico- $2,000
                    Favors- $500
                    My FI and I's trip to Mexico- $5,300
                    D.J. AHR- $500
                    Accessories-$500
                    My Ring-$15,000

                    Gosh...we still have to buy Wedding Bands, Invitations, FI outfit, my shoes...yada yada yada...so much for my dad's budget...

                    #180 deefalvey

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                      Posted 29 December 2008 - 04:56 PM

                      Great Budget info and spreadsheet layout!
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