| Originally Posted by host |
i didnt include rings, dresses, or attire...i dont even want to know the total with that.
Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:43 PM
Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:46 PM
| Originally Posted by NABUMBAH |
Yeah, I hear that. Chris is freaking over the florist & coordinator quotes. We are saving over what we would have spent on a wedding here - so at least that makes us feel [slightly] better.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 25 September 2006 - 07:35 PM
all apparrel (bride dress, tux, shoes, undergarments, etc): $1600
decorations (centerpeices, candles, etc) : $500
gifts (bridesmaids, groomsmen, and OOT bags) : $975
flowers : $800
photographer : $1600
IPOD speaker, music and mic rental: $240
stationary(STD, invites, guest book): $950
sparklers : $200
hotel and airfare- this is being covered by matts parents as our cost of honeymoon
GRAND TOTAL: $10, 765
our budget os $10K so HOPEFULLY we are UNDER budget!!!!
Posted 25 September 2006 - 10:04 PM
Reception (food, drinks, wine, cake, apps, tax, service charge): $7,800
Ceremony (chairs, officiant, microphone): $700
Attire (me and FI clothes, accessories, hair/makeup): $1,000
Photography (bradley fraser): $600
Music (guitar player and DJ): $1,130
Stationery (invites, StD, postage): $400
Transportation (me/FI, sis/BIL, parents): $2,000
Hotel (me/FI, sister/BIL, parents): $2,000
Misc (day-of planner, favors, gifts, etc): $1,000
And there goes $17,000! But my budget was $20K, so if I really come in under, my parents give me $3K cash!!!!!!!!! (That is totally my incentive here to stay under budget. And yes I am spoiled rotten )
Posted 26 September 2006 - 01:40 AM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 07:55 AM
| Originally Posted by felicity |
okay...Am I crazy?! I thought I was planning an intimate affair that was going to be fairly reasonable....Is that just crazy I was hoping to keep it under $10k. Am I just a newly engaged gal seeing stars Stop me now if I am!!! Help!! I starting to think I'm in over my head here!
Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:48 PM
Hotel Rooms: $960
Music: $1400 (hoping to for less!)
Reception Food: $4220
Cake: $750 (hopefully less if I can bring in cupcakes!)
Coordinator Fee: $600
Photography & Video: $1500
So that's $15,730 but I have a feeling after it's all said and done it'll be more like 20K... I can't remember everything in the budget right now... yikes! Especially since there's no dress/gifts table decorations... etc. etc. in there!
Is anyone else feeling a little sick right now (Liza, I know you are!)
Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:54 PM
Janet is totally right, as long as your guest list is small and you consider an All-Inclusive I think you can do it. Just decide what's important to you and spend your money on those things... cut from the rest.
My plan was very much the same and I think if we had been able to do it (without before mentioned parental intervention) for about 11K for 50 people. So it can be done! The problem is not adding in the extras later!
Posted 27 September 2006 - 04:56 PM
OK, I just realized that I posted three responses in a row... probably could have combined those into one! Sorrrrrrrrrrry!
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