Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:57 PM
our plan was $5000, but for $8000 I'm definately not complaining!!!
Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:06 PM
Thank you ladies for sharing your budgets.
FI and I are doing this on the cheap. $5000-$8000 is our budget for the wedding not including honeymoon. Granted we have savings, no debt, and time to save well over that amount in time (june or october 2010), we just don't want to spend so much money on our wedding.
Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:03 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:16 AM
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Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:37 PM
| Originally Posted by purrfected |
This thread is a little depressing. I wanted to spend about $6000 but as soon as I started planning I realized this was impossible. I think I am at 10k now for the wedding and honeymoon. (not including my ring) By the time you add the little details to the wedding, it really starts adding up. Thanks for making me take a look at my budget.
Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:52 PM
Church ceremony: 1,000
After Party: 1,000
Bridesmaid Dresses: 120
Groom's Suit: 120
OOT bags/supplies: 100
I'm a TOTAL cheapskate so most of these totals include taxes and fees. I always say "all inclusive" when asking for a quote from a vendor. I've saved a lot by having amazing friends & a few connections.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:01 PM
Wedding band: 1000.00
My jewelry: 250.00
Photography(wedding & ttd): 7500.00
Wedding Package: 1900.00
Bridesmaid gifits: 200.00
OOT Bags: (so far) 50.00
Ipod for reception: 400.00
I think that's it so far. We still need to get FI clothes and ring. Probably some extras for the ceremony. We still don't have rates for the hotel yet. So frustrating.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:14 AM
| Originally Posted by lil_miss_frogg |
Wow.....you guys are princesses. Our budget is really low compaired. Here's what I got so far:
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)
Man I feel so cheap now!
Here's my revisions so far:
std's/$150 and thats including the DIY aspects I added after getting the passes from Ana.
Invitations: tbd but aim to keep them under $200
Wedding Attire: his- $150/mine $500 w. shipping
TTD dress: tbd
Rings (wedding only, not e-ring)-$400
Ceremony: symbolic including flowers for decor/$800
No formal reception, just dinner/cocktails: tbd
Photography: $900 which includes Ceremony + TTD session.
Videographer: FREE!! My BIL is a pro wildlife photographer and videographer for many of the Chicago pro-sports teams (and has even done shot the Oprah show!). So he's shooting our welcome dinner photos and doing the wedding video.
My bouquet + parasols for BM's: $221
OOT bags for 20: approx $100
Wedding trip + 5 nts honeymoon @ resort: $1400
Welcome dinner: unknown/MIL/FIL picking up the tab
For us, keeping the cost low simply hinged on location and number of guests. We're doing everything we want, in a way that we want without having to scrimp too much because we picked a resort that's a 3 star instead of a 5..that freed up a LOT of cash and helped up not feel so guilty about asking the family and friends to join us. So far, I've found that people are more excited about going to Mexico and not going to a luxury resort in Mexico. For the type of people we are and the type of people we have as family and friends, that works.
We're determined to bring this thing in around 5K and we're on track for that so far!
http://i17.photobuck....inecollage.jpgThe Fab Four (my quads) Meryn, Kellen, Nico & Layla
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!
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