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#191 August2010Bride

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    Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:57 PM

    Our budget looks like it's going to be around $8000 for wedding and AHR....

    our plan was $5000, but for $8000 I'm definately not complaining!!!

    #192 Danyelle

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      Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:06 PM

      Holy Moly!
      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.

      #193 skitt1es

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        Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:09 PM

        Thanks for sharing everyone! Helps so much.

        #194 big3n09

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          Posted 10 April 2009 - 04:03 PM

          This is just the info i was looking for, i'm trying to be realistic and figure out wht to expect. Thank you all for posting i thought it would be rude of me to ask people how much they spent but i appreciate all of you sharing, it helps.
          4/1/11 in St. Kitts at the Marriott I married my best-friend!!!

          #195 pvbeachbride10

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            Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:16 AM

            Wow, great posts! Now I need to try not to panic. Bad to the budget board and see what I'm forgetting to add in!

            #196 purrfected

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              Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:11 AM

              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.

              #197 August2010Bride

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                Posted 11 April 2009 - 12:37 PM

                Quote:
                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.
                DITTO!!! Same goes for me... so long with my $5000 budget.. looking more like $8000. But that's still good.

                #198 FoxyBride

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                  Posted 19 May 2009 - 07:52 PM

                  Approx 40 guests in Las Vegas:

                  Travel/Accommodations: 1,000
                  Dress: 250
                  Photography: Free :)
                  Church ceremony: 1,000
                  Reception: 1,500
                  After Party: 1,000
                  STD/Invitations: 150
                  Bridesmaid Dresses: 120
                  Groom's Suit: 120
                  OOT bags/supplies: 100

                  TOTAL: 5,240

                  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. :)

                  #199 shamrock78

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                    Posted 20 May 2009 - 02:01 PM

                    Ok here is what we have so far:

                    Dress: 1000.00
                    Wedding band: 1000.00
                    My jewelry: 250.00
                    Photography(wedding & ttd): 7500.00
                    Video: 1800.00
                    Wedding Package: 1900.00
                    Bridesmaid gifits: 200.00
                    OOT Bags: (so far) 50.00
                    Ipod for reception: 400.00
                    STD: 100.00

                    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.

                    nicole

                    #200 BillysBride

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                      Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:14 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!
                      LOL..I soooo feel you. I've had to revise since changing our date, but believe me..."cheap" is a relative term and when you have kids, paying more than you have to for a LOT of things is simply not a smart thing to do. You can still have a dream wedding on a "low" budget...I've seen it and know it can be done. I'm doing it! And I don't feel like mine will be anything less than what we want it to be or even some that I've seen that were twice as much. And I am NOT a good DIY'er..lol.


                      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!
                      Savannah

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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!




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