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#201 *Nadine*

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    Posted 25 May 2009 - 05:59 PM

    Im still 7 mths out so this could change but here is what its looking like as today:

    Resort Costs
    Ultimate Wedding Package$2650 USD
    Reception (80 guests)$5100 USD
    Flowers & Centerpeices$500 USD
    Photographer $1200 USD
    Hotel Stay$9,636.50 (two weeks in junior jacuzzi suite)
    Neice Hotel $1,353.00 (paying for my neice)
    Gift Costs
    Gifts For Bridal Party $2,800 (14 total, $200 each)
    Gifts for Parents$500
    OOT bags (50)$1,000
    Attire
    Wedding Dress$100 (this helped out the budget alot! ha)
    Dress Alterations$400
    FI suit $400
    Groom shirt, tie & shoes$250
    Bride shoes & Jewellry$150
    Wedding Bands$3,000
    Bridesmaid Dresses$1,000 (dress from jcrew)
    Groomsman Outfits$1000 (linen pants & white collared shirt from banana)
    Total: $31,000 (approximately)

    #202 ilovemypitbull

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      Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:09 PM

      While incredibly useful (thank you so much for sharing!), this thread is super dooper depressing! Especially given the fact that I stumbled across it on a Monday. I think a big old glass of wine is in order when I get home!

      - Jen

      #203 jac

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        Posted 19 June 2009 - 11:55 PM

        Wow - what a range in budgets! This is a big concern of ours... we are hoping to come in between 5 - 10 at the max including the reception(s) at home afterward. Guess I'll post back here when all is said and done!
        So Freaking Excited!

        #204 SSNM

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          Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:32 AM

          I too have a goal of 5-10K for my wedding but that is proving to be nearly impossible. Some of the things pushing my budget up include the fact that I am paying for all 6 of my bridesmaid dresses (which will double as their gift) and the fact that I am having two ceremonies (one bengali one in Toronto and then my DW). The two ceremonies include two different outfits for myself and the groom and we will be serving dinner at both. I am also pushing for a higher end resort to ensure that my guests have a quality time. However, I may just dumb that down a bit to keep costs lower for everyone.

          In any case, my budget is looking like it will be realistically between $11 - $13K CAD inclusive of taxes, gratuities, and all wedding related costs. The only thing not included is the cost of my e-ring at $3500 which came with a wedding band for myself.

          My fiance and I are footing 100% of the costs and are not footing the bill for anyone else's travel. We are adding very little to no extras to our wedding packages for which the cost is looking to be between $2000-$3000 inclusive of a semi-private dinner and cake for all 40 of our anticipated guests. No excursions or group activities have been planned that cost extra (will just do dinner reservations on resort and/or do group resort activities part of the all-inclusive). We will do basic OOT bags. I have allotted money for videography and photography although I may get BIL to do videography and save money. No DJ, no ipod; may just go to the resort night clubs to dance it up. I will do my own hair and make-up (my hair is short so it can't do the fancy up-dos anyway, and I have enough make-up saavy family that I don't need to pay for this).

          My bengali ceremony is probably the more fuzzy part of my budget since I haven't itemized pricing yet, however it is going to be very low key, private (<50 people), and prolly in my fiance's home so I don't see it running us more than $2000 inclusive of food (some ordered (~$300), some cooked by parents), decor (fiance's dad is pretty good with decor), drinks (non-alcoholic since fiance's family is muslim), outfits (~$720) and the Imam to do the ceremony (prolly $200-300). If there is room in the budget, I will "splurge" on someone to wrap my sari and do my make-up for $150, but I can do this myself anyway. My mom will drive me to his place and the ceremony will start :)

          While I have definately cut out a lot of things that I would have liked to have added, my fiance and I also need to save for moving out of our parents home into our own and we need to buy a car. And, if I am honest, I may even choose to turn the DW into a honeymoon just to keep costs further down if I see it is getting out of hand.

          Hope that gives some context to our budget. It is one thing to quote a number, but I think when you take everything into consideration (i.e. who is paying, # guests, what is included/not included) it is better appreciated.

          #205 courtney_b00

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            Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:51 AM

            Ouch...I'm in the very beginning stages so I'm not sure how much everything will be...I'm hoping no more than 10k.

            #206 courtney_b00

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              Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:54 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Stay-C
              I too have a goal of 5-10K for my wedding but that is proving to be nearly impossible. Some of the things pushing my budget up include the fact that I am paying for all 6 of my bridesmaid dresses (which will double as their gift) and the fact that I am having two ceremonies (one bengali one in Toronto and then my DW). The two ceremonies include two different outfits for myself and the groom and we will be serving dinner at both. I am also pushing for a higher end resort to ensure that my guests have a quality time. However, I may just dumb that down a bit to keep costs lower for everyone.

              In any case, my budget is looking like it will be realistically between $11 - $13K CAD inclusive of taxes, gratuities, and all wedding related costs. The only thing not included is the cost of my e-ring at $3500 which came with a wedding band for myself.

              My fiance and I are footing 100% of the costs and are not footing the bill for anyone else's travel. We are adding very little to no extras to our wedding packages for which the cost is looking to be between $2000-$3000 inclusive of a semi-private dinner and cake for all 40 of our anticipated guests. No excursions or group activities have been planned that cost extra (will just do dinner reservations on resort and/or do group resort activities part of the all-inclusive). We will do basic OOT bags. I have allotted money for videography and photography although I may get BIL to do videography and save money. No DJ, no ipod; may just go to the resort night clubs to dance it up. I will do my own hair and make-up (my hair is short so it can't do the fancy up-dos anyway, and I have enough make-up saavy family that I don't need to pay for this).

              My bengali ceremony is probably the more fuzzy part of my budget since I haven't itemized pricing yet, however it is going to be very low key, private (<50 people), and prolly in my fiance's home so I don't see it running us more than $2000 inclusive of food (some ordered (~$300), some cooked by parents), decor (fiance's dad is pretty good with decor), drinks (non-alcoholic since fiance's family is muslim), outfits (~$720) and the Imam to do the ceremony (prolly $200-300). If there is room in the budget, I will "splurge" on someone to wrap my sari and do my make-up for $150, but I can do this myself anyway. My mom will drive me to his place and the ceremony will start :)

              While I have definately cut out a lot of things that I would have liked to have added, my fiance and I also need to save for moving out of our parents home into our own and we need to buy a car. And, if I am honest, I may even choose to turn the DW into a honeymoon just to keep costs further down if I see it is getting out of hand.

              Hope that gives some context to our budget. It is one thing to quote a number, but I think when you take everything into consideration (i.e. who is paying, # guests, what is included/not included) it is better appreciated.
              Ok I have been seeing this here lately--e-ring....what is it??

              #207 amygirl1169

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                Posted 29 June 2009 - 09:59 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by courtney_b00
                Ok I have been seeing this here lately--e-ring....what is it??
                Engagement Ring

                #208 JGAMMAGIRL77

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                  Posted 29 June 2009 - 08:31 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by caligirl1282
                  Wow I feel either really stressed or really lucky bc my parents are helping alot......Im still saving monthly which is going to suck but I have one year.

                  WC-Amy Abbott-2700
                  Dress-3000
                  DJ-1000
                  Linens-600
                  Flowers-3500 (including arch, bouquets and centerpieces)
                  Cake-700
                  Photographer-7000 (Jonathan Thrasher from Michigan)
                  Trio for ceremony-450
                  Venue-depending but 16000 for 100 guests including open bar, food and cocktail hour


                  I dont even want to add it up but looking at 33000. I really hope we have less people.

                  Ouch!!! I think that $16,000 for the venue is a bit steep!!!

                  Jess

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                  #209 ashnic2005

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                    Posted 29 June 2009 - 10:55 PM

                    Budget- around $10,000
                    flowers- ceremony and reception $1200
                    lights-reception-800
                    cake-$300
                    horse and buggy 130.
                    photography-1200
                    dvd-400
                    linens/plates 400
                    hotel-5 nights 1800 for two
                    marachi band.solist-1000
                    audio equipment rental with Ipod-300
                    bridal dress-1500
                    rental of deco funiture/reception/cocktail - 600
                    Bride and Groom + 62 Booked = PARTAAAY!
                     

                     


                    #210 Jacilynda

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                      Posted 29 June 2009 - 11:27 PM

                      oh my gosh!!! I can't believe how much we spend sometimes. my budget is much smaller than these. I won't post it all here cause I've included it all in my planning thread that I'll post in a couple weeks since I'm leaving so soon!!!




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