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#261 taylorwd

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    Posted 02 April 2010 - 07:17 PM

    Our budget is for 28 guests and includes everything we're spending related to the wedding: hotel/travel, wedding and reception, invitations, attire, rings, guest expenses, etc. Our grand total is $15,000

    We had initially hoped for 10K but once we started the process we realized that would be impossible! The cost of the actual wedding and reception is quite cheap--it's everything else. Now granted, we did choose a 5-star resort, our bringing a photog from the States, and are paying for a sailing trip for our guests...all expensive choices!

    Resort Wedding Costs:
    Ceremony (including flowers): $1120
    Reception: $1320
    Hair/Makeup: $375

    Travel
    Hotel/Air/Transport for 10 days: $4170

    Photography/Video: $3260

    Stationary
    Invitations, STD's, Programs, Thank You's: $178

    Our Attire
    Dress: $1300
    FI's attire: $250
    FI's ring: $330
    Everything else (veil, jewelry, alterations, etc): $470

    Guest Expenses: $2186
    (We taking our guests sailing as well as paying for a guest's travel. This also includes gifts.)

    Misc Stuff: $392

    #262 Sax Lady

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      Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:25 PM

      I'm in the minority with the small budget. Our budget is around 5k but as of now it will probably be under or around 4k. I will post an update later when everhthing is done because I still have a lot too purchase we really havent done much. YIKESSSSSSSSSSSSS. and time is slowy creeping.

      #263 Tennyt1

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        Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:22 PM

        This is a great post.
        http://dwdf.daisypath.com/e8thm5.png

        ~April 2, 2011 ~ Sandals Grand Ocho Rios ~
        ~52 Guest booked plus the Bride & Groom~

        #264 Diva

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          Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:45 PM

          Hmm it seems I too am in the minority with the budget, ours is $8K (FI insists its $5K) and we are well under it including reception, attire and all! We have 11 months to go, so I will keep you all posted as time goes on, but hoping to stay close...

          #265 taylorwd

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            Posted 05 April 2010 - 05:13 PM

            I know this isn't a very active thread, but I've got a question for all you ladies with enviously-low budgets (5-8K).

            When you list your budget as 5-8K, are you including your attire, flights, hotel, photography, and of course wedding/reception? If so, what's your secret?!

            #266 Diva

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              Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:12 PM

              Hey Taylor, my Austin buddy :)

              Yes I included EVERYTHING, here is my breakdown:

              Website 89.00 (18 months at weddingwindow.com)
              Invitations (DIY) 35.00
              guest goodie bags (30 bags) 120.00
              mothers coursages (use free ones with the wedding package)
              BM flowers (DIY) 25.00 (long stem Callas from Michaels with ribbon)
              save the date (50) 107.00 (magnetstreet.com)
              his ring 250.00
              his suit 150.00 (we are getting the $99 linen ones found on here!)
              marriage license 60.00 (state of TX)
              bridesmaid gifts 280.00 (already bought from Tiffany & Co)
              room (7 nights) 2800.00
              flights 1600.00
              wedding ceremony 1550.00 (includes reception for 20 ppl paid with full plated dinner)
              My attire 100 (ok so this was TOTAL luck on my $34 dress and Etsy for $29 veil)
              Extra people 300.00 ($45 per head over the 20 people)
              Misc 400.00 (for things that may come up)

              GRAND TOTAL = $7,866.00

              #267 Diva

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                Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:13 PM

                darn formatting, it was so pretty when I typed it up. Sorry!

                #268 Mere

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                  Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:11 PM

                  This thread gets me thinking and gets me to start listing all of my purchases I am making. Our DW is just the 2 of us and we are footing the entire bill. I will post our total when it gets a bit closer to time.

                  #269 taylorwd

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                    Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:26 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Diva


                    My attire 100 (ok so this was TOTAL luck on my $34 dress and Etsy for $29 veil)
                    Wow!! Truly impressive!! Thanks for sharing :)

                    #270 Diva

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                      Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

                      i posted a pic of it on the "show us your dress" thread if anyone wants to see




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