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#281 KGirl99

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    Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

    It's kinda hard sticking to a budget... I set 10K and I quickly realized, it just doesn't cut it. Of course, it would have been cheaper had I opted out of a private function. However, I had a couple more people call saying they were definitely coming (I ASKED THEM TO RSVP BY MID-APRIL) so now it's up to 40..

    #282 Sukhi

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      Posted 22 May 2010 - 07:02 PM

      Umm...looking at everyone's budget's i'm starting to think i'm not very realistic. I was hoping that a destination wedding would be cheaper than a wedding at home! I have a budget of $15 000 and am hoping to get unlimited private functions at Moon Palace because i'll have enough guests booking rooms to give me this privledge. Thanks to all for posting there's as i see there's lots i haven't thought of.

      #283 StephAli

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        Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:23 PM

        I am hoping to stay under $10,000. I think it will be possible....

        flight/accommodations $3000
        dress $1000 (with alterations)
        grooms clothes $150
        invitations $250
        wedding package $1200
        private beach reception w/dj $550
        photographer - friend....maybe $300...paying for film, developing and an extra thanks
        guest gifts a/b $300
        mani/pedi for bridal party and mothers...??....theres 6 of us....
        groomsmen gifts....fi is not sure...lol...he likes to wait til the last minute for everything...

        #284 meldal101010

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          Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:32 PM

          I'm hoping to stay under $15, 000

          Dress - $2300 (with alterations)
          Travel/Accomodations - $4000 (including honeymoon week)
          Rings for both - $1300
          Package from resort - $2800
          Soundsystem rental - $900
          OOT Bags - $600
          Suits - $500
          BM Dresses - $300
          Favors - $40
          Table/Placecard/Centerpeices - $250
          Flowers - $400

          For a grand total of $13, 390....

          Cutting it pretty close so i sure hope i'm not forgetting anything!!!

          #285 knitgirl13

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            Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:31 PM

            I'm hoping for around $9,000 as my budget inclusive of everything. It will be very small with no attendants.

            $1500 Photography
            $3200 Flight & Accomodations
            $700 Dress
            $30 Shoes
            $150 Groom's Suit
            $70 DIY Flowers & Decorations
            $110 Hair & Makeup
            $200 Cake
            $150 License/Officiant Fees
            $500 Venue Rentals
            $2000 Reception
            $320 Rings
            $30 DIY Invites
            $100 Gifts for Family/Friends who will be attending

            #286 mareW9

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              Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:37 PM

              I think we need to actually do a budget... I was hoping to stay under 15k, but I also have a feeling I'm forgetting something!

              #287 TanyonL

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                Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

                Wow. This is the most helpful thread ever. I'm glad to see that so many of us are paying more for our photographers than for our wedding packages. Tee hee hee. Now I don't feel so bad. I don't have an itemized budget yet but I'm sure it will be very similar to the rest...and DEFINITELY well over $10K with everything included.

                #288 natalie1987

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                  Posted 06 June 2010 - 09:12 PM

                  Is anyone paying for the bridesmaids dresses? or including that in the budget?

                  #289 Lua

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                    Posted 07 June 2010 - 09:13 AM

                    Originally Posted by Diva
                    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...

                    wow, i'm feeling in the minority here too with budget. we have set ours at $5K! going to do our best to stay as close to that as we can!

                    #290 JanineA

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                      Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:07 PM

                      Ok so I am glad that I found this thread. It is really putting a few things into perspective for me. I think I need to take a closer look at what I am paying for and reevaluate its worth. For the ladies doing packages of TTD/BD/Wedding Day roughly how much was your package and did it include rights/copies of your photos on disk?

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