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#351 *Lo*

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    Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:48 AM

    K I sort of just tallied up what the costs of everything are looking like. One month to go still though!

    Ceremony & Reception @ Dreams ~$2200

    Flowers ~ $1600

    Cake ~$350

    Music ~$250

    Photographer ~$4000 (with travel)

    Lighting, table linens, chairs, dance floor $2100

    Wine ~ $1000

    Favors & OOT bags ~$800

    Rings ~$1500

    Wedding dress and Groom outfit and accessories $4800

    Bridesmaids and Groomsmen outfits (we paid we have 2 each) ~$1000

    Hair and makeup 2 bms and me, hair and makeup trial for me, plus mani/pedis for moms, bms and me ~1500

    Invitations & STDs ~$2000

    Website ~$50

    Our stay for 10 days (used points for business class flights) ~$2200 (I think but I cannot remember)


    Sooooooo that looks like about $25,350, if I added right. I dunno how some of you are doing it for $6K because I felt like we were being really budget. The good thing is we've been engaged for over 2 years so we paid for a lot of this stuff over time.


    Our honeymoon - We did our honeymoon actually before our wedding because the timing was better. And it was so completely out of control I'm not adding it up, I did an estimate, and let's just say it was ridiculous.


    #352 *Lo*

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      Posted 02 September 2010 - 06:48 AM

      Oh and I should add we are having about 40 guests.

      #353 jenngene2011

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        Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:52 AM

        DWbride615:  I think you budget is reasonable give the wedding will be in Europe and you are paying for their accommodations.  Our budget for our wedding is 25k to 35k and I am hoping to stay under that and we are only paying for 4 people(bestman and wife as they are getting married a month after we are and my little sister and brother) and the rest of the guests will be paying for their own accomodations even though we intially had in our budget to pay for 20 guests.  So far our budget is looking like this:


        Invites & STD :                     650 -Magent STD and Custome Passport boardpass invites

        Photographer:                    2,600- Photo Souvenir

        DJ and cocktail

        hour entertainment:             1,250  

        Room and Air:                    3,800 ten night stay at Dreams

        Reception SSG                  3,000

        Pastor Rick:                         300

        Rings:                               1,100

        Cocktail Party:                      500

        OOT Bags so far:                  200

        estimate flowers:                1,000

        Estimate Wedding Attire     3,000

        Extras such as decor,

        rooms etc:                         4,000


        I am still hoping to cut and bargain for a couple of things but if that doesn't happen this is what we have so far.  I still think it is a bargain compared to what we would have paid for a wedding here at home.  Also the pricing is for about 50 people. 

        Jennifer & Eugene - May 7,2011 Dreams La Romana, Dominican Republic

        #354 cassandrandersen

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          Posted 03 September 2010 - 05:26 AM

          Hey DWBride615

          I didnt just mean your wedding alone... Iv noticed that some brides are spending alot of money on a wedding down south, more power to um if they can do it. But for me that much, is crazy on a wedding down south.


          As I said good for them if they want to :)

          #355 alundy

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            Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:01 PM

            Here is my very tentative budget (we are in the planning process), for around 40 guests in Punta Cana (all inclusive):


            Flights: $1000

            Hotel: $3400

            Wedding ceremony & reception: $2500

            Wedding bands: $2400

            Dress: $0 (wedding gift from my parents)

            Suit: $150

            Hair trial at home: $50

            Hair at resort: included

            Accessories: $150

            Photography: ?

            Wedding favors: $250

            STD magnets & postage: $150

            Bridesmaid dresses: $450

            Groomsmen suits: $450


            Total so far $10,950

            #356 echraide

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              Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:29 AM

               My fiance and I are still finishing grad school up until our wedding so our budget is tight. Hopefully our 2 years of tightwad planning will pay off!


              Engagement Pics $100
              Save The Date Magnets $60
              Invitations $100
              Mailing Cost $150
              Resort Stay- 11 nights $4,200
              Flight- 2 people $600
              Reception Cost $5,500
              Wedding Dress $1,000
              Suit $250
              Rings $1,000
              Favors $300
              Stationary Items $100
              Bridal Accessories $300
              Wedding Party Gifts $300
              Clothes for Trip $1,000
              Photographer $5,500


              #357 erinbrooke124

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                Posted 11 November 2010 - 12:09 PM

                Wow! This is really helpful...makes me feel good about some things, and not so good about others :)  Nice to compare though.

                June 14, 2011 <3
                Photographer:Sascha Gluck
                Hair/Makeup: Fernando Fuentes
                Dress: Blue by Enzoani - Casablanca :: Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo Pure 7108/7109
                Booked:Bride+Groom+35 Guests

                #358 echraide

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                  Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:29 PM


                  Originally Posted by erinbrooke124 

                  Wow! This is really helpful...makes me feel good about some things, and not so good about others :)  Nice to compare though.

                  Yah, I feel the same. Its nice to see what other people are figuring into their budgets. Everyone's priorities are different though :)

                  #359 astef

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                    Posted 19 February 2011 - 07:50 PM

                    I am soooo happy to have found this thread! I am just starting... as in, I don't even know where I want to get married yet, but I needed an idea for a budget. For those of you who have already gotten married or are close enough to really know your final budgets, please let me know if I am crazy here.... I would LOVE to be under $20,000 but think I may have approx. 50 guests. Is that insane or do you think it is doable? I don't need anything too crazy, but would like to have a nice gazebo ceremony and a beach reception that is private and with an open bar for my guests. Is $20,000 doable?? THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!

                    Alex & Michael, April 23rd 2012

                    Jellyfish Restaurant, Punta Cana

                    Melia Caribe Tropical Resort

                    #360 tris

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                      Posted 19 February 2011 - 10:48 PM


                      Flights/Trips for both of us: $3400

                      Invitations & other stationary: $100

                      Centerpieces & Decor: $50

                      Resort Fees: $1100

                      Steel Drum Band: $400

                      Dress : $650 $0 (gift from my mom)

                      Alterations: $200

                      Grooms Attire: $250

                      Bridesmaids Dresses: $160

                      Groomsmen Shirts: $80

                      Photographer: $1500

                      Flowers: $225

                      Wedding Rings: $450

                      Budget for Tips: $100

                      Budget for Gifts: $250

                      Honeymoon: $2200


                      Total: $10,465


                      I think we're doing pretty good... especially considering we're going on a honeymoon as well. Let's see what other costs end up coming up :)

                      Married my best friend 04/28/11 at the Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay

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