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#71 Sarah

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    Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:06 PM

    Well, I figured it was time to do this...this is very painful!

    Bride & Groom wedding attire, including alterations and accessories: $1625
    Our travel 9 nights and air for two: $3500
    Car rental: $350
    Travel for 5 family members - we're covering 5 plane tickets and 7 total nights at Dreams: $5250
    Photography (including engagement session, boudoir session, ceremony, and trash the dress session): $2975
    Videography: $200, raw footage
    Guitar Rental:$150
    Dreams costs (welcome dinner, ceremony, reception) including flowers, cake, etc: $2850
    Mariachi Trio: $600
    Invitations, STD's, Stationery, Paper products: $950
    Misc Decor Items: $400+
    BM/GM Attire: $260
    OOT Bags: $525
    Hair/Makeup: $280
    Flowergirl dress, shoes, basket: $55

    This doesn't include wedding rings ($5k), miscellaneous clothing and lingerie for the wedding week (not even going to add that up), and all the clothes and stuff I've bought for my family so they don't look like the beverly hillbillies!

    Yikes! $19970 for a wedding with 14 guests. I should have never added this up...and the scary part is that I know there's way more stuff ('ve forgotten and I added conservatively on some things... We're waaaayyyyyyy over $20k.

    #72 A10CalGal

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      Posted 26 April 2007 - 06:57 PM

      Well, knowing is half the battle Sarah! I know, it's painful, huh? You did so many special things though - your guests are gonig to be so impressed!

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      Posted 26 April 2007 - 09:50 PM

      sarah,

      i know it sounds like alot but it is more than a wedding. it is probably your last family vacation with your parents and brother and his family...i mean how often do families get together like that.

      it will be a really special time for you guys.

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      Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:43 PM

      Heidi, does your STD cost include postage? It might, since you are only planning on 40 guests, but I just want to make sure you remember that when doing your calculations. Those stamps add up fast!

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      #75 Heidi

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        Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:47 PM

        Quote:
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        Heidi, does your STD cost include postage? It might, since you are only planning on 40 guests, but I just want to make sure you remember that when doing your calculations. Those stamps add up fast!
        yeah, that's actually just postage (@ the new rate!) - I designed them myself; already have envelopes; and I'm getting the paper from work. :)
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        #76 TATrisha

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        Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:15 PM

        Nice! .

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        #77 CourtneyV

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          Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:39 PM

          I'm keeping a close eye on our budget, but we're not actually paying for the wedding, my parent's are. Although, as time goes on we seem to be forking over the money lol. Obviously it's nice if they pay, but I'm expecting to end up paying a lot. Plus, Aaron and I are going to Disney World for two weeks after the wedding so we're saving mass amounts of money for that. My parents are also paying for my grandparents to go, and probably my uncle and his wife, so I don't expect them to jump at the idea of paying for OOT bags!!

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          #78 Sarah

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            Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:44 PM

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            sarah,

            i know it sounds like alot but it is more than a wedding. it is probably your last family vacation with your parents and brother and his family...i mean how often do families get together like that.

            it will be a really special time for you guys.
            Actually, as painful as it was to put down on paper the grand total, it really made us feel better to see what we spent our money on and how much we still owe. We really did pretty good, considering we paid for most of it!

            I know it's soo much more than a wedding. And you're right- it's probably the last time my whole family will be together for a while. I can't wait- I got an extra chair so you can sit right down and enjoy the ceremony if you want too!

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            #79 Sarah

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              Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

              Quote:
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              sarah,

              i know it sounds like alot but it is more than a wedding. it is probably your last family vacation with your parents and brother and his family...i mean how often do families get together like that.

              it will be a really special time for you guys.
              Actually, as painful as it was to put down on paper the grand total, it really made us feel better to see what we spent our money on and how much we still owe. We really did pretty good, considering we paid for most of it!

              I know it's soo much more than a wedding. And you're right- it's probably the last time my whole family will be together for a while. I can't wait- I got an extra chair so you can sit right down and enjoy the ceremony if you want to!

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                Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:54 PM

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                Ok, I had a little something down at home on a spreadsheet but I've really been avoiding it:)

                Here goes nothing:
                Travel for us - $3000 (hopefully) :)
                My dress - ~$800
                His attire - ~$300
                At home Ceremony - ~$1500
                Fees at Dreams for wedding- $800 (hopeuflly)
                Invitations - $500 (really don't want it to be more!!!!)
                His dad's travel - $1500 (really hoping not to pay for him!)
                Photo -$2000
                Video - $800
                Total ----------$11,200

                Does not include favors, rings, OOT bags.

                this sucks!
                Actually, as painful as it was to put down on paper the grand total, it really made us feel better to see what we spent our money on and how much we still owe. We really did pretty good, considering we paid for most of it!

                I know it's soo much more than a wedding. And you're right- it's probably the last time my whole family will be together for a while. I can't wait- I got an extra chair so you can sit right down and enjoy the ceremony if you want to!
                Sarah, its so cool that you're going to get to meet Tammy! Be sure to have juan get some pics of you two!




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