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How much are you spending on your wedding day (per guest)?

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Hi everyone,


For this question, please add up all your wedding costs and divide by the number of guests.  That's more accurate than comparing the costs for 50-person weddings to 10-person weddings.


Include location fees, wedding coordinator, food, alcohol, florist and other decorations, DJ, photographer, tips for all your vendors, and any other expenses related to the wedding day itself EXCEPT attire. 


It seems there was a lot of confusion over at the "How much do you think your destination wedding will cost?" thread about what costs to include or not include, and someone suggested breaking down costs by categories, which I think is a great idea.  Site administrators, I hope I'm not stepping on any toes!  Don't mean to, just seemed like people were confused. 

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Catholic Priest $920 Reception $1950 Carriage Ride $75 Guitar Trio $270 Extra Guests $672 Photographer $2,500 flowers $148 Cake decorations$40 Hair & Makeup $135 $6710 35 guests $192 per person

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Here's my breakdown Ceremony is free Legal costs are free Hair stylist in my group so don't need to pay for that either! I'll do my own makeup Reception dinner $55*42 = $2310 Flowers $300 Decor = $400 Video $150 Photographers $3400 Total =$6560/42 =$156 Of course this may change, also guest count may change too

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This is what we spent:

Legal Costs- $200 for minister
Hair/Makeup- $120
Dinner- $40 (for two extra people, 16 were included free in the package)
Flowers $43
Sand Ceremony/Chair Ties- $53
Photographer $1400

Total=$1856  /18 people = $103

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