Jun 08, 2012


New Budget


Dress   $790   Marcella's Bridal in Spokane, Wash.

Shoes   $100   eBay UK

Groom's Shoes   $30   Nice flip-flops

Veil   $35   DIY flop ($5); bought pre-made from PW bride ($30)

Undergarments   $100



Venue   $375   Riverfront Park Northbank Shelter (Spokane Parks & Rec)

Dance Floor   $325

Chairs   $190   75 chairs (standing reception)

Catering   $1000   Madeleine's Cafe & Patisserie (Cake included)

Plates   $80   200 6" dessert plates

Table Cloths   $100   DIY (cost for supplies)

Napkins   $15   Recylced Napkins (Amazon)

Extra Platters   $25   Bought on WeddingBee

Cake Serving Set   $50   Registered on Target; will buy if not bought for us

Water Glasses   $60   50 old-fashioned

Sparkling Cider   $65   Costco

Toasting Flutes   $70   175 flutes rental

Security   $120   Riverfront Park

(my dad insists on having a security guard at the reception site during the ceremony)

Fabric for draping   $150   Chiffon on sale at Joanns, 120 yards, I think

Kid's stuff   $100   Activity books, hop scotch, etc.

Tags & Signs   $25   Printing tags & signs

Card Holder   $60   Bought one too small for $30, bought a good one for $30

Decor misc.   $200   Tissue paper for poms, ribbon, twine, etc.



Chairs   $375   150 chairs

Location   $175   Riverfront Park Canada Island


Stationery & Paper Goods

Map printing   $30

Invites, RSVP, STD   $100

Postage   $125

Envelopes   $25

Attendant Cards   $15   Printing @ Staples, postage



Hotel Rooms   $400   Red Lion Hotel

Attendant Gifts   $75   women-hangers & jewelry; men-Ninja swords

Photography   $800   Erika Ellis Photography

Coordinator   $200   Cameo Events

License   $58   Spokane County

Flowers   $500   Posey & Bloom (independent florist)


That's $6,943 total. :) Still pretty good, if you ask me.

(2) Comments

We have two DJ friends, so they're going to do the music as a gift. :) Before that came through, though, we were going to do an iPod wedding.


Are you having a DJ?