11K Budget Breakdown...

For those who asked, here is a breakdown of my budget...


 



  • Officiant                         $450

  • Ceremony & Reception      $5767

  • Photography                   $1400

  • Videography                   $900

  • Dress & earrings              $975

  • Flowers & decor              $800

  • Favors                          $150

  • DJ                                $500

  • Invitations                     $100

  • Cake Topper                   $35

  • Aisle Runner                    $239

  • Ring bearer pillow             $33

  • Card box                        $70

  • Guest book                     $35

  • Tux rental                       $200

  • Hair & Makeup                 $400

  • Unity candle                    $37


TOTAL                                $11,641


This does not include my make-up trials (I had two) which totaled $250, my shoes which were $100, some votives, rose petals and other miscellaneous stuff I bought which probably totaled another $400 or so.  I paid all of that from my own money not my wedding money pot. So there is about $750 I spent in costs that I paid througout the planning process that I paid on my own.  So if you add this stuff up, my wedding was more like $12K.


The venue where I had both my ceremony and reception was, I think, the biggest money saver.  I was charged $63 per person ($60/person plus $3/person for chair covers), and it included the ceremony, the cake, and red uplights all night.


I did not do toasting flutes, table numbers, escort cards or a fancy cake carver set. I just used the generic ones provided by the venue.  I didn't do engagement pics.  I didn't do a rehearsal dinner. I DIY'd my invitations and my centerpieces.


If anyone has questions or wants to know what vendors I used, please let me know!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 5:38 am
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SpringBrideToBe
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Thats awesome. When I compare your budget to mine I am lower on most things but yet my total is 19K because of all the little things like seating charts, escort cards, ect. Great job!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 5:54 am
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how many guest did you have?

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 5:59 am
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I had 90 guests (including me and FI).

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 6:04 am
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Thats excellent!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 6:18 am
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WOW this is amazing for a wedding in NY/NJ.  Congrats again!!!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 6:21 am
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Thanks!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 8:38 am
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That's very helpful! Thanks!

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm
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Wonderful! And your photographer did a great job.

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 3:53 am
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Thanks!!

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 3:55 am
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Everything looks beautiful...way to budget!

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 3:55 am
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Wow! simply gorgeous!


Where did you buy your hair flower?

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 2:59 am
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Thanks for the post....very helpful


Congrats

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 3:06 am
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I love it! Very helpful your wedding was really beautiful thanks for sharing. Very inspirational.
Posted on May 25, 2010 at 3:17 am
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BEAUTIFUL wedding! Who was your photographer and videographer?

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 7:14 am

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