Budget Savvy Brides: $10K and Under

Break It Down: let's see your budget!

If you are comfortable doing so, please post your wedding budget by category.

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 8:48 am
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navybaby1113
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This is my budget.  There is some money being added to that though because my mom is sending us money every chance she gets.


http://brideonbudget.blogspot.com/2009/05/6000-budget.html

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 9:35 am
LynneeaAlicia
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We are trying to spend under 10K here is kind of how its broken down


 


$500 for flowers


$500 for cake


$200 My Dress (amazing deal)


$800 photographer (another amazing deal)


$2000 in food


$1000 decorations


Our location is actually free. We are super lucky with having amazing family friends who own the perfect venue! Those are only a few of the prices I can think of off the top of my head.

Posted on September 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm
2dBride
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Ok, now that we have nearly final numbers, I'm revising this one. All totals are net of any resale proceeds.  We made the decision not to rent anything, but instead to buy what we needed and resell after the wedding, so the net costs are what is most comparable to what others would pay for rentals.  The reason that these numbers are not totally final is that we still have a few things left to sell.


Where I have left out costs, it was because we did without, or got things free.  For example, our videographer was a friend who did it as her wedding present to us.  The reception musician was also a friend who did it for free.  For our DIY "photobooth," we used a friend rather than a professional photographer.  We skipped engagement rings and a honeymoon.


$288.68 Stationery (Ceremony invitations and enclosures, reception invitations, and postage.)


$155.61 Ring (This was the cost for one of the rings. NotFroofy inherited the other one from her grandmother.)


$220.00 Hair and make-up. (Both of us had our hair and make-up done once for the ceremony, and once for the reception three days later.)


$274.98 Flowers (Bouquets, bout, and freeze-dried rose petals for the reception tables.)


$1,528.63 Attire (Two dresses, two veils, two pairs of opera gloves, two pairs of shoes, two bras, a crinoline, and Spanx.)


$566.37 Photography (Photographer for the ceremony and DIY "photo booth" at the reception)


$1,001.00 Accommodations (Hotel for us for one night to give us time to get the marriage license; rental of a big house in which all the attendees could stay for two more nights.)


$4,060.14 Ceremony (Rabbi's fee, synagogue fee, marriage license, court fees for waiver of three-day waiting period, chuppah (wedding canopy), ketubah (formal Jewish wedding contract), glass for breaking, synagogue decorations)


$2,918.74 Reception (Venue rental, food (including wedding cake and chocolate fountain), open bar, linens, plates, glasses, flatware, centerpieces, uplighting, and paper lanterns)




$10,794.74 Total

Posted on September 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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$200      Flowers


$0         venue (my church for ceremony and reception)


$50        marriage liscence


$300      Bride dress, shoes, accessories


$100      linens for tables and decor


$200      photography


$200      gifts and thank you cards


 


$80        Bridesmaids


$50        Groomsmen


 


$40         flower girl attire and accessories


 


$120        Invitations for about 100 and personalized stamp for napkins


$300        food


$0            food service (crystal fostoria and gold platters, coffee sets,


               serving spoons.... all borrowed)


$240         cake and grooms cakes


$30          DECOR:  6 parasols and 9 lanterns all for hanging from ceiling


               above reception tables


$400        Bride and Groom wedding rings


 


 


 

Posted on September 13, 2009 at 8:21 am
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This is what we've calculated so far:


Ceremony Location: $300


Reception Location: $475


Dress: $500


Centerpieces: $250


Ceremony Decor: $200


Caterer/Food: $0 (family caterer)


Photog: $995


Entire party Makeup: $250


Transportation: $700 (2 limos $350 a piece for 3hrs)


Officiant: $0 (family minister)


BM bouquets: $40


invitations: $80


Wedding bands: $200


which puts us at $3990 thus far. we'll still need to include a few things like gifts for the bridal party. But I think we're safe to say we'll fall within good range of our $5000-6000 budget.

Posted on September 17, 2009 at 2:54 am
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I have a detailed list in bio:


http://www.projectwedding.com/biography/list/BAMusic123/budget


Grand total: ~$3,800

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 6:54 pm
smooreswifey
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BIG TICKET ITEMS: $1510.00


Venue- $550 (dad paid)
Photographer- FREE
Food- $150
Officiant- $100
Invitations (DH designed, kinkos printed +stamps ) -$150
Cake- $350
DJ- FREE
Flowers- $150
Marriage License- $60


BRIDE: $832.00


Dress- $550 (mom paid for)
Alterations- $120
Shoes- $35
Veil- FREE from D1RTYMART1N1
Jewelry- $20
Hair + Makeup- $25
Crinoline (+dye) - $42
Mani + Pedi- $40

GROOM: $49.00


Tux- $4 just paid tax since GM rented theirs
Converse-$45


DETAILS: $584.00

Guitar Guestbook- FREE from groomsman
Candy Buffet (jars, candy)- $50
Linens- $85
Table Runners- $25
Damask Runners- $30
Candles- $80
Flower Girl Dress + Accessories- $20
Grooms Cake- $45
Cake Topper- $30
Toasting Flutes- $3
Cake Serving Set- $10
Rose Petals- $30
Napkins- $30 (mom paid)
Bubbles- $10 (mom paid)
Favors- $15
Garter- $25
Programs- $20
Pomanders- $30
Damask Card Box- $7
Damask Memo Board- $7
2 Damask Baskets- $5
Bathroom basket (with contents)- $20
Kids Table (coloring pages, crayons & tins)- $7


TOTAL- $2975.00

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 10:09 am
TheFutureMrs.Shoe
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My grand total is $5,000

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 6:58 am
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Venue for 2 days $160 with $200 refundable deposit


Bartendar providing everything for 75 people $600


Food for 80 $960


Florist 1500-1900


Tent 40x40 $700


lighting for tent $40


Dj $300 throwing in color lighting free


photographer Free


Videographer $375


Rentals $450(tables chairs)


cake $250-300


dress $1500


Rings$ 2224


Thats it so far..


 

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 8:23 am
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We are actually aiming for a 15k and under budget... but if it's under 10k then that would be awesome!  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone is cutting back on and splurging on, and also to receive and share ideas to cut costs!

Posted on November 9, 2009 at 1:46 am
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our budget is $7500


venue- $5,0000 this includes ceremony and reception site, linens, drinks including alcohol, food, glassware, china, silverware.


flowers- mom's friend is a florist and is giving us flowers in exchange for help around her shop which my mom is doing.


dress- free this was a gift from a bridal salon owner who was giving away 100 free dresses to the brides of servicemen who are or have been deployed


photography-$850 this includes 8 hours, assistant photog, all images edited in black and white and color on a disk, rights to print anywhere we want, e-pic session.


rings- mine came in a set so we don't count that in the budget and haven't gotten his yet but I'm looking around the $300 mark


that leaves $1350 for details such as shoes and favors.


We'll most likely end up under budget but I wanted to make sure we had all bases covered.

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 1:22 am
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I have to sit down and write it all :)

Posted on November 18, 2009 at 10:04 am
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Mine is long but detailed in my bio

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 1:10 am
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This is also in my bio, but here it is:


Our initial estimated breakdown:


Photography: $1500


Dress/Bridal Attire: $1000


Invites/Thank You's/Stationary: $500


Catering/Food: $1200


Cake: $400


Flowers: $600


Ceremony site/Musicians: $800


Reception: $1000


 Total Budget: $7000


I got a bargain on my dress & veil--only $800. We picked up some DIY invite kits for $160. We've got a potential photographer who would be less than $1000. So we're just trying to save as much as we can where we can!

Posted on January 14, 2010 at 3:42 am
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How in the world did u guys stick to ur buget?I definately need some help... 

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 9:18 am
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Here is my breakdown so far.


Ceremony and Reception Venue: Including food, drinks, tables, linens, chairs, valet parking, plates, silverware and wine glasses. $4000.00 for 60 guest.


Wedding Party and Parent Gifts $171.64


Guest Favors $264.74


Cake Topper $19.00


Gold Flutes and Server Set $117.68


Garter $20.00


Parasols $34.95


Coordinator for Full Planning $1000


Cake $552.97


10 Hour Photography $844.46


Flowers and Decor $800


Gown $742


Grooms Attire $80


New Wedding Rings $600


DJ $500


 


So far we spent 9667.44 of our 10k budget. ALSO minus a $2000 gift from my mom that we didn't count towards our initial budget that leaves at 7667.44

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:45 am

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