My Planning Journey

Fearce recommended I post this and maybe it will help others out there with a budget. Sorry I was unable to post it all in one message.


My planning journey started in February 2013 just two months after meeting my FI. I researched so many different wedding websites but nothing compared to what I found here at PW. In the past I frequented a site where I found so many people to be rude and not helpful at all. It seemed when there was a post they didn't agree with they would attack the person who posted it. This was not a community of brides I wanted to be a part of. Then one day I stumbled across PW.


Here I have found encouragement, caring and respectful women, inspiration beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I have never seen a rude or hateful post from anyone. Everyone has always been so willing to be as helpful as they can and they are genuinely excited to see someone else's dream come together and rejoice with them in their happiness.


My FI and I changed our date from April 2014-April 2015 for several reasons my daughter decided to get married in Sept 2013, in May of 2014 i have two nephews, a niece and my twin daughters will be graduating from high school and last but not least it would give us a chance to save alot more money and have my fairy tale wedding that I've always dreamed of.


 

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:34 am
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Bridal Attire: Dress, shoes, jewerly, slip, undergarments 1500


Grooms Tux 150


Nails, Hair and Makeup for Wedding Party 500


Wedding Venue 2500


Cakes 500


Flowers 500


Fireworks 750


Horse Drawn Carriage 500


Decorations/Lighting 500


Wedding Coordinator 1800


Photographer/Videographer 3500


DJ 600


Wedding Party gifts 400


Candy Buffet 400


Officiant 150


Ceremony/Reception Items (cake server, ring bearer item, etc...) 250


Invitations 300


Reception/Alcohol 4500


Honeymoon 6500


TOTAL..........................$19,650 cutting it close but still a little cushion for things I may have forgotten since our max budget is $20K


I know this number will change here and there as I begin doing more research.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:38 am
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Initially we decided on a budget of $15K. As I began researching and started adding things that we wanted to include we quickly raised our budget to $20K. My initial budget is above. We didn't include our rings in the budget because we didn't want that to be a deciding factor in our choice. We both think when we find the right set we wll know. We aren't even going to look at price tags when we ring shop.

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:39 am
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Awesome breakdown! I'm sure your wedding will be the stuff of dreams!!!
Posted on May 7, 2013 at 11:42 am
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That would be a great addition to your bio! I think budget sections will help other brides with similar budgets :) Thanks for sharing!

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm
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I agree with Elise - definitely add this to your bio as well!!  WOW about having so many graduations this summer!  We are glad that you have found PW and become a part of our community!!!

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

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