$$$ THE budget $$$ How much???

What do you expect to spend for your ENTIRE wedding AND your honeymoon???


I mean EVERYTHING INCLUDED (dresses, shoes, grooms attire, DIY stuff, venues, etc etc etc).........


Have you saved up a long time or are you still saving money for the Big Day???


 


WEDDING:


HONEYMOON:


STILL SAVING:


 


I’ll start:


Wedding: I expect to spend $4000,- (mine will be very cozy, small wedding!!)


Honeymoon: $4000 (2 weeks Zanzibar – Tanzania Africa)


STILL SAVING: YES, DEFINITELY……


 

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 10:11 pm
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My wedding is cost me $20,000 to $23,000 for around 80 people. If I could get around all the costs I would, this is my FI first full wedding he eloped the first time and I had a huge wedding. So needless to say he wants one with all the bells and whistles. The honey is going to cost $5,000.00 but we are getting off cheap because his business has had him travel so much, he has earned enough points for us to fly to Hawaii as well as rent a Resort Marriott Bungalow on the beach. If we didn't have that I would say probably in the neighborhood of $35,000 to $40,000.


I am having to save like crazy to afford my wedding. I count every penny right now, I haven't been to the mall in months...trust me.

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm
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wedding venue cattering 10000 to 15000


photos 2000


cake 800


flowers 2000


honeymoon 5000


saving like crazy... mom is paying for half


or we will just have a DW cheaper and easier to save for still deciding


 

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 7:44 am
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YAAYYYY….happy saving Ladies…yes, Taryn def do not hit the malls J

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 8:52 am
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I'm not spending any more then 2K I would love to have it just at 1000 if not under. i'm only haveing 50 there (at max) and I will be makeing my own cake and doing as much as I can myself.

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm
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Our wedding will be around 10,000 for about 150 people. Our familiy is going to help a little but the majority of it we will pay for.
We may not go on a honeymoon to somewhere far which our orginal plan was Aruba..because we will be moving into a new place, but we might do something local.
We are still trying to save...
Posted on July 28, 2010 at 4:29 am
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so far total of 20,000.00  and we can ot go ove this ; (


dress $1500 (my mom bought the dress)


Venue /wedding $12,000 75 guests includes cocaktail room /nice look like a night club lounge. repction room. outdooe waterfall cermaony. catering, alcholal,


my mom is paying half of everything to help us out and that is her gift to us.


photographer /flowers 3000 total budget, 1500 each or 1000 flowers 2000 photographer. cake 600/800,


honey moon will have to wait unless we go to mexico


we can use our timeshare ; )


we are saving and have a year to save 6000.


 


 


 

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 5:27 am
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Oooops….we raised our budget (again) J


So far we are at: 5300 Euro…about $6200 for 50 peeps L


 

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 10:21 am
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25k for the wedding for 150 ppl


5k for the honeymoon


 


i'm hoping that my FMIL will be taking of the honeymoon since me and my parents are taking care of the wedding...if they weren't, i would have a cow!!!

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 6:19 am
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about 20K for everything honey moon also

Posted on August 2, 2010 at 3:07 pm
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our budget for the wedding: $3500 for 150 people...hoping to stay well under. We're already off to a good start on savings :)


honeymoon: probably ~$3,000, crossing our fingers that his family pays for it!

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm
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I'm pretty sure it will stay under $15000 for around 260 guests.
Posted on August 3, 2010 at 7:55 pm
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Wedding: I expect to spend $20,000 that everything from reception for 100 ppl to decor, dj, videographer,photographer, limo 


Honeymoon: $6000-7000 (1 week at Ladera Resort in St. Lucia)


STILL SAVING: yep :)

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 7:07 am
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Wedding with everything trying to stay under $25,000. We'll have around 150 people (largely due to the fact that I'm half Mexican and my family is extremely large) We're cutting costs though by doing alot of the things ourselves. I'll admit that I'm very crafty and usually things come out how I picture them. I usually just need a picture of something.


Honeymoon is under $6,000 if we can help it. We're undecided between a cruise or a trip to Malaysia. (That's a practically paid for trip because his Aunt and Uncle live there and offered to pay for airfare and stay at their house)


YES WE'RE STILL SAVING! We're paying for everything ourselves and luckily the wedding industry believes in PAYMENT PLANS! :)

Posted on August 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm
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Wedding: under $5000 for 100 people


all rings: $1300 (thats engagement ring and both wedding bands)


honeymoon: hoping about $3000


decided to take out the rings out of the "wedding budget" being i notice most people didnt include them or only part of it or something like that.. books and internet said to put it in so I just making an extra budget call the ring budget.. plus the rings arent just for the wedding it for the rest of your life so it make sense to have another budget for it... anyways we're having a movie theme wedding being that we're extreme movie nerds and we're having it all at one hall ceremony and reception... its not going to be your average wedding lol

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 3:46 am
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At the moment I have my fingers in my ears going la la la la la what budget?


I was all on for a simple and low budget do. Ha Ha Ha...my mother has now got involved, but fortunately shes started waving her cheque book around. Otherwise theres no way I'd have been able to up the budget.I think we can get it  done for £10-15k...fortunately Mummy will contribute about 5k my Aunt about £3.5k and we will save the rest.


ps. I'm pleased she has got excited about planning the wedding, I didnt think she would!

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm
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That's a good question.. I was 15K for all inclusive location, but I'm determined to find a way to do this thing cheaper.  So, I now say $10


Honeymoon, $6K - we're going to Egypt and of course we're still saving.


Back to the wedding, our guest count is currently 150, but I'm seriously thinking of chopping it down to 50-75 to really save.... (sigh)...


The catering is the big thing.

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 1:08 pm
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Wedding: $20,000 for 300 people...but if we're including my rings, it's $26,000.


Honeymoon $4,000 ...we were originally going to Antigua but flights would have put us over that budget, so now we're spending a week in Jamaica!


Still saving: Kinda...our parents are each giving us $5,000 (maybe a bit more) and right now we have the rest...so we're not saving but we're trying to maintain so we're cutting back on spending...no more big purchases until after everything is paid in full.


To be honest, I would  have rather had a destination wedding and saved about half of what we're spending! But our parents and families would have been crushed and if my fiance is willing to spend the money for a big wedding at home then how can I say no??


But money aside, I'm having the best time planning!

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 4:11 am
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well...our has changed a fair bit along the way hahaha


Wedding: around $15,000 (although we wanted to spend around $10,000)


Honeymoon: $5,000 (we are going on a contiki tour around america!!)


Stilling saving: yes and no, we pay things off every week....we live off 1 pay at the moment (which is gonna help us in the future paying off a house and such) so 1 pay goes to living and the other goes straight onto the wedding EG: $200 to reception a week, $100 to photographer, $100 to dress ect ect ect


it works really well cause we have a graph made up at home on the wall and every week when we pay for something we colour it in...until the colum is full! and we also have weekly payments on the wall at home aswell, so we know what money we are paying on everything, and when we will have everything paid for!

Posted on August 28, 2010 at 11:15 pm
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Im only going to spend $5,000 for my wedding too. Im having a small wedding with only close friends and family and using the rest of what I get from the parents for a down payment on a house :)

Posted on August 31, 2010 at 8:27 pm
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Ours is going to be under $10,000 for the wedding and honeymoon.  The wedding itself will probably be about $6000-ish, and then another $1000-2000 for the honeymoon . . . basically whatever it costs to road trip from WA to AR, stopping at Yellowstone and Mt. Rushmore and whatever other cool places there are to stop at.

Posted on September 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm
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