If your comfortable with sharing... how much did your wedding cost? What was the price breakdown? Eg dresses, venue, catering, flowers etc etc. Wondering whats an average amount to spend ☺
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20-05-2016 22:34 #1
How much did your wedding cost...
20-05-2016 22:56 #2
Accessories $ 500
Bridesmaid $ 100
Hair / MU $ 350
Men's clothes $ 1200
Reception@46 $ 5500
Gifts for BM etc $750
Celebrant $ 600
Cake $ 250
Those are from memory.
We intended to spend $10,000. Then it crept to $15,000 and ended up somewhere near $20,000.
Things I wish I didn't spend so much on:
Dress - it's only one day and mine wasn't great. I've seen far more beautiful dresses made or hired.
Even if I didn't love my cake or flowers, that's still what they would have cost had I gone with someone else.
To lots of people the stationery price would be ridiculous but I loved our stationery suite and wouldn't change it.
20-05-2016 23:40 #3
Wedding dress $100 (forever new sale) on sold for $50
Accessories $ 100
Furniture hire and table decoration $700
Men's clothes $ 150
Reception@24 $1800 - caterer came to our place
Celebrant $ 400
Photographer $50 (did a scoop on offer a week after the wedding)
Cake $ 200
so 4K all up. I was four months pregnant so kind of wanted it simple.
we did splurge on a bit of a Reno (removed two walls, extended open plan kitchen and installed patio door $10k all up) to get the venue (our house) ready and I'm still happy every time I go into there. It's a really nice entertainment area now.
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21-05-2016 01:00 #4
How much did your wedding cost...
we got married overseas so had to factor in travel costs, a wedding planner, foreign exchange costs etc. I sort of gave up/didn't bother tracking costs but I reckon all up it was somewhere in the vicinity of $60k in round figures. may well have been more but as I said, we didn't track every dollar. I wish we had have now! ETA: just saw breakdown of costs request. I'll list the costs I can remember lol
my dress : $1800 plus about $60 in alterations
dh's suit : about $2k plus $300 on shoes
wedding planner : $3.5k
catering : $4k (?? - bit of a guess there)
drinks : $2k (again a bit of a guess)
flowers : $1k (estimate)
decorations/equipment rental etc : maybe $6k?
cake : $500
accoustic guitar player : $50
photographer : $3.5k
local permits & cost of wedding license etc : $300
celebrant : $500
it adds up pretty quick I guess so definitely get a budget set beforehand! and whatever you do, don't get into debt over a wedding! or let anyone else wanting to help share the costs do so! it's one day in your lives! not worth getting into debt over! we saved and the costs were staggered over the year we planned it so we paid it all upfront ourselves and came home debt free which was the best feeling ever.
can't really remember what else we had but the rest would've been the travel costs!
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21-05-2016 02:51 #5
We had a pop up wedding - so the venue & decorations /celebrant/bouquet/photography and champagne was $1,000.
My dress: $400
DH outfit: $0 (his own suit)
Makeup & hair: $150
After the ceremony we went out for lunch/drinks: $500 (15 people).
Good luck with it all!
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21-05-2016 03:54 #6Senior Member
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We got married on the beach with 4 people in attendance then went out for dinner. The next day we had a party at our place for 30 people.
My shoes $50
DH shoes $100
Party approx $300
So about $2700 all up. It was perfect. We then spent $30k on our honeymoon
21-05-2016 03:56 #7
My budget is $10k. I would have to look at my spreadsheet for exact figures, but top of my head rounded off figures are:
Dress $0 (mum is making)
Kids clothes $50 (boys shirts, mum is making the rest)
Dh suit $1000
Flowers $207 (had a voucher for $350 with the package we chose)
Reception @ 50 $4400
Accessories $? Haven't bought yet
Custom made guest book $7 (made in vista print with photos of us and the kids and used a code to make it free besides shipping)
Other bits and pieces $200 ish I'm hoping!
I'm trying really hard to only purchase within my budget eg my table decorations were going to cost nearly $100 per table with the florist doing them; instead my nana will use flowers from her garden and other ladies from her church will help out if she needs more.
Everything is at the one venue so we don't need fancy cars or anything. It just takes a lot of thought and planning
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21-05-2016 05:03 #8Senior Member
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Ours was cheap. Biggest expense was the photographer. I wanted great photos...in hindsight it was a bit silly because all that happens is they sit in a cupboard in albums. None are on display.
If I had my time again I would've told everyone it was an engagement party and got married. We had a short engagement, but the price blew out a bit because of our parent's perceptions on what our wedding should be (only children who are getting married on both sides of the family). I think it cost $7k in the end. I look back now and think we should have spent about $3k and spent the rest on a holiday.
ETA: We didn't have flowers or a bridal party. My dress cost $700, the photographer $3k. My jewellery $25. My shoes were $30. DH's clothes and shoes were no more than $200. A friend did our invitations. I don't know the cost of anything else.
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21-05-2016 05:32 #9
Subbing - we need to start planning our wedding...
21-05-2016 05:49 #10
Ours was more than 20 odd years ago.
My dress 50 a ex hire dress
His suit and the groomsmen suit hire 400
Bridesmaid dresses underwear shoes jewellery $400 one of the bridesmaids made the dress so we just supplied her with all the materials.
Wedding invites 1k
Horse and carriage 300
Celebrant 0 was 2 friends
Wedding reception 2.5 k (100 for finger foods afternoon and 50 for dinner)
Flowers 200 that included the raw flowers than I made into centrepiece too.
All up I think it was 7500.
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