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Racheal
Dedicated June 2019

How much will your wedding cost?

Racheal, on March 30, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Posted in Planning 72

How much will do spend on your wedding when all is said & done? My fiancé is a go with the flow kind of guy & has been cool with everything I’ve wanted to choose for the wedding but lately he’s been commenting about how things are adding up. Me on the other hand, I am amazed at the great...
How much will do spend on your wedding when all is said & done?

My fiancé is a go with the flow kind of guy & has been cool with everything I’ve wanted to choose for the wedding but lately he’s been commenting about how things are adding up.
Me on the other hand, I am amazed at the great pricing I’m able to secure for us and that were able to have such top notch vendors, venue, 125 guests with sit down dinner, hor d’oeuvres, cocktail hour, my dream dress & his tux all for under $15k! I think he just has no clue the cost of things cuz he’s not the one wheeling & dealing & researching.

Any other brides having this experience with their man? If you want to share your average total cost & experiences & pics please do!

72 Comments

  • Overthemoon
    Beginner September 2017
    Overthemoon ·
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    We spent 20k on 75 guests in the San Francisco Bay Area
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  • Sara
    Expert June 2019
    Sara ·
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    Same!!! I definitely have moments of excitement and feeling really positive, but for the most part it's anxiety. I want the day to come and go flawlessly so I can think about other things again!
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  • Gonnabeaburch
    Super July 2019
    Gonnabeaburch ·
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    We set a budget for 6-8k. We are roughly 3 months out and all signs point toward a grand total of 4.5k for the full shabang. We are having an intimate wedding of 40 ish guests.
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  • T
    Dedicated October 2019
    Tracy ·
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    All said and done... less than $1000

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  • M
    Dedicated May 2019
    Maybride2019 ·
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    Our budget is 10k for a small 20-25 guests wedding. We r 56 days out and have stayed under by a couple hundred.
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  • A
    Expert January 2020
    Abby ·
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    We are getting married in Hawaii and for a beach ceremony(including and ceremony, minister, champagne) , beach permit, 3-4 hours of the photography, videographery, cake, and a dinner cruise (food, cocktails, hula dancing and fire twirlers and music) and flowers, and wedding attire everything...) will be less than $4,000.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    I cannot break myself to pay several thousands of dollars for a wedding. Mind you, our combined income is six figures.
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  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
    Maggie ·
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    My FH and I agreed on a 15k budget but then our guest list got hiked up from 85 to 120 😩😮 so now our budget is 17k.y parents are giving us 10k and he is putting in 5 and myself 2. His parents paid for the DJ and rehearsal dinner so we didn’t add those to our budget. So far we are WITHIN a 16k budget and we have florist, venue, cake, caterer, dress, centerpieces, BP gifts, photographer, and officiant. We expect to spend about $400 on stationary, $250 on rings (we agreed on simple bands for now and to get nicer ones for our 5 year anniversary), his tux shouldn’t be more than $400, my ideal HMU place does EVERYTHING for $320- just have to book it. And the hotel has a free shuttle. Anything i’m Missing?
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  • sandy
    Dedicated October 2019
    sandy ·
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    When we started planning last year our budget was 10,000 now that it’s all coming together we are spending about 16,000 for everything wedding related..
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  • Amanda
    Master December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    We are looking at 15k after everything! Honeymoon, half of dress and catering gifted to us so far from my parents! ♡
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  • kala&isha
    Dedicated November 2019
    kala&isha ·
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    We are at close to 20k originally planned to pay 10 until we realized all of the smaller costs and how they add up
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  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori ·
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    I came up with a budget first and he approved, but he has held me completely accountable... Every time I wanna go over he says no... Lol. We are spending a little more than you.
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  • A
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Amber ·
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    Our wedding is $1500....and its going to be amazing....I have alot of creative "Sisters of the Bride" ( I dont like the word Bridesmaids...so I changed it lol)and we made almost everything .........
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  • C
    Super July 2019
    Crystal ·
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    Ours is 8k.
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  • Heather
    Dedicated June 2021
    Heather ·
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    I will end up spending 15 k
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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
    MrsD ·
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    Our wedding will end up costing right around $55,000. We are in Denver, inviting 220 people. My fiance (and me for that matter) were both surprised with costs, we originally hoped to spend 30k.

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  • Christine
    Expert September 2020
    Christine ·
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    We originally hoped to spend around $30k, now we're at $45k and will probably end up closer to $50k (ugh). This will be for 100-120 people for a winery wedding in the SF Bay Area and our Australia honeymoon is included in that total, so it's not as outrageous as it seems. All of the little costs add up so quickly though and the gratuity/sales tax on our venue and catering are killers here!

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  • Nemo
    Master August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-forums/pro-bam-eeeeeekkkk-8-11-2018-pictures-budget-breakdown-advice/444ee8f70c10bba5.html

    Here is the link to my BAM with a full budget breakdown and lots of pictures! We spent about $27,000 on a 118 person wedding. We are in a suburb of Kansas City.

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  • Tara
    Dedicated September 2019
    Tara ·
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    Honestly, everything regarding weddings is expensive. We tried having our wedding on a Friday night to save money but that didn’t work. I wanted to do my flowers but was advised not too. I will not be in the same state where the wedding is until the week before. There was a lot of bickering in the beginning but it’s starts to slow down. With 6 months left, I am slowly purchasing the details. Planning a wedding is stressful so just make sure you are taking care of yourself.
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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    My fiancé said he’d start at $50,000 and likely go up from there. Believe it or not, it’s been hard to stay in that range. We are thinking it may be $75,000+.
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