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!
I was really trying to stay at $30k but I am keeping a really close eye on the budget and right now, including EVERYTHING for the wedding, it's sitting closer to $48k.
It's totally mind-boggling how much weddings cost, even when I am trying to be cost effective and shop around to get the best deals! I am having a hard time reconciling spending all that on one weekend but I'm trying to keep in mind that we'll only spend this once and it'll be worth it to have all our friends and family.
Our current guest list is about 175, we're anticipating about 140 attendees and are in Columbus OH.
My budget was $5k-$7k and I'm staying within that. If it doesn't fit in the budget, it doesn't fit in/at my wedding. I refuse to more than what's in my bank account for one day. I'm paying for the wedding basically by myself and using up my savings account for it. I know it's a very special day, but sorry, I'm not spending a years salary on an event. We have bigger plans for our future than a one day, about 8 hour event.
We are still 13 days away from our wedding/honeymoon but our total cost when all said and done (estimate here) we are thinking will be $4,350 for Elopement (destination) & $4,330 for Honeymoon, so under $9k.
I think with what you've stated you are getting a great deal! Once we'd realized we weren't going to be able to have a wedding less than $10k, we'd decided to Elope and spend the $10k combined on a Destination Elopement and Honeymoon.
My man has been 100% supportive the whole way. He did get frustrated with the wedding planning but it was more because it was stressing me out than him being mad about anything. Once we decided to Elope and do the Honeymoon right away...it's been great!
We are in Boston, and will have ~125-130 guests, our budget is 50k, and it’s looking like it will end up costing ~45k not including the honeymoon. Everything is so expensive, it’s unbelievable. We are going with quite a few of the lower price ranges for things and it’s still so much.
Oh I know this feeling. When we discussed booking our venue I thought he would call the whole thing off...but then I showed the proposals of all the other places and he quickly cooled off. HAHA he said next time lead with the high bids first so I feel like we're getting a deal. This strategy has worked well for us moving forward.
I dont know who you're apologizing to. you are having the wedding you want, just as others on here who are spending more are. Even if you have a budget of 500 dollars it will still be a perfect day because you are marrying your best friend, just like it will be the perfect day for brides who spend 50,000.
I don't like to consider myself a cheap bride ( I like the term seriously budgeting) our budget that I told him I am sure I can do an amazing wedding with 2k, I think by the time we are done we will be a little over 2k but not quite at 3k.... So fingers crossed and that is for a wedding of 120 pp, plus wedding party of 14.... Wish me luck ladies. Its getting a little tougher now
Maybe not the "wedding I want" but the "wedding I can afford". Everyone has different priorities and different means of paying for their weddings though. That's what makes these forums so great - there's such a diversity!
Agreed! We are getting married in the SF Bay Area at a Golf Course and we are looking at around $26K for 110ish people, not including honeymoon or rings. The tax of nearly 9% and the gratuity of 22% (!) are what killed our original budget.
We had planned on $18k. My parents gifted us $12k of it, FILs about $2k (including Rehearsal dinner) and we would front the other $4k. As of right now, we're at $11k! It could be a little more pending the last 20 guests RSVP answers. I dont see it breaking $12k though.