Happy New Years Ladies! 2013 is here and I will be in Maui Hawaii next year for our 15th Anni...
I'm just curious.
I watch this show called Rich Bride Poor Bride ( me being a poor bride haha) And the typical budget for most people is 20,000 and up.
Just wondering, for those of you who dont mind talking money, What is your wedding budget/what did your wedding cost??
Im curious to know where I stand.... We say no more than $5,000
HOW WE'RE DOING IT:
My mother is a Chef and her and her sisters insisted on doing the meal... they'll have everything prepared and have a group of our ladies from my church for the day of to come in and do it up!
Meal: We are having Lobster and Chicken... My meal for 120 ppl is costing $500-$600 tops.
When we got engaged we agreed to spend the majority of our budget on 1. a photographer 2. My dress 3. Our wedding bands
His suit: Free! He has a hand-made/tailor-made Gucci Suit that he got while on deployment overseas.
Wedding cake: free - Chef Mom is doing it.
Flowers are $200 for 5 bm bouquets and my bouquet
Boutineers are free - my aunt is doing them
Programs: cost only what the paper costs us, another aunt is doing these... she works for a printing company $35
Jewellery: all of my jewellery is free. Gifts from aunts and my mom.
Shoes: I scored my shoes for $15 at Maceys
Invitations: FMIL made them for free --cost us $13 to mail 25 of our invitations, we hand delivered the rest.
Music: Guitarist and Soloist are doing it for free because they're friends of my Father's and my father is taking care of the Violinist.
My Dress$ 1100
Transportation: Horse and Carriage;; FREE ....friends of the family.
Dj: His regular rates: $500 cost to us:$250 : Its all in who ya know!! I said my last name and he said oooh you're so and so's niece!!!
Reception Venue $350 for a grand room, a side room and the Kitchen.
Decorations : I spent about $ 120 on our Candy Buffet
Wine : 48 bottles of wine --Free.... My dad works for the liquor control commission and is well liked... Head office gave it to us as a gift!!
Makeup: Free - My other aunt is a certified makeup artist
Grand total: 4958 give or take $200-300... Not bad??
Im sure I might be missing a few things... Im lucky that most of my immediate, and extended family is doing things for free or at least out of their own pockets, otherwise we wouldn't be able to have this wedding at all!