Its January, youapproaching basking in that freshly engaged bliss, and subsequently someone asks you the ask Whats your budget? For profusion of couples in the throes of wedding planning, this is the first earsplitting moment of sheer freak out. How are you supposed to know what it costs to throw an awesome party for all your favorite people? Youve selected never thrown a party considering this previously! You sore some of those amazing things you see as regards Pinterest and in magazines, but can you afford them? Your mother wants a sit-the length of four-course mealhow much does that cost for 123 people? Your fashion extra thinks maybe City Hall was the best pretentiousness to gois it?
Alright, massive. But what kinds of weddings can you actually throw at various price points? Wedding in hotel? Where can you acquire creative subsequent to the maintenance you've got? To firm those questions, heres expansive overview at what some every second wedding budgets might aerate in the tune of in practice.
A $2,000 Wedding Budget
The City Hall Elopement/Super Small Wedding
Venue/Officiant: $150 for a thirty minute slot at City Hall for you and up to six guests, officiant included Attire: $200 dress; $100 engagement Flowers: $100 for one bouquet and one boutonnisubsequent to hint to Photographer: $800 for a fast one-hour session of ceremony also portraits Delicious restaurant lunch and drinks for eight: $600
The Backyard Dessert Party
Venue: $0 Invites: $0 evites Officiant (associates/friend): $30 to be ordained Flowers and decor: $250 DIY Rentals: $300 for a few supplemental chairs, tables, and linens Dessert for 50: $200, benefit donated by intimates and links Photographer: $1000 Champagne and iced tea for 50: $200 Casual backyard party attire: $100 Music: $0 for iPod and borrowed speakers
GRAND TOTAL: $2,080
Other options for the $2,000 budget:
Elope and marry yourselves in the woods. Plus, it can be an awesome honeymoon! The backyard dessert party could become a potluck taking into account the participation of your awesome relatives and connections. In which combat, maybe toss some more money at the booze budget!
A $5,000 Wedding Budget
The Backyard Food Truck Extravaganza
Venue: $0 Attire: $200 for two dresses; $50 for shoes Invites: $80, DIYd (dont forget roughly stamps!) Decor: $800 for string lights, flowers, and table and seat rentals Flowers: $200 for two bridal bouquets and two smaller bouquets Catering: $2000 for savory food truck eats for 50 wedding guests (including compostable dishware!) Beer and Wine: $500 Dessert: $300 for pies from a local bakery Music: $150 for your iPod, your seventeen-year-olden cousin/aspiring DJ, and rented speakers Photography: $500, by a local art student
GRAND TOTAL: $5,030
A $10,000 Wedding Budget
The Outdoor Venue with a Full Meal
Venue: $2200 including chairs and tables DJ: $800 Food and Alcohol: $3800 (Sample how-to: restaurant delivered food or affordable catering at $30 per person, booze at $20 per person, with 75 guests) Attire: $350 dress; $150 suit Decor: $500 for string lights purchased on sale and DIY flowers Photographer: $1200 Day-of Wedding Coordinator: $900 Dessert: $250 for cupcakes