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LynAnne Feb 19th, 2013 07:27 AM

What is your wedding day budget?
We don't have a set budget (still) but are saving any pennies we can which has got me thinking about how much we really want to spend/can afford to spend. I know my sister's wedding was about 8000 which she paid for herself but it'll take us a good while longer to save that. Another sister got married in turkey without family to her turkish boyfriend for bare bones but plans to do a wedding here too eventually. I have no idea what my SIL's wedding cost but I know it was more than my sisters and quite costly. All were beautiful days but made me think how much is actually worth being spent on one day. So....

How much is your wedding day budget? Have you cut things out of your "big day" in order to get married sooner?

emyandpotato Feb 19th, 2013 08:09 AM

Venue and food and drink combined, about 2000, dress was 1500 (shocker, I didn't intend to spend that much, and it was second hand too!), extras like fabric, paper, table hire, bits and bobs... I don't know, I'd say 2000 at absolute most but probably nowhere near that. I'm buying at that stuff as I go along anyway, and planning on setting up a business with it afterwards so it's an investment.

lozzy21 Feb 19th, 2013 08:34 AM

We can only afford to spend 5k and then what ever family give us

wishuwerehere Feb 19th, 2013 08:54 AM

About 11,000 :blush:
My parents have an old fashioned 'wedding fund' for me and my sister, although my sister, being a modern woman, has asked for it to do a Masters instead. She puts me to shame! His parents and my grandma have put some money in as well, and we saved about 3500 ourselves.

Perfect_pink Feb 24th, 2013 06:32 AM

Ours was about 5.5k x

kmbabycrazy Feb 24th, 2013 15:07 PM

We're hoping to spend no more than 2,500 but with the fact the only place around here that didn't require you to spend a fortune on a wedding breakfast too that could have over 100 people (we have huge families and just family takes up 100 people) is shutting down so it's unlikely that will happen

MadameJ Feb 24th, 2013 15:54 PM

I'd say ours will be coming in at around 7000 (not including minimoon) 4500 of that being the hotel/food/drink. It would never have been this big if it wasn't for my dad helping though :thumbup:

aly888 Feb 24th, 2013 16:12 PM

We don't have a budget as such. Just a 'yeah we're willing to buy that' or a 'no way...we can do that cheaper ourselves' type attitude. We're keeping track of what everything is costing but only to add it up at the end (and give ourselves a heart attack no doubt :lol:). But back before we started planning we had a ballpark figure of 7-8k...scarily I think we've surpassed that. So whatever you 'budget' for, allow yourself about 20% more for overspendature!!

emyandpotato Feb 24th, 2013 17:37 PM

It is so scary how much weddings cost isn't it?! We would ALL be considered to be 'budget brides' and that's with spending 5-12k! I read an article in a magazine the other week saying how you can cut your budget from 40k to 20k :dohh:

Elpis_x Feb 24th, 2013 20:13 PM

I've only just started planning and the wedding isn't going to be for another 3 and a bit years, but I'm hoping we can get away with 3,000 as I'm happy to do a lot of it myself and it won't be a big wedding. I'm also wanting to keep the cost low as we're planning a honeymoon that will cost at least 5,000.

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