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how much did your wedding cost?

Im trying to create a budget, but i have no idea how much some things cost, so I could use some help...heres what i have so far:
Reception Venue:$700
Dress: $500
Grooms Ring:$300
Rentals/Food Stuff:????

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Asked by Auntiemom410 at 10:57 AM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Relationships

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  • I don't remember. How much does a marriage license cost? 'Cause that's all the money we spent. A friend's husband married us in their living room --- he wouldn't accept our money... In fact, they gave us money as a wedding gift LOL No dress, no tux, no reception, no flowers... nada.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 11:01 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Well you are doing much better than i did:

    Reception Venue:£2500
    Dress: £3000
    Grooms Suit: £2000
    Grooms Ring:£850
    Entertainment/Band: £500
    Flowers/Decor: £1000
    Food and Cake and Drink: £1500
    Bridemaids dresses & Pageboys: £4000 (3 bridemaids + Maid of honour + 2 pageboys)
    Honeymoon: £10,000

    We spent alot and that isn't all of it yet. But we were only 18 and had a lot of help from our families to have the perfect white wedding lol. But you are doing good if we did'nt have help we would'nt probably be on a stricter budget.

    Answer by Mummytomore at 11:05 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Im not sure how much everything cost bc I have never really added it up. My venue was $300, reception (place & food & tip) $800, minister $50, Dress & shoes $500, tux rental was $72, flower girl & bridesmaid dresses & gifts for them $400(or so?), flowers $450, cake $325, save date cards & invites $75, professional photographer $675, DJ Free- had a friend who does it, Bubbles instead of rice for guests $10 (off ebay lol), candy packs to send home about $25 we made them ourselves, Balloons $60, helium rental $25, Candelabra rentals $100 or so, bows for pews $125, License was $35, corsages for parents and boutonnieres $75 or so, and alcohol around $300 lol.

    Answer by gemgem at 11:11 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • dress, accessories, alteraions about $1700
    photography $1500
    Hall $500
    mom and granny made food.. so probably 800 dollars
    fake flowers.... probably 200
    used sil table pieces..
    dj 200
    um i think thats it so whatever that totals :)

    Answer by krazyash023 at 11:12 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I spent under $200 for the actual ceremony, we had small wedding at a wedding chapel where the rice and pictures were included. I bought material and had my MIL to be, make my dress (it was a style like I could've bought in a store because I'm just not a girly girl). We bought cheap rings (I later replaced mine for about $250). Our pictures look really nice, and it was small and quiet like we both wanted.

    Answer by lisa_ann_p at 11:12 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • hubbys ring was only 100.. we bought the cheapest one.. he only wears it on weekends cause he's and electrician. umm my rings totaled about 1500 my parents paid for the wedding, hubby paid for rings.. bridesmaids paid for their dresses, and grooms men paid for their tuxes. (bm dresses were whatever dress they wanted as long as it was a certain color)
    tuxes were 107 :)

    Answer by krazyash023 at 11:14 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I really dont remember the break down of what each thing costed but it was a total of about $4,000.

    Answer by YoungMomtoGirls at 12:33 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • hey girl heres what ours cost
    Reception Venue:$13,000
    Dress: $900
    Grooms Ring:$500
    Entertainment/Band:his uncles band played $200
    Rentals/Food Stuff:only thing that wasn't included at the reception was cake $1100
    Invites:free, his dad own a greeting card company
    Food/Drink:included in reception price
    GOOD LUCK :)

    Answer by Tiffywall86 at 12:34 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • I didnt have a huge wedding but i did have one..Few more years and i will have the one i want..

    Reception Venue:Free..had it at husbands aunts HUGe home
    Dress: 45 bucks..Black and really pretty..was 200 ;) Shoes were 90
    Grooms Ring:husband is really bad with rings so i bought him an ingraved rings for 30 bucks from JCP
    Entertainment/Band:Ipod player on remix
    Flowers/Decor:120 for lavender roses
    Rentals/Food Stuff:100(next day BBQ) + cake..His sister is a chef worked out great lol
    Invites:a simple phone call(we went in got the license then called happend in a week)
    Food/Drink:bottled sodas and wine and water

    I will go BIG next time :) My husband sooo knows that lol

    Answer by ryanlynn at 12:57 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • It all depends on where you live. We had a wedding in Fargo, ND that cost about $12,000, but in Boston, where we lived for years, the same wedding would have cost $40,000-$50,000. It all depends.

    Answer by StarLee at 1:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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