I wanted to add that I, of course, don''t think there''s anything wrong with thatDate: 3/7/2007 8:50:42 PM
these $27,000 weddings are not out of necessity--they are simply what the bride & groom want. People could do it for less, they just don''t want to!
We are in PA, and our total costs will be in Eleguin''s range too. The most expensive part for us is the reception site and food/alcohol... at $170/head for 200 guests... that''s already $35k. I would have preferred to keep it smaller (and the costs down), but our families are inviting a lot of friends/acquaintances... and since they''re the ones paying, it''s kind of hard to argue.Date: 3/8/2007 8:55:15 AM
According to that website: ''On average, couples will spend $36,830 for their wedding in New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island NY-NJ-PA.'' We are having ours in Long Island and that number sounds about right. The contracts we''ve already signed for vendors total up to just about $35k and there will be some more for additional stuff. I think we are spending about $50k altogether with the honeymoon. I do feel like it''s kind of hard to have a nice formal sitdown wedding for 150 people on a Sat evening for much less than that unless you cut out a lot of things. The quality of the reception venues were fairly on par with the price.
Well we only had 30 people so it was MUCH cheaper. We paid about $60 per head for the food, so that was only $1800 but for 80 it would have been basically triple that.Date: 3/18/2007 2:17:54 AM
I am planning a Feb. ''08 wedding in Maui. How did you do your wedding for 15k????!??!??!?!
Granted, we are having about 80 people...so that would be about 30k. We are at about 40k for ceremony, reception. Did you get married at a hotel? Did you use an outside vendor for floral, table and linen rentals?? If you have any suggestions, I totally welcome and really appreciate it. I just can''t imagine paying so much for a wedding, so if i can cut costs anywhere, it would help a ton!
Date: 3/8/2007 1:43:20 AM
According to the website Diamonds Are Hot posted, people in my area (well, the area I''m getting married in) will spend an average $31,000. And that isn''t Los Angeles....it''s Texas, y''all!
Our budget is a solid $15k, and we''re not skimping on anything. Please, don''t fret....beautiful weddings can be had on any budget.