Mr. Spaniel and I have a budget of around $30,000, most of which is generally being paid by our parents. I would have loved for us to be able to pay for our own wedding, butalas!we are starving student [me] and starving recent graduate [him]. The only wedding we could afford would have been in city hall, followed by ramen for two. Rather than let us elope, our parents have stepped up and are helping us out substantially.
|Ceremony (location fee, officiant)||$400|
|Reception (venue rental, food and service, beverages and bartenders, cake and cutting fee)||$17,000|
|Bride's attire and accessories||$2,000|
|Groom's tux and accessories||$250|
|Flowers and décor (bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, ceremony decorations, reception decorations and centerpieces)||$2,000|
|Music (ceremony and reception musicians)||$2,000|
|Gifts (bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents)||$600|
I can't wait to see if we actually stay within the budget! ;) I will be doing my darndest!