Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Wedding

When I first started planning my wedding I was so inspired by 2000 Dollar Budget Wedding and A $10,000 Wedding. With that said, I still wanted a traditional wedding and there were some things that we felt were too important to us or our family and friend to do without. While I definitely did not stay within budget, we do live in New York and I think overall we didn't do too bad plus we had a fantastic time! Our vendors did a wonderful job and were so great to stay within our budget and still deliver fantastic service. It was stressful but fun planning everything and on the day of I was able to have a great time knowing that all was taken care of. The main reason I'm posting the prices of each vendor is that I really thought I was going to come close to budget until I found out how much rentals and other items were going to cost. I figure that most brides do not have event planning experience and certain items are difficult to gage when setting up your budget without this experience. So I hope this helps anyone who is in the midst of setting their budget and planning their day.

Number of Guests: 85

Dress and Accessories: BCBG dress was $280 but required alterations + accessories $1,063

Suit, Shirt, Tie and Socks: Calvin Klein Suit plus accessories $385

Ceremony: St Joseph's Church and Music $740

Venue: Smithtown Historical Society Frank Brush Barn - all day rental $1000

Rentals (tables, chairs, linens, silverware, plates, glassware): $2,500 ordered through the planner

Decor (Centerpieces, decorations, cake plates, pomanders, etc.): Home Goods, TJ Maxx, FiftyFlowers.com for Baby's Breath and Save On Crafts.com $950

Day of Coordinator: Glamorous Affairs by Felicia $800

Bouquet and Boutonnieres: Craig and Garza Flowers $550

Limo: M&V Limo $1,120

DJ: Above & Beyond $800

Photographer: Above & Beyond $1800

Caterer (food and servers): Maple Tree BBQ $5,040

Drinks: Trader Joe's, Southampton Publick House and Fresh Direct $1,040

Cake and Pies: Jacqueline's Patisserie $390

Cupcakes: Cupcake Cafe $60

Favors (1/2lb coffee in kraft bags tied with ribbon and tag): $150

Stationary supplies, invites and postage: $910

Wedding Bands and Engravings: Blue Nile and Greenwich Jewelers $1,647

Guest Book: Blurb.com $45

Bridal Party Gifts (shirts, ties, socks, necklaces, totes, shawls, nail polish, etc): $900

1 comment:

  1. Do you have more photos of your wedding posted anywhere? We are thinking of using the same venue and would love to see more images of it


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