Ok here goes, I don't know the total myself so I'm just going to find out now!
We started out with a budget of just $5000. I know we blew it but I guess it just wasn't that realistic, and a lot of things I just couldn't compromise,
so I ended up saying 'oh well I'm only doing this once' heaps of times! But I did scour the net and look for bargains wherever I could so I think it's still ok as far as weddings go... Bridal Gown: [/b
]About $1100 with all alterations (bridalgown.net yay!)Bra/Corset/under things:
$40 (etsy bargain)Headpiece/headband:
$0 (borrowed nans necklace & bracelet and my stepmum bought my earrings)BM's jewellery:
$20 (super bargain from euip!)Garter:
$12 (ebay)Suits hire:
$550 (city chic off the rack- plus alterations)BM shoes:
$90 ( huge sale!)Flowergirls dresses:
$80 (ebay bargain)Flowergirls shoes:
$0 trial and $50 on the day (mates rates!)Bridesmaids’ hair:
$60 for FG's and BM's paid their ownMakeup:
$80 for me, plus $120 for 2 previous trials. BM's paid their ownPre wedding beauty treatments:
$60 (sale!)Clutch purse:
$60 (forever new- but stepmum bought this also)Dress dry clean:
not yetBride Bouquet:
: $90 (much cheaper than bouquets but I loved them!)Button-holes:
probably around $200, for candles and holders Cake:
$550 (bit of a splurge for a small faye cahill cake)Food/drink package:
$3600 (cost price for 59 guests through my work including open tab on the bar)Accomodation wedding night:
$490 (couldn't compromise- I wanted personalised roc candy!)Stationery
: $385 33xinvites, gift cards and 62xplacecardsCars
: $400 (if you don't count what DH spent on his car which is probably more than the whole wedding!)Bride and groom Wedding Band:
$2500 (I'm ashamed to admit how much of that was mine
: $2500 accomodation and fights to melbourne
(plus about $2500 spending but this came from the wishing well)TOTAL:$17851
oops surely that can't be right, I'll just add it again...
Ok yeah so I blew the budget and then some...No wonder I was always broke leading up!
Thankfully we got the reception cheaper because of work, otherwise that would easily be double, and I tried to even out my splurges with lots of bargain hunting.
There are probably some other things too, like I didn't count my emergency kit, boudoir shoot and honeymoon lingerie, laser hair treatments, solarium, extra hair appts etc
But in the end we had a perfect day and I don't regret it at all!!
Although I still don't want to show DH as he might faint!