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Lovestruck Wedding Budget Breakdown

Use the Supplementary Guide to help you ……

Low Budget Weddings

Example Budget for 200 Guests

Item
Cost
Reception Venue
$2500
Food/Drinks
$12,391
Cake/Dessert
$700
Bridal Attire
$2500
Bridal Accessories
$500
Hair/Makeup for Bride
$500
Flowers
$8592
Lighting/Installations
$1200
Rentals
$3,839
Decor, Day-of Stationery
$3,500
Ceremony Venue
$500
Ceremony Musicians
$500
Reception DJ
$1000
Photography
$2800
Videography
$0
Invitations
$1500
Save the Date
$500
Ceremony Programs
$350
Transportation
$800
Lovestruck – 2016 pricing
$5500
TOTAL
$49,671
Cost Per Guest
$248

Middle Budget Weddings

Example Budget for 200 Guests

Item
Cost
Reception Venue
$3200
Food/Drinks
$21,370
Cake/Dessert
$700
Bridal Attire
$2500
Bridal Accessories
$500
Hair/Makeup for Bride
$500
Flowers
$10799
Lighting/Installations
$2000
Rentals
$6186
Decor, Day-of Stationery
$3,500
Ceremony Venue
$500
Ceremony Musicians
$500
Reception Band
$3000
Photography
$3600
Videography
$2800
Invitations
$3500
Save the Date
$500
Ceremony Programs
$350
Transportation
$800
Lovestruck – 2016 pricing
$5500
TOTAL
$72,314
Cost Per Guest
$362

Variables that Determine Budget

      • Food and Drink: The lower tier budget includes more cost-effective food offerings and a reasonably priced bar package*
      • Cost effective vendors: The lower tier budget includes more cost effective vendors (ex: photography, DJ rather than a band, a venue with a lower rental fee)
      • Additional vendors: The lower tier budget does not include additional vendors such as videography
      • Stationery: The lower tier budget includes a pre-designed (non-custom) invitation suite
      • Rentals: The lower tier budget incorporates inventory (namely chairs, place settings) from the venue whereas the higher budget includes more specialty rentals (higher-end linens, rented chairs, specialty place setting items)
      • Flowers: The lower tier budget includes more modest centerpieces and personal flowers.

*Do we say anything about helping them secure vendors and negotiate pricing. Venue plays a huge role in overall budget.

Examples of Low vs. Medium Weddings

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Flowers: larger, fuller centerpieces

Food: more elaborate cocktail hour and dinner ____

Bar: more selections, dinner wine, etc

Bar: more selections, dinner wine, etc