What did your wedding cost

Show survey results: how expensive was your wedding and how many guests were there?

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  1. survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    so all in all. exclusive of the rings and the honeymoon.
    and how many guests were there?


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  2. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    forgot to tick the guests. so 1500 euros and 27 guests.

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    AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    I would estimate something around 2500 to 3000 euros (many items were given for free, so I don't know), we had almost 90 guests.
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    a little over 5,000 eur including everything (including invitation cards, etc.) and including rings.
    but they were also comparatively cheap because my husband gets the material for the purchase price (as a goldsmith)

    was civil and we were 40.

    the honeymoon was more expensive than the wedding

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    I think you have to differentiate HOW you got married, that is, whether it was just a civil ceremony or also a church and how each party was celebrated, that makes a difference.

    Without the rings and the honeymoon, our wedding cost around 10,000 euros and we really factored in every detail. the total includes:
    1st civil wedding
    Bureaucracy (change of name, passport, etc., requesting the birth register, register of records, marriage fees, extra fees for weddings in a different registry office than the one registered and on the weekend), hairdresser, clothes for both of us, flowers, champagne reception and 3-course menu for approx. 15 people, evening party with approx. 80 people (buffet and dispenser), table decorations
    2nd church wedding
    Print / material for invitations, menu cards and church books, cloakroom and accessories, floral decorations (church, car, bouquet & badge, throw bouquet, table arrangements), music in church and dj in the evening, name tags / favors, catering / location for 55 people, photographer, development of the photos, thank you cards, advertisement of the newspaper, table decorations, hairdresser incl. trial appointment, wedding cake

    We baked all the cakes ourselves, we did NOT rent a wedding car. things like ring pillows, wedding candles, etc. were gifts.
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  6. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    Around € 5,000 including everything - rings, wedding dress, wedding suit, champagne reception, coffee, food, drinks, invitation cards, floral decorations, accommodation for those who needed it, photographer, certificates, fees, etc. for 90 guests. The rings cost around € 450, so you could still deduct them.
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  7. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    Hm. We are currently planning a friend's wedding and when calculating the budget we are (barely calculated) at € 16,000 for 200 people. without rings, without a photographer (I'll do that).

    and that is a bit beyond the scope.

    do you have any tips where you can make savings? that the guests bring their own food is out of the question. In my girlfriend's family, eating at such celebrations is apparently the be-all and end-all.
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    Without knowing where her expenses come from, it is difficult to save anything

    I don't exactly know the cost of ours, but I estimate around 1500 to 1700 € for 27 guests with registry office, champagne reception, coffee and cake, dinner, all the bureaucracy, dress and suit, hair and makeup, photographer, invitation and thank you cards and various odds and ends.
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  9. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    You can often save on drinks. So e.g. agree at the party that you bring the champagne yourself and that they only put the glasses. You pay a small sum for this, but when there are so many guests, it pays off quickly if you bring the cheaper sparkling wine with you (a bottle in the restaurant can easily cost around 10 to 15 €, but you only have to bring it with you 4 € or 5 €) or the champagne reception right after church on the lawn, asks a few friends to help and only borrows the glasses for it.
    Further with the drinks at the party: a fixed menu, where it is determined in advance which drinks the bride and groom will pay and which are also offered, also saves a lot. We have been to weddings where guests have cocktails & # 225; Have ordered la carte, that drives up the price a lot.

    Additional:
    - Borrow a dress, not buy it.
    - Have your girlfriend's hair and makeup done.
    - Adapt the party location to the budget, although this is certainly not so easy with 200 people.
    - Look at the music, e.g. whether it really has to be live or if so, don't take a professional but e.g. Music students.
    - do without bells and whistles like the old-timer to the church
    - Have friends make flower arrangements or keep them simple

    I can't think of more than that, sorry.

    But wow, 16,000 is a good one. What are the biggest posts there? (So ​​just so you can see where you could save at all).
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  10. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    Rings, photos, bureaucracy (it hardly costs anything here), hair and make-up are all not included in the budget because they are taken over by friends or family.

    contain:
    rent for the hall (1500 € + 3.5 € per guest for the boat crossing there & back)
    dress, shoes, veil, etc. (1500 €)
    suit for the man (plus accessories) (400 €)
    invitations (600 €)
    band & sound system (2000 €)
    decoration, tablecloths, etc. (600 €)
    catering (30 € / guest)
    cake (6 € / guest)
    drinks (12 € / guest)
    favors & place cards (3 € / guest)
    bus transport for relatives who come from far away (400 €)

    Sure, you could save on the location, but most of the reasonably beautiful "halls" that exist here are either even more expensive, already fully booked or linked to a restaurant or a catering company. the latter would mean that the food and especially the drinks would be much more expensive. therefore this is already the best option.

    You can save a lot on clothes. i think it will also result in my girlfriend buying a vintage dress and the fiancé's mother sewing it on. then 1000 € can easily be saved.

    and yes, you could save on the band. However, such music student pee bands already cost 1000 € and they are often rather boring or strange the band now costs 1500 €, the sound system comes from another company and is there for the whole evening; in addition, they also represent a dj. The hall is an old ship's barn, so there are no speakers or anything like that. that's why it's a must.
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  11. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    fat pots, everything you write is somehow taken into account (except for the band). We do the whole decoration ourselves. Also the bridal bouquet and other flower decorations.

    she doesn't want to borrow the dress, but would rather keep it after the wedding.
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  12. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    We will have 55 guests, and so far it looks like this:
    Celebration (including food, drinks and location, etc.): 4200 EUR
    Bureaucracy: 70 EUR
    Cake: 230 EUR
    Clothes me: 270 EUR (two dresses, a pair of shoes)
    Clothes friend: 750 EUR (suit, shoes)
    Hair me: 50 EUR
    Sparkling wine for a sparkling wine reception after the wedding: 40 EUR
    Invitations: 100 EUR

    = 5710 EUR. Big shit: -O

    The only thing I can think of where could be saved ... NUMBER of guests? It seems like a lot to me, but some people have big families, so we're "lucky" that ours are so small.

    Well, I'd leave a gift. I've never seen anything like that; but maybe that's a must for you. How about the bus transport, do you have to provide that? Somehow I don't think so, if I go to a wedding, it would be natural for me to pay for the journey to the place myself.
    And the invitations: you don't send one to each one, but mostly a couple together. So there should be a maximum of 100 invitations. I find 600 EUR very expensive, right? That would mean about 4 EUR plus about two EUR shipping per card? For example, we hardly ever sent cards, but distributed most of them. Surely that works with some of your girlfriends too, right?
    Hm. So all of them are not big savings, but at least a little.

  13. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    Quote by ScarletStarlet
    Well, I'd leave a gift. I've also never seen anything like this; but maybe that's a must for you. How about the bus transport, do you have to provide that? Somehow I don't think so, if I go to a wedding, it would be natural for me to pay for the journey to the place myself.
    And the invitations: you don't send one to each one, but mostly a couple together. So there should be a maximum of 100 invitations. I find 600 EUR very expensive, right? That would mean about 4 EUR plus about two EUR shipping per card? For example, we hardly ever sent cards, but distributed most of them. Surely that works with some of your girlfriends too, right?
    Hm. So all of them are not big savings, but at least a little.
    the gift is together with the place cards. So the gifts each serve as place cards that the guests can then take home with them.

    And with the invitations you can definitely save something, you're right. However, you won't get less than € 3 / invitation, as the biref stamp (and most of them have to be sent by post) costs € 1 and the material plus printing plus envelope certainly does not go below € 2 / item.

    and the main purpose of the transport is that all of the relatives from further afield will be driven away sometime before the end of the party. all the old people don't want to stay there anyway when the band is playing party things like that. this saves a lot on drinks, since there should only be wine, beer and cider before the louder part of the evening. Harder, i.e. more expensive, will only be available later.
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    AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    Clothes including hair, makeup, bridal bouquet etc. 1320 €
    Registry office Wedding ceremony including meal 12 pers. 370 € (didn't have any special clothes for that)
    Church wedding € 380
    Celebration (including invitations, flowers, decorations, thank you cards, DJ) almost € 7,000 (including almost 3,500 food and drinks for 70 people)

    not included as free: wedding cake, funeral candle, photographer

    also not included: rings, honeymoon

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    We're not getting married until September (initially only in a registry office) but it will be a really cheap celebration
    We have about 65 guests spread over the day. There are 20 at the registry office, then maybe 30 at the café afterwards. Our dearest friends (around 30) come in the evening. For the café drink, the guests deliver the cake, the in-laws deliver their house and the drink. In the evening there is something from the pot and the guests deliver drinks and salads(Should be a bring-along party. We'd rather have something to eat / drink than a present ..). My parents and my boyfriend pay for my dress and ring + probably his pants. The parents pay for his new shirt: we still have his ring, dinner for the evening, a little something to drink, table decorations, invitations (make folding cards yourself and a picture of the two of us appears on them. We have a photo several times for the party in the evening let develop and the text is pasted on the back) and a few little things. We want to spend a maximum of 150 euros on it.

  16. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    Cheese sandwich, yes, then it will be difficult to save when there is so little that can be done. The biggest item at most weddings is actually food and drink, and if a cheaper caterer is not available, savings on the wedding dress seem like peanuts .

    @Scarlet: if you list it up and add it up, that's a lot very quickly, isn't it? We also thought individually for each item, "yeah, it's okay, it's not too expensive", but when we added it up, our eyes got quite big. Fortunately, my (separated) in-laws tried to outdo the other bridal couple parents with the size of their financial gift ("How much does your father give? Don't you like to say? More than € 1,000? You don't say anything? So yes? Good, from me it will be 2,000. "and" What is your mother giving you? So just as a clue, you don't want to look cheap. And what are your parents giving? yes also give a gift. ") - that helped with the financing. Maybe you should start a competition too?
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  17. AW: survey: how much did your wedding cost?

    my girlfriend's parents will be helping the couple financially a lot, since they are the ones who insist on such a big wedding with all their relatives. and since my girlfriend's father is already 70 and would like to have grandchildren, the wedding should happen as soon as possible.

    However, I understand that my girlfriend is a little uncomfortable asking for € 10,000.

    We try to save as much as we can when it comes to decorations. For example, all the flowers on the tables are arranged in old mason jars, small glass bottles, etc. that's why I now have a good 20 washed glasses in the kitchen cupboard We then simply buy the flowers in bundles from wholesalers the day before. what is there (i also often do this at work when the event budget is small). but that doesn't make the roast fat either. the worst are the drinks and the food: /
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