Goal Date September 30, 2017

Is it in bad taste to publicize the budget? Oh well, I feel like this will be a good resource to the next Massachusetts bride!

Our goal is to only utilize savings, avoid going into debt for this one day party, and not totally wipe out our bank accounts. Since we just bought a house, and I recently finalized a divorce, our budget is on the cheap with aspirations to be classy.

Our Budget = $10,000 (+$2,000 Slush)

PREPARATION — $298.99
• Invitations DIY & Postage ($75 & $50)
• Wedding Dress, Alterations & Accessories — $259, $39.99 ($400 alterations, $25 flats)
• Wedding Suit & Accessories ($500)
• Hair & Makeup for Wedding Party & Mothers ($800)
• Bridal Party Gifts (Talaria Flats $100 & Groom’s Men $75)
• Marriage License ($200)

CEREMONY — $0
• “Limo” ($500)
• Venue Fee ($1200 + $200 police)
• Decorations & Chairs
• Music
• Officiant
• Flowers
• Rings (not included)

RECEPTION — $0
• Venue Fee ($160 alcohol permit)
• Favors
• Decorations
• Meal: Apps, Cocktail, Plated, Wine ($5000)
• Cake ($500)
• Live Music ($500 – $2000)
• Photographer ($1000 – $2000)

EXTRAS — $0
• Welcome Bags
• Morning After Lunch
• Live Painter — ($500)
• Wedding Planner — ($850 – $2500)