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Real Brides, Real Budgets: Taylor & Josh

Welcome to our real wedding budget breakdown series, Real Brides, Real Budgets. Where we take the secrecy out of wedding budgets - sharing how other real life couples splurged and saved on their big day. Whether you have $5,000 or $50,000 to spend, a guest list of 10 or 300, there's no right or wrong way to plan a wedding. Seeing how real brides have spent real budgets is a great way to work out what you want to prioritize and how much you're comfortable spending on your big day.


Budget: $25,000

Guests: 100



Budget Breakdown


Venue: $19,000 for 100 guests

Catering: Venue was all-inclusive (catering, linens, open bar, bartenders, staff, coordination, plus upgrades

Photography: $2200

Floral: DIY bride here!! Did my own florals for $350 from Trader Joes. Decor for $500



Wedding cake: We had mini cupcakes for $350



Wedding dress: $1,100 purchased from and altered by Laine London

Alterations: Included ($500 value)

Veil: Included ($300 value)




Groom suit: $250



What expense surprised you the most? The upgrades (Having charger plates on the tables, having water service or coffee service all cost $$$)


Grand total: $30,000


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