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#1 tracey8665

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

The 'How much did your engagement ring cost?' thread got me thinking. I'm shocked at some of the prices!
So how much did your wedding cost? In total, that is, including dress, attire, photographer etc. I understand that this also depends on inflation, a wedding 20 years ago would have cost a lot less.

#2 Always amazed!

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Married in September 2004
Church wedding with reception in a hunter valley winery
3 course sit down dinner
cars,flowers,band,suits,dress ect all up around

#3 noi'mnot

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

Married 2007 in Melbourne. Outfits, rings, our accommodation, venue, absolutely everything - about 90 guests - was less than $14000.

ETA number of guests

Edited by noi'mnot, 22 January 2013 - 08:01 PM.

#4 tel2

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I got married in 2007 and my wedding (everything) cost around 10K.

I eloped and got married in Fiji and had a wedding and honeymoon all in one. The best thing Dh & I did. We did plan to have a wedding where we lived  with family and friends however to get everyone together on that day (Dh's family are scattered all around the world) was impossible and I cracked it and threw those plans out the window and decided to elope. The money we saved we put towards our mortgage  biggrin.gif

#5 Serapod

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I think mine cost about $7,000 inc everything (barring engagement ring) Reception venue, dress, tux hire, shoes, jewellery, bridesmaids dresses, etc etc

This was Dedc 2009.

Edited by Serapod, 22 January 2013 - 07:45 PM.

#6 seayork2002

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

including dress, wine etc. about $4-5K 11 years ago

#7 Isolabella

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Including honeymoon skiing in whistler... Around $20k.

Reception was around $7k. Dress only$1,200 (I say only as I was considering $6k dress, but decided to spend the money on the honeymoon).

We are about to celebrate our 10th anniversary

Eta full church wedding, cars, 75 Guests, paying for some guest accommodation, buses to transport guests from interstate. Photographer (even getting disc of digital negs). Honeymoon was 2 parts Herron island qld then skiing in Canada. Rings, flowers, everything.

Edited by lsolaBella, 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM.

#8 Mischief Managed

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

We eloped.

Flights to Hawaii - $1200
Celebrant, witnesses, photographer, transport, leis, cake, $1300
Honeymoon (a few weeks on the islands) - $1000

All up about $3500 and everything was done for us original.gif

ETA: That was 10 years ago

Edited by Mischief Managed, 22 January 2013 - 07:46 PM.

#9 eachschoolholidays

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

Oct 2005  

$10,000 for everything except rings.

#10 CupOfCoffee

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Married in 2007, cost less than $3000 (total including clothing, dinner and marriage itself).

We only had 12 guests, dinner at an inner city restaurant, registry office and I married in a portmans suit (not a dress).

#11 bakesgirls

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

We were married in 2010. The cost was around $20,000, including the honeymoon went up to around $28,000.

We had 80 people with a 3 course sit down meal, no cars and the cost doesn't include my engagment ring.

Edited by bakesgirls, 22 January 2013 - 08:40 PM.

#12 Dr Dolly

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

April 2012
27 people, celebrant, flowers, dress, 3 course meal and drinks, wedding cake and 2 nights at Crown. Rings, suit, presents foe bridal party. Everything except cars. 8k

#13 MintyBiscuit

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:50 PM

Everything from engagement ring to our mini honeymoon was under $5k. We got married in a registry office, reception was a dinner for 20 at a local restaurant. My dress was $259, my doc martens were $260 - DH's suit was $600 (although he got about three years of wear out of it)

We were married in August 2009, so not that long ago.

#14 Apageintime

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:52 PM

2011 New York.
Cost $5,000, including flights ($2800), outfits (under $500) , celebrant (150) , photographer ($750), licence ($60 or so), rings ($500) and dinner ($250 or so).

I didn't do flowers, did my own makeup/hair

The day was perfect <3

#15 bubbalee

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

We got married in 2006. Total cost was around $15,000 and we had a very traditional 3 course sit down reception with 80 guests.

#16 Carmen02

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

married in 2005, living interstate from all our family and two kids and a mortgage we went for a small backyard wedding we both wanted original.gif We didnt want a big wedding, less then 1,000 was spent and it was the day we wanted original.gif DD was 4 still remembers it lol

#17 suline

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

Mine is later this year! we are having a church wedding, 3 course + canap├ęs + oyster shucker sit-down dinner for 80 then a second Asian reception another night. 2 nights at the crown, 1 bridesmaid 1 groomsman, No honeymoon, excluding engagement ring $25 000 to $28 000 depending on how much alcohol is drunk at the wedding.

#18 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM


$18k  80 guest 3 course meal, dress $1500, photographer $3000, rings $2000

Honey moon 2 weeks vietnam - $6000

#19 **Xena**

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

About $9,000 including honeymoon and spending money for Honeymoon.

However I did things other people don't agree with biggrin.gif

#20 Soontobegran

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

original.gif 1976 we paid ( sorry, I mean my parents paid) $3k all up.

In the last 7 years we have had 3 DD's marry with weddings that cost between $20 and $45k.

#21 Feralina

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

2007 in Melbourne. About 150 guests, church ceremony and reception in a beautiful old hall (not reception centre), catered by a local restaurant. Wore my mum's (altered!) wedding dress, no fancy cars and a couple of friends doing photos (amateur photographers). Awesome band. In total about $10,000-12,000 I think (not including honeymoon).

#22 bluecardigans

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Can't remember really, but I will never forget walking into Rozelle markets and seeing the perfect dress. It cost me $15 + $10 for alterations.  original.gif

#23 sandgropergirl

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:59 PM

Around $40,000 all up

#24 Farmgal

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

$7000 for outdoor wedding in park with reception at restaurant with drinks included.
Wedding dress was $350.00 shop bought and altered.
No honeymoon.

#25 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

2005, in Brisbane.  70 guests, outdoor ceremony overlook the water, 3 course meal at a restaurant.  Excessively expensive dress (but I still love it).  Around $15k.  

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