Jump to content

How much did your wedding cost?
Spin off


  • Please log in to reply
105 replies to this topic

#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
$15,000-$16,000

#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

2011

$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

2005
$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.  





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's? Here's what you need to know

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The worst 20 minutes of my life

Thirty seconds was all it took to turn a shopping trip into my worst nightmare.

Top baby names for England and Wales in 2014

George has overtaken William in the official rankings of most popular British baby names - and Game of Thrones is still having an impact on parents.

Baseball or baby? Dad's tough choice

What's more important, a baby or a baseball? That's a question this dad seems to struggle with.

Childbirth choices: five star or free?

It's not often you hear the words labour and luxury in the same sentence but for some, a 5-star start to parenthood is exactly what they seek. And with a number of private hospitals now offering packages which include a post-birth stay at a sumptuous first class resort, many mums are choosing to recover in style.

'Where did your boobies go, Mummy?' and other soul-destroying comments from kids

Most women carry a smidge of baby weight after giving birth. If you're lucky enough to have an older child in the house, they can keep you on track with your weight loss goals.

Do you read me, baby?

Is it too soon to be reading to my two-month-old son? If not, what should I read?

Minimising sibling rivalry when you've got a baby

Sibling rivalry is an act of competition, but if your children feel involved and special, this type of jealousy will be minimised.

Will studying on maternity leave take you away from your most important job?

I remember when I was trying to decide if I could combine motherhood and furthering my university education.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

Preschooler hit by car shortly after baby brother's death

A mother has had a frantic race to the hospital after her daughter was hit by a car, just four weeks after her infant son died.

Gay couple and Thai surrogate in custody tug-of-war

A six-month-old baby girl is trapped in the Thai capital in a bitter custody wrangle between her Thai surrogate mother and her biological father.

Couple denied IVF over parenting concerns

A mother of six has been denied access to IVF treatment in order to have another child over concerns about her parenting skills.

The book that promises to put your children to sleep

Exhausted parents from around the world are singing the praises of a "miracle" book which promises to put even the most restless child to sleep in just minutes.

5 things every parent who feels guilty needs to know

Parenthood can make you feel bad, but you're not alone.

Royals criticise 'dangerous' attempts to photograph Prince George

The British royal family criticized paparazzi on Friday for what it called their increasingly dangerous attempts to photograph young Prince George.

'No jab, no play' rule to cover Victorian kindergartens and childcare centres

"Anti-vaxxers" face not being able to send their children to childcare centres or kindergarten if they refuse to have them immunised.

15,000 birthing kits on their way to developing countries

Giving birth in a hospital surrounded by medical experts is tough enough, but some women deliver babies without a clean sheet to lie on.

Photo of premmie 'too graphic', fundraising site says

When their son Jacob was born at just 27 weeks, Christina and Jeff Hinks were thrown into an uncertain world.

The latest Bugaboo collections: cool chevron and runner prams

Bugaboo sure likes to keep things fresh, and with the Australian spring/summer season coming up, there are two new Bugaboo pram releases.

Making room for two in the bed

Mum's room or their own room? Cot or bassinets? Deciding where twins will sleep can be tricky.

 

FREE TICKET

See Hi-5 LIVE in Sydney!

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.