Way back when, I estimated our wedding would cost about $33,000. We invited 160 people, but expected closer to 100—I think our actual attendance was around 115. I always found other people’s budget posts helpful, but I didn’t feel like researching exact amounts. (Sorry.) So these numbers are close but not exact and probably do not add up precisely. Total math-teacher fail. Anyhow. How did we do?
Ceremony $2,250 (estimated $1,000, but this was a flat fee)
My church is really expensive, but it wasn’t like we were going to get married somewhere random. It included the coordinator and three assistants, organist, officiant, rehearsal, etc.