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Mrs2014 Posts: 151
I know its a broad question, but I'm new to the wedding planning scene, and while I'm getting an idea of what venues cost, I'm still completely in the dark as to what we should expect to pay for things like: flowers, cake, photographer (+/- videographer), hair and makeup (+trials), band and DJ for the evening. If you could give me a quick breakdown of what you paid, or will pay for these kinds of things, I'd really appreciate it! *)
puddin2 Posts: 1093
It depends on a lot of things like where in the country you are, time of year the wedding is, day of the week... For example I am getting married on 4th of May which is a bank holiday and got my band and DJ for €1500 but I had gotten quotes up to €3000 - just depends on what type of band you want. Out band played at our friends wedding and had the place dancing all night so we were really happy to go with them. The price was a bonus. I got silk flowers for €225 for 3 bouquets, 5 buttonholes, 2 corsages and 1 alter arrangement. If you go for real flowers you will probably pay more and if you choose out of season flowers could end up paying a lot more. My cake is costing €300 for a 3 tier. My wedding is in Athlone. Hope this helps a little.
Crystal Gal Posts: 464
Hi Mrs2014 It is all very overwhelming at the start but you'll get into it as soon as you start ringing around and comparing quotes and that :) here's what we're paying: Cake:€265 Band & DJ:€1500 Cars:€750 Flowers:€700 but that includes centrepieces in the hotel Hair:€260 for 7 of us including my trial Make-up:My chief bridesmaid is a beautician so she's doing it along with a friend so not too sure yet. Photographer:It's a friend of ours and told him our budget is €2000 so he said that's more then enough Videographer: €1000 and he's staying til after midnight because it'll be New Years Eve :) Hope that has helped, I'm sure other people have gotten great deals on things but you have alot of time like I did to ring around and compare that's the best thing to do plus when we were booking people in 2010 we got most things at 2010 prices, happy planning :wv
maxicosi Posts: 576
Hair - Friend Cake - 100 friend BM Dresses - 184 each x 3 My dress - 1750 Suits - 600 ish Photographer - 1300 staying till 10pm cd only package Videogrpaher - 1300 Car - not having one Fvours - not having them Shoes 30 bargin Honeymoon 5k
Mrs2014 Posts: 151
Thanks for the info. I was googling cakes and stuff and they all seemed more expensive, but I guess you have to shop around. Thanks a mil, very helpful!
Daisy Row Posts: 3650
Photographer - 1600 Band - 2250 Videographer - 300 Cake - I am making myself Hair - friend Make up - 300 for 6 people including a trial for me BM dresses - 60 each Suits - 110 each DJ is included in the package Flowers - 300 for 5 bouquets, 4 buttonholes and flowergirl wand Car - 600 (not your regular wedding car!) Church music - 300 Pianist for pre reception - 120 Uplighters - 137 Backdrop - 250 Getting married in Wicklow and venue is Dublin
atina Posts: 2240
Like the others have said it all depends on where you are and when the wedding is etc..here's a breakdown of mine *) venue 75 per head *) band 2500 *) videograper 1200 *) flowers 450 *) church 300 *) car 250 *) make up 300 *) church singer 500 *) hair 300 *) invitations 250 *) favours 500
Carriedaway Posts: 1863
*) Venue 8000 *) Band including DJ 1750 *) Flowers 500 5 bouqets, flowers for church, centre pieces for dinner tables, 5 button holes, 2 corsages, and the mammys 2 bouqets *) cake 350 *) photographer 2350 *) Dress, shoes and veil 2500 *) Suits 610 for 6 suits and page boy suit *) bridal car 350 *) Bridal party car 400 *) Church Harpist and singer 320 *) Piano player for drinks reception 250 *) Invites 100 *) Bridesmaids jewlery 150 *) Bridesmaids Dresses 190 each *) Bridesmaids Shoes 100 *) Make up 240 for 6 people
dreambaby2013 Posts: 2445
Here's a rough brakdown of mine *) Venue - 43 euro a head ( includes choice of starter, soup, main, desert. Free corkage. Free late bar. Complimentary arrivals reception, tea/coffe sanwiches for evening. Bridal suit and parents rooms) *) Band & Dj - 1800 *) Videographer - 1000 *) My dress - 1080 *) Bridsmiads - 185 each *) mens suits with ties made to match - 395 (got grooms free as booked at wedding fair) *) pre-marriage course - 150 *) registrar - 150 *) carricture for cake - 199 *) cake - brothers making *) flowers - mum *) wine - 180 for 30 bottles of red, 252 for 60 bottles of white *) Fairylight drop + unlimited seat covers - 495 *) church music - 340 *) invites - aprox 1.20 each (making myself) *) favors - aprox 1.00 each (assembly myself) *) my shoes - 200 (treated myself wearing again the next day with short dress) *) Make up - cousin as present along with baskets etc for venue *) Photographer - brother has booked and paid for his friend to do it so don't know how much it cost. all the sundry bits like jewlery, gifts, accessories add up to more than you think i haven't finished with this yet so still adding up. i did get carried away a small bit with details but it will all be worth it
April13 Posts: 635
Venue - €10500 Band including DJ - €1200 Flowers - €500 4 bouqets, flowers for church, centre pieces for dinner tables, 10 button holes, 2 corsages, and the mammys 2 bouqets cake free (making myself) photographer - €800 Videographer - €900 Dress, shoes and veil - €600 Suits -€800 for 8 suits and 2 page boy suit bridal car free - included in hotel package Bridal party car included in hotel package Church singer Free (brother playing guitar, friend singing) Piano player for drinks reception Free (brother Invites - €150 (making myself) Bridesmaids Dresses - €65 each Rings - €700 (Sale in local jewellers) Wine - €360 for 120 bottles Make up - €150 - Myself, 3 Bridesmaids and Mam!! :) Flowergirl Dresses - €35 each- 2 Dunnes Stores