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!
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.
here's what we're paying:
Band & DJ:€1500
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
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
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
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!
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
venue 75 per head
make up 300
church singer 500
Like the others have said it all depends on where you are and when the wedding is etc..here's a breakdown of mine
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
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
Bridesmaids jewlery 150
Bridesmaids Dresses 190 each
Bridesmaids Shoes 100
Make up 240 for 6 people
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
Here's a rough brakdown of mine
Flowergirl Dresses - €35 each- 2 Dunnes Stores
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!!