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Just engaged! Where do I begin? M&D's Momma 6 weeks Due October 14; 2 kids; Fullerton, CA, United States 1747 posts
28th Dec '12

My fiance proposed to me on Christmas day in front of my whole family. It was so beautiful and emotional. I'm so happy to finally be marrying the man of my dreams. We haven't set a date yet but we're looking at maybe late November. That only gives us 11 months. My mom has a co worker whose daughter is a wedding planner, so we'll be contacting her because I'm totally not into planning. What is a good budget to spend on a wedding. My parents are very traditional and they want to pay for our wedding costs. My fiance and I will be paying for our honeymoon, each others rings, the cake, photography and any extras we want for the wedding. We just don't know how much on average weddings are going to cost. Any advice will help. I have been looking online the past couple days but I'm clueless and overwhelmed about how much stuff there is.

Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57578 posts
28th Dec '12

I would say figure out the amount of people that both sides will be inviting, then you'll have a better estimate about which venues will fit those people, the costs for that, and the costs to feed X amount of people. <3



Congrats!

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
28th Dec '12

Marthastewartweddings.com is great for a budget!



theknot.com is a forum like this one, as well as a personal planner/organizer has everything you would ever need to know. the budget thing doesnt work so well though, thats why i use marthastewart lol

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
28th Dec '12

Well, most people go into it having a budget to start with, and that determines how big they can go. You need to know what your parents can afford.

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
28th Dec '12

awe we got engaged Christmas eve :)
congrats!

M&D's Momma 6 weeks Due October 14; 2 kids; Fullerton, CA, United States 1747 posts
28th Dec '12

Thank you. We will have to get our parents and our lists together to get an estimate. For our baby shower we had like 80 people there and we had no family from out of state so I'm sure it is going to be pretty big. I'm just really excited! I can't wait to say " I do"...



Also did any of you have premarital classes? When is a good time to do that? We want to use my fiance's pastor as our officiant and he requires that.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting M&D's Momma:" Thank you. We will have to get our parents and our lists together to get an estimate. For our baby shower ... [snip!] ... premarital classes? When is a good time to do that? We want to use my fiance's pastor as our officiant and he requires that. "


You usually need to schedule those 6 months in advance of your chosen date.

Mami to a princess Due June 7; 1 child; Miami, Florida 293 posts
28th Dec '12

well it does depend on where u want to have your wedding how many people will attend if you want small simple church wedding of big blow out wedding. my average will be about 24-26 thousand i want a big one though one the beach in miami with the reception in a very nice hotel right on miami beach so mines will be pretty up their that was just average we might have to pay more idk...