Share your budget?

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by missy0107, May 20, 2009.

  1. missy0107

    missy0107 Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2008
    I saw at least one budget posted but I don't recall who it was! Anyone willing to share budgets and/or BEO's?
  2. rumrunnergirl

    rumrunnergirl DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2005
    You're looking for Wishes Weddings, right?
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  4. missy0107

    missy0107 Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2008
    Either one! Escape brides still have budgets!
  5. DISNEY*lover

    DISNEY*lover DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2008
    Ceremony 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM September 7, 2009
    Wedding Pavilion Fee @ $2662.50
    1 Motor Coach for 7 hours @ $683.55
    1 Limo @ $282.48
    Total - $3628.53

    Wedding Cake & Delivery 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    2 tier Mad Hatter @ $505.88
    Total - $505.88

    Pre-reception & Reception 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
    35 Bar Package Call Brands $36.00/each @ $1623.70
    Wedding Cake Handling Fee @ $106.23
    35 Central Valley Buffet Lunch $45.00/each @ $2029.62
    23 Beef skewers with teriyaki glaze $8.00/each @ $237.11
    DJ Chuck@ $1500.00
    2 Vendor Meals $13.95/each @ $35.95
    Total - $5532.61

    Dessert Party 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    35 Illuminations viewing fee $12.95/each @ $482.71
    UK Lower location fee @ $292.88
    35 Petit Classics $24.00/each @ $1127.57
    (cutting the chocolate eclairs, pistachio cannolis, and cream horns)
    Outdoor set-up fee @ $79.88
    Total - $1983.04

    Total - $11650.06

    Floral BEO
    35 Red rose petals for staged exit $2.50/each @ $87.50
    Disney Fairytale Wedding cake knife & server set @ $50.00
    (5) 9" Cylinders filled with red gel and black Mickey confetti $12.00/each @ $60.00
    (5) 9" Rental Equipment @ $25.00
    Aisle Swaging @ $159.75
    Total with tax - $407.10

    Linens Option #1 Standard white linens with red organza overlay
    (6) 132" Round red organza overlay for guest tables, sweetheart table & cake table $38.00/each @ $228.00
    4 Swag red organza overlay at 4 points on each guest table $16.00/each @ $64.00
    2 Swag red organza overlay at 3 points on cake and sweetheart table $12.00/each @ $36.00
    6 Sprinkle white rose petals on table $12.50/each @ $75.00
    Total with tax - $429.20

    Grand total w/ linen option #1 - $12486.36

    HTH! :)
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  6. Knelson85

    Knelson85 Counting down the days until our Disney Wedding!!

    Apr 9, 2008
    Thanks for posting all that info....very helpful!!!

    Do you know if that includes tax and service charge??
  7. DISNEY*lover

    DISNEY*lover DIS Veteran

    Apr 22, 2008
    Yup, it all includes tax and service charges!
  8. MegKate

    MegKate 2010 UMaine Graduate... now unemployed. What to do

    Aug 25, 2008
    I should have mine within a week or two and I'll post. I know it's at 18K WITHOUT Floral. :scared:
  9. BirdyGirl85

    BirdyGirl85 Lion King Fan

    May 21, 2009
    I'm so glad this topic was made! I want to get some ideas of how much Disney Weddings cost. This helps a lot! Thanks! I hope to hear from more people about their Disney Weddings and how much they spent as well.
  10. honey2741

    honey2741 DIS Veteran

    Oct 14, 2007
    Right on! :thumbsup2
  11. missy0107

    missy0107 Mouseketeer

    Oct 4, 2008
    Here's my ESTIMATED budget for my 25 person Escape wedding. I am getting married on December 4.

    Ceremony: $5025 (est)
    (includes extra 5 people and 2 rose wands)
    Photography: $800 (final)
    Food: $1500 BBQ at St. James Patio Boardwalk (est)
    Beverage: $700 (est)
    Cake: $450 (est)

    Save the Dates: $15 (est)
    Invites: $50 (est)

    Dress: $125! (final)
    Accessories: $50 (est)
    Hair/Makeup: $200 (final)
    Dress Steaming: ?

    Welcome bags/favors: $150 (est)

    ESTIMATEDtotal: $9365
  12. rumrunnergirl

    rumrunnergirl DIS Veteran

    Apr 11, 2005
  13. IrishLily

    IrishLily Mouseketeer

    May 15, 2007
    This is for a 85 person wedding. We're hoping only 75-80 come, but thought it would be prudent to budget for more coming than expected, and cut down once we get our final guest count.

    Location: Sea Breeze Point $1597.50
    Keyboardist: $825
    Limo: $282
    Motorcoach: 1 at $781.20
    Bar Package: 72 at $41pp (5 hours) $3804
    Soda Package: 13 at $24pp $402
    Cake: Mad Hatter 3 Tier $1049.83
    Cake Handling Fee: $220.30
    Vendor Meal: 1 at $17.98
    Buffet Dinners: 85 at $73pp $7995.82
    DJ: $1500
    Pin Spotting: 9 at $125/table $1125

    Total: $19600.63

    Floral Budget:
    Bride's Bouquet: $225
    BM Bouquets: 4 at $85/bouquet $340
    Flower Girl silver bucket filled with rose petals: $22.50
    Boutonnieres: 8 at $10.50ea $84
    Corsages: 2 at $26ea $52
    Unity Candle Set (rental): $65
    Hurricane globes for unity candles: $10
    Silver revere bowls designed rounded and French using light green hydrangea to be placed on steps: 4 at $80ea $320
    22" glass cylinders w/ green marbles in base of cylinder: 8 at $20ea $180
    Floral arrangements atop cylinders for centerpieces (round arrangements with ivory spider mums and queen annes lace): 9 at $200ea $1800
    Moss crushed linens: 9 at $39ea $351
    Chairs with ties: 85 at $8.50ea $722.50

    Total: $4443.18

    Grand Total: $24043.81
  14. Nikisha421

    Nikisha421 i'm the mom thats hoping and praying that my Disne

    Feb 3, 2008
    this is a real awesome (informative:goodvibes)thread!!!
  15. In Luv with Disney

    In Luv with Disney DIS Veteran

    May 4, 2004
    This info is SO informative!!!!! One of my best friends just got back from her FIRST TRIP to WDW with her fiance and their kids. She has decided to have a WDW Destination Wedding!!!!! She is BEYOND excited. She is going to be calling WDW Wedding Planning tomorrow. These budgets and exactly what you are spending is a great idea of how much hers is going to cost!

    She was interested in an Escape Wedding, but MAY have more than 20 people. Will that be a problem? She is also thinking about having a brunch after their ceremony, instead of a dinner. Is that possible?

    I am BEYOND excited for her!!!!!! :cheer2:
  16. disbridemimi

    disbridemimi DIS Veteran

    Mar 19, 2009
    I also find these threads super helpful! it def helps to see all of the handling fees etc that you may forget to budget for!

    Here is what I am looking at for 2010, so far

    Wedding part:
    Escape Package SBP 4750
    Officiant 250
    Upgraded floral, petals for aisle and to toss 200.00
    extra champagne- (?) 100.00

    Outside vendor- 6 hours CD only1500.00
    MK shoot 1000.00
    Videography outside vendor- 1375.00

    OHanas 768.00 (20 people w tip)
    or Narcoosees 1935.00

    Dessert Party
    -this will ne either Welcome party or night of wedding, not sure yet, I feel like Ohanas & DP would be way too much food!

    DP view fee (13$pp x 20 guests) 260.00
    DP food (28pp x 20 guests) = 560.00
    site fee (UK) 325.00
    set up fee 75.00
    DP photgraphy 350.00

    over 20 guests fee (if we get more rsvps) 500.00
    5 extra dinners OHanas 190.00
    5 extra view fees 65.00
    5 extra desserts- 140.00

    So we are looking at a total budget range of 12408 - 13760for an Escape with everything that we want, we may cut out some extras, it still makes sense for us to so Escape because we want to use outside vendors for video & photos, whereas if we do wishes we would be at the 12k minimum add taxes your at almost 15, then on top of that wed have to add photos & vides with the vendors we want so we would be at 17-20 total with wishes.
    Things we may have to cut to make the budget work-
    MK shoot
    Outside photography

    We still need to plan for invites, std's, rings, attire, dress steaming & make-up, accomodations & flights
  17. DisneyBrideToni

    DisneyBrideToni <font color=deeppink>Proud BLT DVC Owner<br><font

    Apr 2, 2008

    Sea Breeze Point..........$1,539.00
    Violinist......................$875.00 (this is for the entire day)
    Cinderella's Coach........$2,700.00


    Wedding Cake.............$479.50 (2 tier Mad Hatter)
    Wedding Cake Handling Fee....$94.50
    6 Bottles of Sparkling Cider....$177.83
    32 Soft drink/water package (4.5 hours)........$704.00 (nobody drinks)
    -Regular and Diet Soft Drinks
    -Fruit Juices
    -Bottled Water
    -Bottled Mineral Water

    27 Glass Coach Dinner Buffets ($109.00 a head)....$3,792.50
    -Antipasta Display with Bread Sticks
    -Spanakopitas with Artichoke Tomato Tapenade
    -Pan-seared Crab Cakes with Lemon Dill Cream
    -Medley of Field Greens, with Tomatoes, cucumbers and carrots
    -Low-Fat Zifandel, Caesar and Bacon-Ranch dressings
    -Mediterranean Style Shrimp and Pasta Salad
    -Tomato & Mozzerella Drizzled with Balsamic Vinigar
    -Island Spiced Mahi Mahi with Grilled Pinapple and Citrus with
    Vanilla Bean Burre Blanc
    -Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast with Basil Mashed Potatoes,
    Mushroom Cream Sauce and Fried Parsley
    -Olive Oil Grilled Vegetables
    -Horseradish Crusted Beef Strip Loin (carved to order) with
    Worcestershire Demi
    -Focaccia, Ciabatta and Baguettes with Olive Oil and Butter
    -Coffee and Tea also available

    2 Vendor Meals, Chef's Choice...$100.64
    4 Gus and Jaq Dinners (kids)......$128.87
    -Chicken Tenders, Mac and Cheese, Fries and Corn

    Donald Duck & Mickey Mouse.........$1200.00

    Dessert Party

    UK Lochside (Lower)...........$346.13
    31 Illuminations viewing fee....$427.54
    Set up fee..........$79.88
    31 Desserts Created by You....$1,078.60
    -Chocolate and Caramel Brownies
    -Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies
    -Biscuits, angel food cake, sponge cake
    -Toppings (strawberries, pineapple, mandarin oranges, peaches, chocolate
    vanilla puddings, whipped cream, caramel, chocolate syrup, cherries,
    M&M's, Cookie Crumbs, nuts).
    -fruit punch, coffees and teas served with swizzles, chocolate mint sticks,
    Licorice drops, flavored syrups, assorted sugars, cream, honey and lemon.
    -Seasonal Beverage (house made iced coffee or warm mulled cider)


    Floral Package......................$3,261.99

    Floral Breakdown

    Bridal Bouquet...$225.00-Round French bouquet with blush, light pink and hot pink roses, 12 Mickey Swarovski crystals, wrapped in shocking pink satin ribbon

    Matron of Honor Bouquet.....$125.00-Round French bouquet with white roses and light green hydrangea. Wrapped with spring moss satin ribbon.

    Grooms Bout...$19.50-Blush rose with Italian Ruscus and 3 Mickey crystals
    Best Man Bout..$12.50-White rose with Italian Ruscus wrapped in silver ribbon
    2 Father Bouts..$25.00-White rose with Italian Ruscus wrapped in silver ribbon

    3 Mother corsages..$78.00-white spray roses with filler, greens and willow sheer ribbon.

    Sand Ceremony...$25.00-pink sand and white sand w/silver glitter and containers

    90" pink satin linen as an overlay over the white resort linen on the altar table, swagged at three points with willow sheer bows....$49.00

    3 mother presentation roses...$60.00-Light pink roses with willow sheer ribbons

    Swagged arch where bride and groom stand with white chiffon a cluster of blush, light pink and hot pink roses, spray roses, light pink and light green hydrangea and greens at the center point, willow sheer bows on each corner point......$175.00

    Swag both sides of side railings with shocking pink satin ribbon and willow sheer ribbon with a bow at the top and bottom of the railing.....$60.00

    Natural Color column with vase of 9 yellow memorial roses on brides side of altar......$50.00 (includes rental fee of $12.50 for column).

    White and blush and light green rose petals scattered down aisle.....$75.00. (light amount)

    32 White cotton chair covers with sage green sheer sashes in a bow.........$272.00

    90" round sage satin floor length linen on guest book table...$22.00
    White, blush, light pink, medium pink and light green rose petals scattered on guest book table..$7.50
    Transfer Memorial Vase to put on Guest book table (part of $100.00 moving fee)

    11 4x6x6 vase arrangements designed french using blush, light pink and hot pink roses, light pink and light green hydrangea with iridescent clear marbles in base of vase and acrylic crystal picks. One on each guest table and 2 on head table.....$825.00

    30 Votive Candles, place 3 on guest tables and head table...$75.00

    Scatter light amount of blush, light pink, medium pink and light green rose petals on buffet tables...$30.00
    Scatter Silver Mickey Confetti on buffet Tables....$12.00

    Using Resort white standard linens.

    132" Apple organza floor length linen to cover the entire cake table over the resort white linen......$38.00
    Sprinkle Mickey Confetti on Cake Table....$6.00
    Cake Floral........$125.00

    132" Pink Satin Overlay over white resort linen on head table, swagged at three points with willow sheer bows sheer bows at each point.....$62.00
    Attach 3 strands of clear glass crystals ending with kite-shaped glass crystals (different lengths) at each swag point............$144.00

    Transfer all 11 centerpieces to dessert party (part of $100.00 moving fee)
    Put LED light inside vase of centerpieces......$33.00

    Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot......$1,000.00

    Reverand Jack Day (for ceremony and rehearsal).....$300.00

    STVS Video- 10 hours coverage, Fairy Tale Book opening with invitation, two cameras, slow motion retrospective, sneak peek, three dvd copies of completed video and blu-ray disc an interview of how we met, High Definition (Blu-Ray) and live web cam..$3,175.65

    Misty Miotto-Platinum Package with Unlimited hours coverage, lighting setup, 2 photographers, 1500 images taken on high resolution CD, 2 proof albums including up to 250 color or black and white images that you choose, 11x14 Framed and Matted Portrait, 5 8x10 images 10 5x7 images, 5 8x10 artistic black and white images with color enhancements, full reproduction rights, wedding photo preview site, 100 image slideshow combined with music, special effects and your favorite images....$2,497.00

    Beaute Speciale....Bride & Matron of Honor Hair and Make-up....$230.00
    (hair $65.00 each, makeup $50.00 each)

    Carolyn Allen’s steaming......not sure how much for my gown but my mother and matron of honors dress will be $20.00 each.

    Tea Party at GF...(not sure of actual cost yet)

  18. Nikisha421

    Nikisha421 i'm the mom thats hoping and praying that my Disne

    Feb 3, 2008
    its really easy to spend $25, :scared1::sick::rolleyes: im very scared to part ways with my sick already
  19. Desnik

    Desnik <font color=teal>I actually love packing and plann

    Oct 16, 1999
    Here is my estimated budget for our vow renewal on Mon. Nov. 9, 2009

    Wedding Pavilion........ $3000
    Limo........ $282.48 (3 hours includes tax)
    Motor coach........ $683.55 (7 hours includes tax)
    Flowers........ $374 (1 bouquet, 1 floral wand, 2 boutonnieres)

    Reception (WhiteHall Room & Patio)
    DJ........ $1500
    Mickey & Minnie........ $1200
    Food........ $5160 (based on 50 people, some of those being kids, no cocktail hour, sit down dinner(appetizer, salad, dual plate(filet mignon & chicken) package bar beer/wine and soda) *does not include 6.5% tax and 21% gratuity*
    Cake........ $800 (estimated)
    Silhouette Artist........ $500 (outside vender)
    Linens........ ?
    Centerpieces........ ?
    We go to our planning session in June so I should have an estimate for the linens and centerpieces then.

    Other Expenses
    Photographer........ $1785 (Misty Miotto Silver package)
    Videographer........ $2106.50 (STVS classic edit with Blu ray add on)
    Officiant........ $225 (Rev. Kevin Knox)
    Hair/makeup........ $170 (Patricia LeJuene)
    Manicure at GF Spa........ $70
    Invitations........ $50 (cards and pockets)
    Airfare........ $820 (DH, myself & our 2 kids)
    Resort........ $2440 (5 nights GF main building concierge(RPC), Disney pays 1 night)
    My Dress........ $800 (paid by my mom)
    Clothing and shoes for DH & Kids........ ?
    My Shoes........ ?
    MVMXP tickets........ $363 (2 adults 2 kids)
    Park Passes........ We already have AP's (2 adult AP's free from DFTW, & 2 child AP's we will purchase in June with our DVC discount plus 10% off coupon)

    *Disney Portion total w/o tax and linens and centerpieces so far is $12,200.03

    *Other expenses total $8529.50 without the clothing and shoes for DH & kids and without my shoes.

    *My budget for everything is $20,000. I am over my budget so far by $729.53. I don't think that's too bad!:rotfl:
  20. julipuli

    julipuli Earning My Ears

    May 4, 2009
    Here's mine, so far.

    Escape package: $4500
    Extra Champagne/Cider: $200
    Flights for my fiance and I: $700
    Hotel (6 nights, AKL): $3200
    Dress and accessories: $800
    Tux rental: $150
    Hair and Makeup: $215 (by beaute speciale, includes makeup trial)
    Dress Steaming: $75
    Marriage License: $190

    Total: $9,955

    That's not including a brunch/lunch after the ceremony - not sure how much that will be, but we'll have 17 people. Also doesn't include reception costs, as I don't have those yet since we're doing it in San Diego.
  21. WeLoveLilo05

    WeLoveLilo05 DIS Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Do you mind if I ask how many people you have coming to your wedding?

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