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Finally Figured it Out :) Wedding Expenses Recount

April 27th, 2016 at 07:51 pm

I'd successfully shared an album from iCloud before, but I tried that tonight, and it kept my full name! Ugh! So I made an album in Amazon drive, and was even able to upload videos!

You'll never guess what the pictures and videos are all about will you? Big Grin

Some of the photos are repeats, most aren't. One video is of my brother singing, and the other video is of us playing the Shoe Game (part of it at least.)

Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/share/Z3Bin621nWftrSroJzpgFo9ncFLs9CVXDgC9L9QnbeU

*The first picture is my favorite one I think. Smile

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I'm still in recovery mode. Had two days of being at work as a married woman. Smile Been trying to get used to writing my new initials in the receipt book. My email address got an alias now, and that confused a few people. So, I had to share the good news. Smile

Mr FT and I opened a joint account on Monday evening. A funny story - we drove there in two cars because he was going to have to leave for work right away. When we got there, we did a quick smooch before heading in. Coming out of the credit union was an old man.

He shouted at us to keep the PDA's out of the public view. Mr FT told him that we'd just gotten married on Sunday and couldn't help it.

The old man shouted back, "Happy New Year!" ???? Smile LOL

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I got my engagement ring and wedding ring resized and soldered ? together. They also shined them up really nice. Smile It was so strange to have the engagement ring off my finger, even if only for less than 24 hours. It's funny how fast you get used to something.
_---It cost $128 to resize and solder. (almost as much as the wedding band itself cost ...)

I haven't added up ALL the costs, but I think we came close to breaking even. We had $2500 gifted to us before the wedding, and received slightly more than $1k in cash/checks + some more in gift cards.

Dress+Alterations - ~$700
Tux rental - $220
Venue rental + use of two rooms - $524
Food for reception - $220
Drink for reception - $35
Food for rehearsal dinner - $50
Drink for rehearsal dinner - $20
Decorations, plates, etc - $56
Hair (trial, +mom and I wedding day) -140
Makeup (trial, mom and I wedding day) - 170
Invitations/Thank You Cards/Postage - $35
Bouquet / boutonniere - $68
Marriage License - $30
Pre-Marital Counseling - $35
Photographer - $250 (so far - owe another $250 when we receive photos)
Printing Photos - $31 so far (Groupon deals, plus two photos from Walgreen's to include in group thank you card to bus company)

If you include a full $500 for the photographer, it comes out to about $2800. I expect to spend probably another $100 - $150 for printing photos. Probably add in another $100 or so for expenses I forgot to include (haven't kept the best track ...) and we're still under what we were gifted.

That leaves some for the honeymoon. Big Grin

Ok, now this may end my wedding talk. For awhile. Big Grin

7 Responses to “Finally Figured it Out :) Wedding Expenses Recount”

  1. Jenn Says:

    FT, thanks again for sharing! I feel like I know you. Your brother's singing is fabulous - wow. I may download that song for my music library. And I'd never seen the shoe game - very funny. I want to see Mr. FT smile!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Jenn. Smile
    Mr FT doesn't smile often for pictures. I do have one picture with him smiling - I'll have to post that one. Smile In the first picture he is kind of smiling, though you have to really zoom in on it to see. Smile

  3. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    Your wedding looks so wonderful. It seems like everyone had a great time! Congratulations and best of luck as you settle into life as a married woman.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    When I was young, my fiance and I were engaging in very mild PDA, and an old man shouted at us, "HIPPIES!" Hippies?

  5. starfishy Says:

    congratulations and thanks for sharing these photos! it looks like you had a lovely and loving wedding day. you were a beautiful bride!! and all for ~$3000? amazing!! Smile

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    You did great with the wedding costs!!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone! Smile
    I spent a bit more than I probably would have without having been gifted money towards the wedding. But not a whole lot more. (mainly more on the dress)

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