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    How much budget to set aside for wedding?

    Hi everyone, just wondering how much is a realistic budget to set aside for a wedding? assuming no vera wang gowns, pre-wedding photoshoot in europe included, roughly how much should be expected?

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    Senior Member rojak is on a distinguished road
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    Well it depends on a variety of stuff, such as whether you're having a banquet / lunch / reception etc... but here's what i have done up for myself, just a rough gauge, to share. hope it helps!

    1 banquet 23353
    2 Church reception 2400
    3 Church florist 500 1000
    4 Church misc décor 200 300
    5 Church invitation cards 200 200
    6 Hotel invitation cards 300 300
    7 Cakes etc for Guo Da Li 500 500
    8 Helpers ang bao 2000 3000
    9 Bridal studio 4288 4288
    10 Photoshoot top-up500 1000
    11 AD photography 1000 1800
    12 AD VG 300 300
    13 Wedding bands 1000 1000
    14 Si Dian Jin 2000 3000
    Total 36141 42441

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    Senior Member rojak is on a distinguished road
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    Oh, the 2 numbers are my minimum-maximum for budget

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    thanks for sharing rojak! otherwise very hard to pull numbers out of the sky to know how much to spend...keep saving with no amount to work towards oso not very helpful. haha!

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    Senior Member rojak is on a distinguished road
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    you're welcome! i agree, details and specific goals are much easier to work with, rather than rough gauges and imaginations.

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    you also need to consider if you are getting new place or moving in to ur htb. Wardrobe, bed, etc also cost $$

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    ya those things too! no wonder ppl say getting married is an expensive affair...hahaha

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    i think mine is about 1-3k more for each item from rojak's list.. my total expenditure comes up to about 70k including the banquet because my family and hubby's family is so big!

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    70K!!!!! Emilyy u are rich.... i hope my dream wedding will not be that expensive.. >.<

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    if u are on very very budget basis. No high requirement... maybe a VERYYYY minimum of S$8,000 is sufficient (exclude banquet lah.)

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    Junior Member Arasia is on a distinguished road
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    Has anyone done tea ceremony (at houses) + solemnization at a church with buffet + hotel banquet at night?
    Is it too much? Will it be overly expensive?
    That's my ideal but i'm just worried is it too much and i will be overspending...

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    Arasia, I think that's not too much, but might be expensive! Especially when you have alot of guest.

    For tea ceremony, I think it's a must, and you wont be incurring much? Since you dont have to cater for food or anything. You can too, if you want but I dont think it's a must to cater for food. For the solemnization, you can try and do it before the hotel banquet. But for urs, its a church. Maybe for the solemnization, to cut cost, dont invite too many people. Church friends/ppl who are not going to the banquet at night and of cos, ur immediate families and close friends. Other than that, I dont think u will need to invite. Especially if they are already going to attend the banquet at night.

    I've attended church wedding without a buffet. Just a nice cosy event. So maybe you can do that too? Maybe some tapas, not full range of buffet line (:

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    Junior Member Arasia is on a distinguished road
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    Hi pinnpinn,
    thanks for the suggestions!
    I guess if the church reception is just a couple of hours before the banquet it should be fine to not have any food right...? Then some small eats for the tea ceremony like maybe sandwiches, finger food and drinks...

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    I dont usually see food during tea ceremony lei. Maybe ur family or his family can prepare (I usually see drinks or like tidbits) Yea, I think church reception not necessary need to have food. But im not sure if it's the practice. Maybe u can ask friends who held church wedding before? The one that I attended once (a few yrs back), do not have food. Unless they only have a church wedding and nothing else (no banquet), then, there will be a buffet.

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