Your Table Decor & Your Wedding Budget – The Standard Budget, Part 1

We get asked often about wedding costs in the Dallas, Texas area as wedding planners.  How much does an average wedding cost?  What should my wedding budget be?  Am I spending the right amount on my wedding?  All of these are great questions! There is no easy answer when it comes to your wedding budget.

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Standard Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budget for each attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices!

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

The Design

Our inspiration was the blue and white  ware  vessels (as  shown  on  the  Luxury  Table) for the look and feel of the shoot. We wanted to explore how one color palette could be used to express several different styles.  So we  used  the  blue  and  white  elements  with  a  pop  of  clementine  orange  to  brighten  things  up.  This was accompanied by gorgeous  floral  courtesy  of  Coco  Fleur  Event  Design.    It was shot  by  the  incomparable  Absolute  Photography  and  set  in  the  lovely  ceremony  space  at  The Ranch at The  Springs  in  Denton.  We  love  the  fresh,  summery  feel  of  all  three  tables! 

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Luxury Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

**Please note – these are suggested budgets only.  No couple ever has exactly the same wedding budget, because no budget reflects the same priorities!**

 

The Standard Level – $30,000 for 150 guests

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Standard Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

Placesetting and Table Details

This table represents what we often hear as the ‘average’ wedding budget.  Some couples are surprised when we start digging into costs that some things considered ‘basic’ are out of budget. This element will change from couple to couple, but often this is china, flatware, and glasses.  We want to show you that you can still have a pretty table with faux flatware!  What you see here is the silver plasticware.  We splurged on a real napkin, to keep things looking more finished.

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Standard Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

Centerpiece

Centerpieces in the Standard range tend to be a mix of low, lush pieces as shown here. Other lower cost options are a candlescape, lantern, or candelabra.  We also reuse pieces from the ceremony fairly frequently – bridesmaids’ bouquets, chair floral, or even your ceremony arch floral can be placed within your reception to keep costs under control.

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Standard Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

Budget Breakdown

You can get a sense of how you might apportion your costs as we look at the full wedding budget.  There are definitely places to give and take here – it all depends on matters most to you and your partner!  For example, maybe floral is more important to you than having an open bar and an elegant meal.  You could possibly save some money by doing beer and wine only and going with a more casual type of food. Thus you can allocate that extra money to increase your floral budget.  We’ve got lots of great information on budgeting – check out this article HERE!

 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Standard Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

We’ve got two more tables to check out so stay tuned!  If you’re already feeling overwhelmed, click HERE to contact us about helping out with your budgeting!

 

Brooke has been planning weddings since 2013 and is the Senior Lead Planner at Each & Every Detail. She is a Certified Wedding Planner with the American Association of Certified Wedding Planners and has been an instructor in their training courses since 2016.


 

The fact of the matter is that the cost of a wedding is totally based on what you want and what your priorities are.  There’s a great deal of difference between the way a $25,000 wedding for 250 guests looks versus a wedding for 50 guests at the same budget point.  To help illustrate this point, we put together three sample reception tables with full wedding budgets attached, so that you can get a sense of expected prices! - Standard Table - Navy and Orange Tablescape - Outdoor Wedding - Spring Wedding Table - Wedding Planner - Each & Every Detail

 

Vendors

photography: Absolute Photography  //  florals: Coco Fleur Event Design                                                             design & planning: Brooke Millis, Each & Every Detail  //  linens: BBJ Linen  //  paper: Brittany Gilbert Design    rentals (luxury table): Marquee Event Rentals   //  rentals (premium table): Pretty Little Plates                             venue: The Ranch at The Springs in Denton 

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