We have a budget of $20,000 with some room for expansion. Going with one of the packages at our venue, which includes full open bar, we're paying a little over $12,000, which includes ceremony fee, reception fee, catering, and open bar for 75 people. We also have the venue for the whole weekend, so we can do a rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch there if we so choose (though catering for the RD and brunch isn't included obviously)
Is this too much? We can cut the full bar to just beer and wine, which will cut the cost down some. But I'm just not sure if this is too much. We haven't booked a photographer yet, but the one I'm considering $2500 and the DJ we want is about $2000. We're going to do minimal flowers because we're doing a holiday theme and we have tons of decorations already. I already bought my dress, which came out of my own account and not our wedding budget. Wedding party gifts will probably run about $1000.
Any thoughts? I can do the math obviously, but I just don't know if I'm forgetting little things that will put us way over budget.