For this couple, food and photos were their most-important vendor choices. The Harley-Davidson Museum delivered on their food – and provided an amazing backdrop for their gorgeous photos. We think they had an awesome wedding with some great vendors for $46,000!
Quick Facts – Harley-Davidson Museum Wedding:
- Guests: 165
- Ceremony/Reception: Harley-Davidson Museum
- Total Costs: $46,268
Wedding Essentials ($7,659):
- Invitations: $200
- Cupcakes: $645
- Photographer: $5,400
- Flowers: $1,414
Reception and Ceremony Costs ($25,581):
- Food and Drinks: $24,236 (included 1 hour full open bar and beer/soda and wine all night)
- Officiant: $100
- DJ: $600
- Photo Booth: $645
Attire, Jewelry and Beauty ($11,623):
- Dress: $1,533
- Groom’s Attire: $500
- Rings: $9,300
- Shoes: $40
- Hair and Make-up: $250
Other Costs ($1,219):
- Hotel Suite: $219
- Rehearsal Dinner: $1,000
- Wedding Party Gifts: $185 (jewelry/purses and cuff links/socks)
Honeymoon ($1,400 – Not Included in Total):
- 4 Nights in Las Vegas: $1,400
A Note from the Couple
We asked this happy couple to tell us about their planning and budgeting process, and this is what they had to say:
When planning our wedding the biggest aspects of it that were most important were to ensure we had good/memorable food and amazing pictures to look back on. Therefore, we spent the majority of our money on those 2 aspects, in which we do not regret one bit.
Our food was amazing. No one wants to go to a wedding and not enjoy their dinner. As far as our photographer a huge selling point besides his beautiful pictures was that with our package they included actual live shots in a video that is given to you after your wedding. That is very memorable and worth every penny we spent.
We also didn’t have kids at our wedding to help with cost as well. In addition, didn’t do wedding favors because we figured who needs another coaster or koozie, ha! We had a specific budget in mind and in the end we went over a little bit on our expected budget of $30,000. Overall our wedding day was amazing and we would not change a thing.
– The Happy Couple
A BIG thanks to this couple for sharing their beautiful Harley-Davidson Museum wedding and to Defining78 for the amazing photos!
If you’re currently working on your wedding budget, make sure to read through our previous articles featuring real Milwaukee wedding cost breakdowns.