I loved Father of the Bride. I mean really, who doesn’t? It’s a classic early 90s movie filled with heartfelt moments and goofy humor. I caught it on local cable the other day and got sucked into it for the millionth time and this time, really paid attention to the numbers. Maybe it’s because I’m a bride planning my own wedding and it hadn’t even phased me before, but these people spent BIG bucks! Especially for the 90s.
Let’s remember, a house wedding, does NOT mean cheaper. Especially if your house looks like this:
Between the renovations, flowers, catering and outfitting the house, having a wedding at home isn’t necessarily cheap. Mr. Banks was quoted $250 a head with a 500-person guest list–that’s $125K! Needless to say, their guest list was trimmed…
Glamour, however, was not. There was the gorgeous tent. The several thousand dollar wedding cake and, of course, let’s not forget the swans!
Let’s do the math:
150 guests at $250/head=$37,500
Which means today, it would be a $62,682.54 backyard wedding!(I used this nifty inflation calculator to figure that out)
Think that’s reasonable today for a backyard wedding??For more bridal bliss, check out my Behind the Veil bridal video series and Wedding Wednesdays. You can also follow me on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, too!