How Much Does a Wedding Cost in Toronto, Ontario? (2024)

My own wedding has come and gone and I see a lot of couples struggling to know how much stuff is costing. I just wanted to share the breakdown of my wedding day costs (and do a shoutout to our awesome vendors). In October 2023, we spent $20,000 on our wedding for 80 people.

Wedding Budget Breakdown: $20,000 for 80 people

Venue + Food + Drinks: $13,000
  • 80 people, $90 per head (plated dinner service and cocktail hour)
  • We payed the drink tab - $6 per drink
  • $1500 site fee (included on-site ceremony)
Flowers and Decor: $1600
  • It would have cost me $1600 to "order from myself"
  • Bridal bouquet, 6 bridesmaid bouquets, 9 boutonnieres, 10 centerpieces, arch, arch flowers, sweetheart table garland
Videography: $1600 [BEST INVESTMENT!]
  • 5 hours of coverage, 2 videographers
  • Raw footage and audio delivered
  • I edited my own highlight video
Bridal Makeup + Trial: $200
  • Kaylee Ground
Bridal Hair + Trial: $220
  • Mizz Hair
DJ: $800
  • We found a cheap DJ but we unfortunately were a bit disappointed with the overall service. Do your research and don't cheap out on your wedding day!
Officiant: $275
Wedding attire: $1000
  • Tip Top Tailor: $300 suit + $80 shoes
  • Homemade dress: $600 material + $60 shoes
Photography: Gifted by a friend
  • Definitely took a risk here, but the photos turned out!
  • I value video coverage more, so we allocated our "photo" budget towards videographers instead. And I would not change it for the world.
My biggest tip for brides currently booking vendors: Please do your research, look for reviews and have a video call with your vendors before booking. Beware of fake reviews! We chose a DJ because he had great prices, and even though I had a bad gut feeling because of the strange emails he would send us, I still booked him and he was unfortunately a disappointment for us on the wedding day. But otherwise our vendors were absolutely amazing.
Another tip: If you can budget for it, add in video coverage. Even if it's just someone coming to record raw footage. We saved a lot of money not paying for editing, but we had to specifically request a custom package without the video editing. Having high quality, raw recordings of my ceremony and parent speeches and first dance is priceless!
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Hey, I'm Sarah

I'm a florist that rents out high quality faux flowers all over Ontario. Faux blooms are predictable, more affordable, and highly customizable. I offer rental bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, arch decor, centerpieces, garlands, and pretty much any flower decor you could want at your wedding! And the beautiful thing is, the flowers at your wedding will be repurposed for many, many other couples in the years to come.

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