The information below is part of the “What Weddings Really Cost” post and is meant to provide knowledge about wedding costs. Please read this post to understand the below information!

Below is an estimation for what a very basic, “simple and pretty” 100 guest wedding would cost in Ventura.

Please note: This is JUST an estimation to show average price points for the various elements needed for a wedding, and does not include any “bells and whistles”. This should not be considered an exact representation of all Ventura weddings, as each wedding is unique to the couple and their preferences!

Venue Rental – $3,500

Food and Beverage – $10,000 (for appetizers and a 3 course plated meal)

Rentals (Basic needs) – $4,000

Florals & Decor – $3,000 (Simple centerpiece of single stem of tulips in various vases; bridal party of 4 bridesmaids and 4 groomsmen)

Linens (Basic) – $800

Photographer – $3,000 to $5,000

Cinematography – $3,000 to $5,000

Month-of Planner – $1,500 to $3,500

Transportation – $500 (for transportation for wedding party, shuttling of guests isn’t always necessary in this area)

Entertainment – $2,000 for DJ and $10,000 for band

Hair & Makeup – $500 (bride only, including travel)

Cake – $500

Paper Goods – $1,200

Ceremony Costs – $500

TOTAL: $34,000 to $48,000

Not included in above but recommended:

Dress: $3000


This estimation is courtesy of Ventura wedding planner Joelle Duff of A Charming Occasion, who is a member of The V List.

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