(Closed) Badly over budget :(

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

You CAN cut the grooms gift – $160 is a lot of money.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

Also – you could cut programs too – you don’t NEED them.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Would you have time to get a part time job only until you get the missing money?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Cut the favors!  Not needed.  I would also cut any other gifts you can.  People will understand.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with the groom’s gifts and programs.  Neither of those are necessary.  You can cut out gifts between the two of you and just have a special dinner out later or something.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Well there are really only a few things you can do- cut the items you don’t HAVE to have (progarms and favor). You also need to see if you can find some way to have extra income-I don’t know what your careers are but extra shifts or a weekend/night job. Otherwise you could see if your parents could help out and set up a payment plan to repay them. Also your thank you gifts could wait a few weeks after the wedding, they don’t have to be given now.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

I would try to cut the groom’s gift and programs since I don’t think either is necessary.  Of course, depending on your particular circumstance they may not be cuttable. I might also talk to some vendors and ask if you can delay paying them, people can be unexpectedly generous and felxible.

While credit card debt is a terrible thing, if you have shortfall that’s only about a months time could you put a couple hundred on a card and pay it off before it starts accrueing interest?

Or, could you borrow $500 or so from parents and pay it back in a couple of months?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Try to cut costs to best you can. Gifts and programs are not required. Do you have a friend that can get ordained on line?? You will save money on that. With favors just count the dessert bar as a favor. Just place some take home bags on the table. Good Luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee

yes I agree. cut the last three items. He’s getting  you as a gift. Favors are extras as are programs. Concentrate on the wedding and the refreshements.  All else is extra and probably not eco-friendly . 

If you want programs. do them up on white paper and tie a ribbon on a one sheet and then on your computer. Or get someone to print them at work.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

can you decrease your baking costs? that seems really high, but then again, i dont know what you’re baking.

and i agree with everyone else–cut gifts, programs, and favors.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Do some major cutting!!!! Programs, gifts, favors etc….

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re not having programs or favors.  We feel like programs aren’t really necessary.  Everyone can pretty much understand what is happening during a wedding ceremony and if you’re concerned about introducing your wedding party, that can be done at the reception.  

Favors…half the people forget them at the ceremony anyways…or they don’t really care about them the next day.  

We’ve really paired down our budget by stepping back and first asking ourselves if it’s “needed”  and if the answer is “no”, then we evaluate if the money can be put to better use elsewhere.  

You might also consider holding off on gifts for eachother.  Although we haven’t decided yet, that might very well happen for us…we’ve passed on giving eachother Christmas presents before because money is an issue.  

I’m sure you’ll find a way to make it work.  Just take a moment to breathe!  Good Luck!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

mss-spunkin, don’t cry. What you need is what you have.  That’s it. tell the grooms men their gifts will come later. It does not have to be that day.. they will understand.

you can get good flatware at the dollar tree. check online. dollartree.com. they ship to you.

otw: make an electric, gas, or phone bill late. the ones tha don’t charge you credit to go over 30 days. 

 

can you rent flatware also from a rent-a-center?

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