Post # 1
How much more did you spend than you planned on?
Just over a bit? Double? Triple?
For my mom it was over double. We would have eloped but my mom talked us into having a “small” wedding and she also talked us into a few other things as well. So though in my head I set a 10K budget for 55 people it ended up being more like 24K.
Post # 3
It won’t allow me to edit the poll! It posted without me putting other options!
Post # 4
Original budget 35k, upped to 45k, looks like it will be about 50k six months out, so who knows.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Our original budget was $5000 but we ended up spending $5800 when all was said and done.
Post # 6
We went about double over. 50k orig 110 total in the end.
Post # 7
Between SO and I our budget is 10,000 (not including photography, my dress, and venue + food) because my parents were too gracious and offered to pay for those as a wedding gift to SO and I. We are currently sitting at 15,000 so 50% over budget. Yep, definitely feeling a tad bit stressed out..
Post # 8
Our original budget for all wedding events (rehearsal, ceremony/reception, brunch) was $26k, and it looks like we’re going to be coming in at $27k-$28k. I actually feel pretty good about it–the original number is based on what our parents offered us when we just started looking, before we really had any sense of how expensive it was going to be. They’ve said it won’t be a problem if we go over somewhat.
I am planning on covering the expected $1000-$2000 overage. If we end up going over because every single family member who we put as a “likely decline” comes, I will take my parents up on their offer to contribute more.
Post # 9
I wanted to spend 2.5K, DH budgeted 5K, we actually paid 4K!
Post # 10
Our original budget was 15,000 but it’s looking closer to 20,000 now. I’ll be happy if we can keep it under $20,000.
Post # 11
Our original budget was 30k for the whole thing… wedding for 250 guests, rings, and honeymoon included. Now we’re looking at 30k total for just the wedding and we’re paying for the rings and honeymoon with other money… so we’re at least 4k over right now