For those that went over budget….

posted 3 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much OVER budget did you go?
    1-2K : (7 votes)
    35 %
    2-5K : (13 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 4
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Original budget 35k, upped to 45k, looks like it will be about 50k six months out, so who knows.

    Post # 5
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We went about double over. 50k orig 110 total in the end.   

    Post # 7
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wanted to spend 2.5K, DH budgeted 5K, we actually paid 4K!

    Post # 10
    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    20 posts
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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

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