Post # 1
So I wanted to spend $5000 for everything (small budget, big guest list: 150 people). I was doing great (actually under budget according to the knot budget tool). Then I went and doubled (ok tripled) the honeymoon budget. Late bookings so the prices went up and then I extended the trip by 3 more nights. I am thinking of NOT including the honeymoon in the budget now because that would push me over budget.
How many of you went overbudget with the honeymoon and decided not to include it in the final budget? I feel like I’ m cheating now though… oh well.
Post # 3
I never included my honeymoon in my wedding budget; I’m budgeting for it seperately. But that’s because my parents are giving me money for my wedding while my honeymoon is 100% paid for by FI and me.
Post # 4
@bridalprincess: include or don’t include it in the wedding budget. it doesn’t really matter because the fact remains the same…you still have to pay for it either way.
Post # 5
I am sure you will get some money from your guests as gifts at the wedding. Would you be willing to use that to finance your honeymoon?
Post # 6
@mypinkshoes: True but since I am the one paying for the wedding while fi just handles household and regular bills, I miht just have him pay for the honeymoon so it’s not comin out of my wedding budget. Does that make sense LOL.
@angelalsmith3: I would be willing to use any cash gifts we get for the honeymoon… if we get any LOL. Not really counting on it or expecting it. I made the choice to extend the honeymoon and am Ok with with that decision (we so need a vacation without kids). It’s just I didn’t want to spend any more, not a dime more, than $5000 and now, look at me *sigh* LOL.
Post # 7
It sounds like you are really hung on on staying under $5,000 no matter what – even if you have to call it “separate” from the wedding budget or saying yor H is paying for it so therefor you are still under budget. That’s all really silly sounding to me! It is still being spent. It is what it is!
I wanted to keep our desination elopement to Canada around $5,000 (that’s everything wedding photographer, his ring, attire, lodging, food, gas, etc), but really we spent $7,000. We did good still!
Post # 8
I never considered the honeymoon as part of the wedding budget. I also never had a hard set wedding budget I tried to stick to though.
Post # 9
Yeah I guess it is silly. No matter what it is being spent so oh well. Gotta put on my big girl panties and admit that: I am one of those people that went overbudget. Never thought I would and always wondered how people could…now I know LOL. Oh well, we’ll et a kick ass honeymoon out of…so, whatevs.
I do wonder, for posters who kept the honeymoon separate, why is that?