(Closed) How far over your budget are you?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

oh that sucks!!! Is there anything that you can cut out or maybe down size? I would say can you live on cereal for the next few weeks to save a few bucks on groceries (joking) So far we arent really over budget persay we wanted to spend a certain amount but in my head Ive allowed a 2-3 thousand dollar worth lead way

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t believe in charging any bit of the wedding but you can if you have to and then pay it off with wedding gifts. We ran a little over and used some of the wedding money to pay everything off.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh I’m so sorry to hear that!  That sucks ๐Ÿ™  So far we are about $115 above our budget, but we still have some purchases left…

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We set our original budget very low it was around $5500, we ended up going over by about 3K including rings, dress and hotel. right now we are just over 8K but thats still pretty good considering we have 175 guests, a very nice hall, limo, staying in a hotel.. nice rings and nice dress by mori lee, photog and videographer.. Overall I’m very happy with how we managed our budget

Post # 8
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14317 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t create a budget that I tired to stick to, but I’m about 3k over my estimate.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m about 10K over my original budget (including rings and honeymoon), but my parents are paying for the entire original budget, so FI and I are just covering the overages.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

double post

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

My original budget was $15,000 and I passed that a few ‘ks’ ago. I’m not too worried though. I’m doing a lot of cost cutting etc but we are in our 30’s and even though there is something we could have used the money for practically speaking, I am not sad that I am over budget…well, I’m a bit sad that I can’t get 200ppl into a country club and have an open bar, photobooth, nice plated meal and a kick ass DJ/Florist/Photographer/Videographer/String Quartet for $15,000. WTH was I smoking???

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper

i went $4K over (I spent $14K when we had decided on $10K).  As for saving money, i pretty much stopped spending (shopping, reatuarants, coupons if i had to do something…)

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I’m within budget, but very close. We have $123 left over, that should cover the marriage license and anything else that may surprise us! But I don’t like surprises, and I’m almost certain none will happen (as far as money goes). So I’m pretty happy!

Maybe you can go lighter on the reception decorations and flowers. Or spend less money on the gifts for the bridal party/parents. That is a good idea to use wedding money to pay off any extra costs though ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’ve gone over a bit, but we’ve been saving pretty hard and we’ve readjusted our numbers. Our original budget was $15000 and I think it will come in closer to $16700 total. Not too bad, and thankfully we can afford it in cash right now.

You can always try to check with your some of your vendors if there’s still time to switch to a smaller package if you need to–fewer decorations, change the number of hours of photography, fewer meal options, etc.

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