Post # 1
I just did some quick math and realized thy I’m 2400 over budget! And we got news that fh’s student loan isn’t going to be forgiven so that’s an extra 400$ a month that we’ve noe got to shell out! Any tips on how to save some quick cash 72 days before the wedding?!
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
I’m planning to use our wedding money to pay for the honeymoon. As it stands right now, I think I’m only going to have to charge about 600 to my line of credit. We’ve been saving like mad, hoping to have a good chunk for the trip afterwards, but it’s all going to the wedding now 🙁
Post # 6
Oh I’m so sorry to hear that! That sucks 🙁 So far we are about $115 above our budget, but we still have some purchases left…
Post # 7
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
I didn’t create a budget that I tired to stick to, but I’m about 3k over my estimate.
Post # 9
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 # 11
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
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
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 🙂
Post # 14
I’m actually not decorating with many flowers at the reception, so that wouldn’t change. Fh’s car broke down a couple months ago, and so we had no buy a new one, which is where my extra money is going right now 🙁
i’ve got my girl’s presents, so there’s nothing I can do about it. We’ve had to incorporate things that I normally wouldn’t have had to – like his paren’ts tux & dress, and suit for his nephew, cause his family doesn’t have much money, so that’s likely going to be close to $300 right there.
Ugh, this is my first freak out about the budget though! I had originally planned on $10K, but I’m at about $12,400 right now. That doesn’t include the honeymoon….
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
yeah, I’m wracking my brian to come up with ways to cut. I went with the least expensive package for all my vendors, so that’s not really an option. I’m looking at small things that will add up (fewer glasses of wine for the head table, make my own slab cake, fewer balloons etc.)
I jsut don’t want to go nuts, and cut stuff, and then it look horrible. My center pieces are cylindrical vases with black sand in the bottom, with white &turquoise rocks, then I was going to put turquoise dendrobians (small orchids) in, fill it with water, and top with a floating candle. Think it would look foolish if I nixed the flowers for those?