Post # 1
All we have left to pay for are our favours ($240), FIs tux rental ($130), hair/makeup ($200) and some of the decorations. We have about $1500 left in our budget. Yippee! I am hoping to do everything that is left for about $1000 (and I think that is generous, the decorations that are left are candles for the centrepieces and table numbers).
Post # 3
Great job!!! It’s impressive to be under budget these days!!! You should be proud. 🙂
Post # 4
yeaaaaaa under budget!!!! good for you!
Post # 6
Yay! I’m coming in under budget right now by about 4k, but I still have a ways to go until wedding day so that money might eventually be eaten up!
Post # 7
Good for you! It’s nice to see some people coming in under they’re planned total.
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for the support. I’m quite tickled pink about it!
@MrsPinkPeony: the things that ended up surprising me for their costs were my dress alterations ($600, good thing the dress was free) and the wedding bands, especially my FI. He is a size 12, we got 14k white gold, his was brushed down the middle, his ring cost twice as much as what I had budgetted for. So if I can offer some advice, for the rings budget a little more than you think they might cost. Unless you’ve already priced out your wedding bands.
Post # 9
Congrats! FI just did our final tally this morning, and all things together, the entire wedding weekend & honeymoon, we came in almost 25% under!! Doesn’t it feel great??
Post # 10
LUUUCCCKYY!!! And good for you!
Post # 11
Congratulations on coming in under budget! That’s the best because there are often unexpected expenses and incidentals that come up the day of–you’ve got a great cushion.
And if you don’t use it all-all the better!
Post # 12
We’re under budget too, and it is such a relief, isn’t it!? It was a surprise to be so under budget ($5k) but we had more guests RSVP no than we planned on. Smaller party means a smaller catering bill and fewer flower arrangements!
Post # 13
@sunnydebs: we just recently sent out our invitations, so I expect at least a dozen or so nos. But I may invite others in their place. So that’ll be an additional saving as well 🙂 We had some incidentals already (dress alterations being way more than expected and we had to get a DJ after a friend told us they wouldn’t be able to do it as originally planned). But I’m feeling good.