Post # 1
I just got off the phone with my travel agent and he gave me a quote for our trip (destination wedding in Aruba), that’s was fine. But I just sat here and calculated everything (roughly) and I’m SO OVER BUDGET! Does anyone else feel my pain? How did it get like this!? AARGGHHH!!
Post # 3
yep, comes with the territory!
wedding planning equals going overbudget
Post # 4
if the budget is a real problem, are there things you can change to trim it? you’re still a while from the date.
that said, going overbudget is typical – you just don’t want to be in the poor house over it though!
Post # 5
Not trying to be mean or snarky, but if your THAT over budget and it’s stressing you this much, it’s time to make some cuts. If you can’t make cuts, then don’t buy anything else. Your wedding isn’t something you want to go into debt for. GL.
Post # 6
I think everyone has those moments! But hopefully you are not so close to the wedding that you can’t make changes if things are really worrying you. For me, I’ve been trying to have the attitude that if we can afford it, we’ll be ok, and if we can’t, I’ll adjust my budget elsewhere. So when my flowers went over budget $400, I cut favors, and when I was worried about the cost of my dress, I decided to (1) borrow and veil, and (2) sell the dress after the wedding. My point is NOT that you have to do the exact things I did- obviously everyone’s situation is different. But there are probably ways you can make some cuts that will decrease your spending anxiety! Hang in there, it will pass!
Post # 7
With your wedding still a-ways-away, have you already made many purchases? Or, are you estimating what items will cost? If your estimating, it will be easy to make cuts and decide what you want to spend your money on & what you don’t.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
UGGGH, I totally feel your pain, I am still in shock that my pretty substantial budget STILL doesn’t completely cover the wedding and I’m not even having a formal, crazy affair! I think part of it is that if you have the money and you’re not going to go into debt about it is to just let it go and accept that this is the amount of money you’re going to spend…if you don’t have the money, then unfortunately you’ll have to make cuts somewhere, which is hard but ultimately will be worth it rather than amassing debt to get married…but i’m sorry, it SUCKS and it’s a not-fun feeling….
Post # 9
i know it’s hard, but just think of your top 3 and make cuts everywhere else. look around for inspiration…there’s lots of ways to cut costs. gl!