(Closed) New to the boards – budget issues

posted 6 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 3
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3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think the first thing I think you should do is get organized. Sit down with all of your information, figure out how much you have spent, then priortize a list of what are absolutly must haves. With four weeks to your wedding it’s hard to walk things back. However it’s a good time to make a budget cut out things and figure out how to pay things off in the next few months. Also see if you can use some of decor in both spaces.

As for the guestlist if everyone is rsvp yes, contact your venue tell them your situation and see since you are having more people if they be willing to work you to scale back the cost per person. I think at this point with the wedding so close they probably try to work with you. Good luck you are in a tough spot.

Post # 4
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Instead of spending 300$ in chairs why not offer pieces of fabric which if its cold the ladies can wrap up in later on and if the chairs are burning hot they can sit on to protect themselves. You could probably do it for 60$ and an evening of cutting if you can find a good deal on fabric. 60 inch wide fabric should be able to make atleast 2 per yard and I would make about 30 or them. These can double as a bit of a favor as well. We are actually having the oposite issue we expected atleast 60 people to come (more like 75) and our guests list is currently at 42. Our venue has a minimum on food and beverage so our guests are now going to have an open bar for a few hours.

Post # 5
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Also, take comfort in the fact that the early RSVPs tend to be “yes” because the people who know they for sure are coming, and are excited about it, are generally the first to reply. The “no’s” unfortunately often don’t even bother to reply – those are the ones you get to look forward to chasing down in the week or two after the deadline passes. Tongue Out

Post # 7
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2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve heard that even people who rsvp yes sometimes can’t come (last minute emergencies) so you might still be good on that end.

As for the chairs, i agree about having some sort of fabric jic or set up the chairs RIGHT before you are about to start so they’re not sitting out in the sun for too long.

Look over your budget sheet and see where you can scale back or what you can cut and whatever you didn’t use you can return for the extra $$.  Good luck.

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