(Closed) Our budget is out of control!!!

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m more out of control than FI is but I’m not that crazy. I would try to explain to him that the things he is adding is not going to make a better wedding.

Post # 4
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884 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club

No and i’m trying to keep him out of the loop cause if he knew I much how was actually spending he would think I’ve lost it LOL but he did upgrade our honeymoon without telling me but i still know cause i got the email confirmation LOL crazy dude

Post # 5
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Is it a financial hardship? Are you paying for it together? Is family pitching in? Will you have to put any of it on credit?

Post # 6
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4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Yikes! Other than the extra hour (and maybe upgraded honeymoon-not sure what that entails), I wouldn’t do any of the others.

I don’t even know what plasma screens at a wedding means- is that a slide show or something??

Post # 7
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347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I won’t say that my FI is out of control… but we have added stuff and are now currently over budget. He decided to pay for hotel rooms for his groomsmen the night before the wedding, and we’ve also added a videographer. I’m really hoping his parents decide to chip in a little extra lol

Post # 8
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5983 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Question:  What does the TV add to the experience?  Have you noticed that if there’s a television in the room 98% of people will stare at it and only it?  That’s why there’s only one in the house…I can’t stand them

Post # 10
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2694 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I wouldn’t say he’s out of control, but he defintely needs a lesson on what a budget is. We’re having a budget wedding and we (I) have a budget.  So far he’s added:

Chair covers (because he wants them)

More people to the guest list 

He wants live music for the ceremony (just an idea right now)

And he wants a band for the recption.

None of this is fitting into my budget so he is paying for it all (all the extras).  I am fine with that.  It is OUR money and I really don’t want to spend a dime more over our budget especially on just 1 day but it’s his wedding too, so if he wants it, he can get it. He says our wedding will be the wedding og the decade.  At least he’s excited LOL.

Post # 12
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3093 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ours is doing the same.  We’re both happy for the additions.  It would feel stressful if he were spending on things I didn’t reallly want or care about.

Post # 13
Hostess
7568 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Your FI should have some ownership over the budget – have you shown it to him? Does he have some more money somewhere? You should talk about these things and make the decisions together. It seems like a bad sign if he overspends without talking to you about it. 

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