Post # 1
Hello hive, I’m wondering if there are any ladies out there in the same boat as I am. I constantly feel like there are things I’m forgetting to budget for.
So I have a question for you all, married women and women still planning alike! What are the things (small or large) that you didn’t think to budget for in the beginning? Or suggestions you have, that you’ve budgeted for that someone else (like me) may be forgetting?
Also any hidden costs you didn’t plan for?
Share away! =]
Post # 3
Some things to make sure you budget are Hair and Makeup for yourself and if you plan on paying for any of your girls. Gifts for members of the bridal party.
Post # 4
i didnt think about paying for the vendors that attend the wedding! i wasnt factoring them into my original guest list
Post # 5
transportation. oops. luckily my sister in law’s father owns a limo company and we are getting a sweet discount.
Post # 7
Postage for the STD’s and wedding invitations. And tips for vendors.
Post # 8
Tipping and insurance.
I also didn’t even think about taxes on my wedding dress. We have high sales tax in Cal, and so when you hit 4 figures, it adds up fast!
Post # 9
@Monkeygirl – I also totally forgot about postage. Luckily we were under budget on our Save-The-Date Cards and invites so I call it a “bundle package” 🙂
I also forgot about underthings (bra, undies to go under my dress) and vendor meals. Luckily, we only need to provide 3 (I think – photogs and DOC. DJ won’t be there until well after dinner) so it won’t break the bank. And they’re all getting the chicken (I checked – no veggie needs) because it’s cheaper!
Post # 10
I never considered the music for our church ceremony! Nor did I factor in paying the priest, wedding coordinator, alter boys that we have to pay in order to use the church. I never factored in transportain and I’m still not sure what we plan on doing, pry nothing really just use our own cars.
Post # 11
For us it’s been all of the little things surrounding the wedding, not the wedding itself. Private room at a bar for our welcome party – $150 deposit. Want to have cocktails at our cabin before the rehearsal? Gotta buy booze and snacks for everyone – another $200 or so. Hmmm, the girls are going to need food while we are getting ready…$40? $50? So are the guys. Crap. All this little stuff starts to add up!
Post # 12
Thank you for posting this! I am going to save it as a favorite because I am afraid that I am going to be missing things too!
Post # 13
I didn’t factor in a DOC! I realized with all the DIY projects I’m doing, I’ll need one.
Post # 14
Dance Lessons, Gifts for the Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids, Accessories, just all the little stuff really.
Post # 15
In my early budget I completely forgot about a videographer. Not everyone hires one but as someone who watched their Uncle’s wedding video (on vhs!!) a million times over, I just had to hire a videographer. Luckily I found a great studio that does both photo and video at a great price!
Post # 16
I definitely didn’t include: tipping, postage not just for invitation but thank you cards for the shower and wedding itself, gifts for everyone including parents and all the trials for hair and makeup.