What counts in the wedding budget?

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

We’ve been including everything but the ering, our wedding rings, and our honeymoon.  Those are extras in our eyes.  Everything from the invites, to thank you gifts/cards, to the dress/tux are all wedding costs as far as I’m concerned.  Our budget even includes the postage to mail all the invites, thank yous, shower thank yous, etc. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cordellia:  I’m including everything but the engagement ring (since that was in the pre-wedding planning phase) and the honeymoon. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i include everything except my engagement ring.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We are including everything except the engagement ring, wedding bands, and honeymoon!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Everything but the engagment ring and honeymoon for me. Even things that can be used outside of the wedding we still include!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

Same as many here…everything but the E-ring and the honeymoon.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

When people ask how much my wedding costs, I say “It costs enough” because that’s NONE of their beeswax!

For my own purposes, I include everything we split 50/50 – so everything but the e-ring.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

everything but the e-ring for us. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I didn’t include my e-ring, honeymoon and wedding bands, but included anything else that contributed towards my wedding day.  That included 2 rental houses for both our families, as I would otherwise have had to include accomodations too.   

Post # 12
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Helper bee

When adding it up for ourselves, we generally included everything but the engagement ring and the honeymoon. But are there a lot of people asking you that question? It seems a little inappropriate – you don’t have to answer them! I don’t think anyone other than us and my parents knew how much we spent on the wedding.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

E-ring, wedding rings, honeymoon, and BM/GM/dads/moms gifts.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cordellia:  I’m counting everything except my engagement ring and the honeymoon.  Those expenses are separate in my mind.

I have receipts from the stamps I bought in the envelope with the wedding receipts.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

we will include everything except marriage license and rings, this is a vow renewal for us

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Cordellia:  I would say everything except the e-ring and honeymoon. So everything directly involved with the wedding itself.

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