(Closed) Advice: Okay to break the budget once?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that because you are on a strict budget, you should talk to him and ask him if he would agree to go over budget. He would probably feel bad if you went over budget and he wasn’t able to. Also, if you are on a strict budget, you will have to pull that money from something else you want.

You could get some of his favorite beer and/or some new ones that you think he might like to try and cheese and do your own tasting. It would probably be a lot more fun.

Post # 4
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My SO and I have set a budget too for gifts, we both routinely go over said budget…yet we are not engaged and are not saving for anything in particular so it is not a big deal- you should talk to him about going over budget before any money is exchanged.

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Where would the over-the-budget money come from? If it’s coming from your wedding savings, no, I don’t think it’s okay. But if you’re choosing to give him this gift and depriving yourself of something (new pair of shoes, lunch out for 2 weeks instead of brown bagging leftovers to work, etc.) instead, then I think it’s okay.

Does that make sense?

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