(Closed) Anybody else fixing for a heart attack about money?

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Tell us more– are you having problems sticking to the budget, or is it just adding up to more than you expected, now that you’ve seen all the things you “need” to buy?

Post # 4
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898 posts
Busy bee

I want to cry every time I realize how small my budget is. But I’m really trying not to freak out about it…

Post # 5
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2066 posts
Buzzing bee

Are you freaking out because your budget isn’t as big as you’d like or because you are over budget?

 

Post # 6
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1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We have a super tiny budget too! It makes me sad that i have to cut a whole ton of stuff that i’d love to have, but you can pull off an amazing wedding for $3,000! Have you read any blogs such as $2,000 Wedding, A Practical Wedding, Big-Wedding-Tiny-Budget, and many others. Don’t forget to search the WeddingBee archives for tips and ideas! There are a ton!

Post # 7
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

The whole money situation is just so stressful! We’re starting to get into guest list negotiations now–we’ve currently got 180 on the list, with potentially 20 more added on. Doesn’t sound like such a big deal…..except those twenty extra people represent literally thousands of extra dollars in meals, alcohol, extra table with all the trappings, etc. Such a bummer.

Post # 8
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Tell me about it! We Started out with a budget that somehow more than doubled after everything’s been said and done. It’s still a failry small budget compared to the others i’ve seen here though (a little bit under 6k). Good luck with everything though :]

Post # 9
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We are stressed too!! We have a huge deposit due in ONE month and while we have the money it’s just A LOT. Plus we have other things to pay for after that deposit. I feel ya girl!

Post # 11
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98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Bridetacular,

I felt this way right up until the day of our wedding.  Really.  We paid cash for ours and at one point my bank account made me look like I was filthy rich.  Then, a week later I was back to dirt poor again because everything was paid for.

Do I look back and regret having a wedding?  Never!  But I do think that if you decide eloping is what’s best for you and your future hubby (and a wedding isn’t really what you want to pay for) then by all means, sit down together and figure out what is really important to you both.

For my husband and I, having all our family and friends there to share our day was extremely important.  We could have eloped and saved the cash, but in the end I look back at our wedding day and I’m so super happy that we had the people closest to us cheering us on. 🙂

Smile and relax.  It’s your day and it can be whatever you want it to be whether in a church or a courthouse.Smile

Post # 12
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11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Soooooo with you. I just had my first talk w/ Fiance about our budget tonight and might I just say… oh. It seems impossible. Impossible to save as much as we need to for our “budget” and impossible to pull off a wedding with that amount anyways. It makes me feel so helpless!

Post # 14
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142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Right off the bat, the one thing that’ll really affect your budget is the guest list. The shorter the better. Good Luck!!

Post # 15
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2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

weddings are a load of money!  It’s the nature of the beast.
But it’s hard to not think at all about what else you could use the money for.

But you will have a wonderful day surrounded by love, friends family (and good food and music!) and you will finally know the completeion of all the hard work and money.

I think you’ll realize it’s worth it then!  (I did)  We had the same budget, invited 230 and had 160 attend.  It’s possible to do it on your budget!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

Small budget here too. I had a heart attack the first time a venue sent me a price list. I couldn’t believe it. Then the photographers started and a stroke followed the heart attack.

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