(Closed) Anybody else see the positive side of budget constraints?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

An excuse not to invite certain people!  Also, I have to pick what stuff is most important to me…so I don’t get too carried away 😉

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know what you mean. I think that applies to life a lot too. You get really fun and interesting stuff (decor, parties, clothing, experiences) when you have to be creative. And it really isn’t about money at all. Its more about the experiences in life.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I kind of like a budget overall in life!  I like that I have to think about my rewards and save for them instead of just buying a million things that I might not appreciate.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Yeah, exactly what @MissAsB said.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Good life lesson., Everybody needs a budget. I bet even Donald Trump has budgets =]

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i def think it’s made me more creative…and as cheesy as it sounds, it’s also made me realize what i actually value! 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

heck yeah! why spend X when you can spend x. I like the idea of being creative with your money, and having a budget also helps you say NO a little easier (NO, you can’t get that expensive dress, so don’t even waste your precious free time trying them on). I liked it, and didn’t have any regrets b/c we were careful with our spending.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I love this thread! My FH and Future Mother-In-Law would kill me if they ever saw this thread, but it is kind of an adventure and more personal. I also think it is good marriage prep – we will not be able to pay for everything we want exactly the way we want it the rest of our lives and so this is no time to start!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I agree that having a budget allows me to be much more creative than I would’ve been if I didn’t have one. And I also get to exclude people I didn’t want to invite in the first place!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Has anyone else noticed that the term “budget” as an adjective (usually negative) is dying out? Ex. “oh it’s nice, for a budget wedding” or “she used a budget venue”… etc. I don’t care how much wealth one posesses, there is a limit on everything.

There is a difference between what I can spend and what I will spend, because I designed a budget plan and I will stick to it!

And um… I’ve always loved the thrill of the haggle, so this is heaven for me!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I can’t claim to have a crazy tight budget, but I have been very careful about how I spend.

It has actually gotten me to two cool choices:

– Passed tapas reception. If I could afford a $100 a plate dinner, I never would have thought of this. Instead, we are having a very hip and relaxed reception that all stems from the food choice.

– Historic school house as a reception site. I would have probably just gotten a package deal with a resort if I had about $5000 more to spend. Instead, again, we are doing something really unique due to budget.

 

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Even if we had a ton more money, I don’t see us spending more than we’re spending now. Neither of us is the type to want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on one day.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

It’s refreshing sometimes having a smaller amount of money to work with. Some things are just automatically out of the window which means that they just aren’t things I have to worry about, arrange, coordinate, etc.

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