(Closed) Anyone else quite as obsessive about budget?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I was a nazi about our budget. I made a new excel spreadsheet comparing and contrasting the costs for every single different vendor we interviewed. I think I ended up with about 20 different ones saved. I kept a detailed tally to the very end.

I think I didn’t pay too much attention when I was running around the last couple weeks buying last minute things, but until then I was totally anal about it. We had a smaller budget and we came in right under it. It was worth the aggravation in the end.

Post # 4
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5787 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I kept track of every single penny. One of my friends was planning after our wedding and I sent her my spreadsheet as a reference and she was pretty impressed/scared. It was worth it in the end, we went over budget but it was because I was such a nazi about saving that we had the extra funds and chose to splurge.

Post # 5
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5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yes. My parents (who are paying graciously!) and Fiance laugh at me because my itemized spread sheet. Like down to the last roll of ribbon and package of paper. 🙂

Post # 6
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2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m very careful with our budget and I keep track of all the money I spend. I use the budget spreadsheet in The Knot’s website. I like how it automatically calculates everything and it’s easy to update. 

Post # 7
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4704 posts
Honey bee

I’m anal about our budget and I’m not even really planning right now…We will have a very small budget, so this is very important.

Post # 9
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2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes I was! I didn’t let it stress me out but I def entered everything.

At the end we were about 5K over but it was largely due to the limo and videographer we had no intention of having. And we did not regret it one bit.

I honestly believe it’s why we were able to be so on point about spending. If I went over in one area I deduct from somewhere else.

Post # 10
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

I wish I could be. I started trying to be crazy about it in the beginning and now I just don’t care.

Post # 12
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3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I stare at our budget obsessively and on a daily basis, but I don’t like to acknowledge the amounts if that makes sense. I’m still in denial about how much we’ve spent ….

Post # 13
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Erm, no. The Mr was in charge of the budget – bad idea, he just kept increasing it! This was partly because he loves spending, and partly because his budget was crap. He budgeted for bridesmaid dresses, but not shoes, accessories, hair, gift etc. He budgeted for my dress, but not my shoes, underwear, veil, tiara. I could go on.

Learn from our mistakes, you stalk your budget / spreadsheet like your life depends on it!!

Post # 14
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am like several p/p’s!!  I was diligent about every little penny up until about the last month.  I reached a point where I was better off not knowing how much we were spending.  I knew that we weren’t going to come up short by any means, but I needed to stop obsessing about it or I would never be able to enjoy it.

 

Post # 15
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2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I too am keeping a spreadsheet and keeping track of every single penny.  We dont have much to spend on our wedding because we just bought a house. I am trying to cut corners as much as possible. 

 

Post # 16
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1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I have a whole Excel book for wedding stuff. One spreadsheet breaks down our estimates, what we’ve spent and what we still have to spend. On the next sheet is the breakdown of who owes what for the cruise and what room they’re staying in,  and the final page is the complete guestlist complete with addresses and a checklist for who has received what.

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