(Closed) Anyone freaking out about cost of wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I feel like I’m hemmoraghing money. You learn not to think about it to a certain degree 😉 Also at the beginning you spend a lot doing deposits, buying supplies for DIY projects, etc, but in the middle you hit a lull which is nice. I’m sure I’ll be crying about it again when it gets close to the day and I have to finish the rest of our payments! Ack!!!

Honestly, it’s a day I’ve dreamt about since I’ve been a little girl. I’m not using that as a license to go crazy but if there ever was a day to splurge a little, this is it.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You’re not the only one.  My parents are paying for most of it, but I still feel bad.  I’ve always been a little “tight” with money so its difficult for me.  I keep finding myself saying, “That cost how MUCH?!?”  But in the end I think it’ll be worth it… unless you just go way over board… just have to learn what can save money and figure out what is necessary.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I know how you feel.  I calculated that it would cost us $120-150 per person for the wedding reception.  We anticipate we will have 200-250 (depending how many guests our parents want to invite).  We are paying for it ourselves..and hopefully we can save enough money to pull this off!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ooh yeah, you’ve loads of time. I had really only been thinking  of the per head costs in terms of food, but we’re reckoning on about 13k Euros, so about $15k, I think, for about 180 people – it’s crazy, when you think about it. Don’t think about it!! lol

Post # 8
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186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

When I first sat down and wrote down everything that I wanted and then researched I rethought my game plan. I’m diying and cutting costs where I can. What I wanted was a $15000 wedding easy. Right now we’ve got it all planned for $2500. Thats it. See what you can cut and what you can’t. What you can do yourself and such.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

oh i totally get it! i just got engaged, and i was freaking out. i think my parents might chip in, but i don’t know.

but it’s like, seriously? i’d love to spend that money elsewhere… oh well.

Post # 10
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371 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yes I am! I am worried we won’t be able to afford it. My poor fiance is paying for 80% of the wedding- the rest his grandmother is picking up. I’m a stay at home mom so I don’t work so I can’t even help out. We have a little less than 6 months to come up with 6,000…*eek*

Post # 12
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8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are paying for everything ourselves. The good thing about that is that we don’t have to answer to anyone, but the bad thing is that our budget it totally shot compared to what we had originally wanted to pay. We have finally booked all of our vendors, so I have also sat down and gone over the books. It is more than we wanted to spend, but it is doable. I am planning on sitting down this weekend to set up a payment plan to a special account for the balances that will be due on or before the big day. It does feel good to have all the vendor stuff out of the way. Now I am working on the DIY stuff….more money…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our parents are paying for the bulk of our wedding. It’s very generous of them, and something they want to do (my mom may be more excited about it than I am!), but even though the bulk of it is not our money, I still hyperventilate about it every so often! I mean… holy crap, this could buy us a new vehicle, or make a pretty decent down payment on a house! I feel so guilty spending this much on one day… but I also see how happy it’s making Fiance and the people around us…

Post # 14
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627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Fiance and I are paying for everything ourselves and we have set a very reasonable budget that we can handle, but still I find myself sometimes worrying about cost and wondering if I can do anything to save dough.

Post # 15
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ugh yes!  We have been looking at venues and the prices are just insane around here!  I just can’t believe how much this one day is gonna cost!

Post # 16
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Newbee

We are paying for the wedding entirely ourselves for about 150 guests. The Fiance has been working overtime and we are literally saving every penny to put into the “wedding fund”. I am even thinking about getting a part time second job… *sigh*…

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