(Closed) Anyone not have a firm budget?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 45
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it’s always best to have some kind of budget, even if it’s just a rough one. My fiance and I sat down and put all the costs down a piece of notebook paper. I had a much better idea of how much things would cost than he did since I had many friends that had gotten married, and I used to work at a wedding chapel. He is fairly frugal, and we paid for the wedding ourselves, so I tried to find the most economical way to do things. I found a lot of great DIY ideas online and bought a lot of my items on etsy. We also cut out quite a bit and only splurged on the things that were, in our minds, absolute necessities.

We had a super classy low budget wedding (we kept it right at $5,000!), and we have actually now decided to help others do the same. We have a website: (link removed due to self promotion policy). Feel free to swing by, and we’d be happy to give you some pointers!

Carrie

Post # 46
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411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We had a firm budget from our parents of $10k, but we definitely spent more than that. We knew that we could afford a little more here and there, so we didn’t stress about it. We ended up putting in about $4k of our own money, and DH’s family gave us $1500 to spend on the wedding as well. Overall, we probably spent about $15k, not including the honeymoon. Money well spent, IMO.

Post # 47
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t have that firm of a budget either. My parets are covering the entire reception and ceremony, but everything else is on us (dress, flowers, photog, dj, cake, etc). So I am definitely mindful of budget! I am not nickel and diming every purchase, but I am trying to keep everything in the realm of what I think is “reasonable.”

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