(Closed) Budget

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It depends on what you think you would really like. Do you have the money to spend more and make it a bigger wedding? If not, then I think your choice is made for you :/

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My Fiance and I kinda had the same thing, either have a semi destination wedding in Las Vegas, or have a smaller wedding locally.  We ended up deciding on a smaller wedding because we took most of the money we had and used it to put a downpayment on our first house.  Our reasoning was that the wedding is just 1 day, the house is something we’ll enjoy for years.  Also, the further the wedding, the harder it will be to DIY decorations, flowers, etc. (depending on what, if any, things you decide to DIY), which was a major deciding factor for us.  Not to mention the extra expense for travel to do tastings, measure tables, etc.

 

Post # 5
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2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If I were you, I would have the smaller weddin locally and save the money for something more important.  But it depends on you and what you want.  Would you be happy with a smaller wedding (I think 12000 dollars is a nice chunk of change to have a nice wedding if you play your cards right).

I did have some trouble figuring out my budget.  I started out small and wondered if that would do and when it didn’t, I increased it until I came to a number that would give me what I wanted but not break me financially.  I still have a small budget but I am at the top of my budget which is not what I wanted but I am getting the wedding I want so it works out. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We had a similar dilemma.  My parents gave us a generous amount of money and said we can use it for whatever.  Ultimately, I felt guilty using money they had earmarked for the wedding for anything other than the wedding, plus I couldn’t imagine not getting married in front of my family and friends.  We opted to have a formal, huge wedding, and I’m really excited.

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