- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Ok, this might sound so crazy and random but I’m obsessive about planning, and I need all the help I can get before I freak out and have a melt down! I’m the first in my family to really want to (and be able to) have a decent wedding. We’re expecting about 150-175 people.
How did you figure out your budget? I know that’s a dumb question, and I know a lot of the answers are going to be to figure out how much we can save between now and then, but I’m looking for an alternative, possibly more detailed answer haha. 😉
Did anyone base their budget specifically around their income? I’m thinking about doing something like that but I don’t know where to start.
For example, we are paying for the wedding by ourselves with no help from family. My fiance makes about $57,000 a year and I make about $52,000. Our monthly bills are only about $2000 which is just rent, cellphone, electric, water, cable/internet/phone package, so saving money monthly is quite easy for us. We currently have no credit card debt, no car payment, so I consider us very fortunate. So in total, we make about $100,000 a year and only about $25,000 is spent on bills. Then of course if you throw in groceries and such, that number is a little higher, but we have no kids, it’s just us.
Is it completely ridiculous to set our budget around $23-27,000? We aren’t getting married until Oct 13, 2013, so we have more than a year for everything. And as I’m sure most of you are aware, many of the pricier wedding expenses (reception, etc…) are paid with deposits first and then in increments.
Any advice? Am I going about this completely wrong? I literally feel like I have no idea where to start! Help Bees!!!! 🙂