(Closed) did you go over budget or under budget

posted 12 years ago in Money
  • poll: did you go over or under budget?

    over budget

    under budget


    on budget (not over but not under, right on budget)

  • Post # 3
    3928 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We have already gone over budget. We have adjusted our budget several times. If we didn’t include our rings or honeymoon in our budget, we would be way under budget.

    Post # 4
    475 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We had an original budget of 30k not inlcuding rings, honeymoon, rehearsal, or the alcohol as that’s being taken care of by the in-laws. We thought that was a very generous budget but now we have already met it with a lot left to include! Planning a big wedding was not as budget friendly as we thought and my poor daddy still thinks we are at the original budget! Yikes! When did weddings get so expensive? Or do I just have expensive taste?!

    Post # 5
    7039 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We were on track until we realized how expesive the hotel pre-wedding would be (we live in Boston but are getting married in San Diego), and our rings ended up being pretty pricey…

    Post # 6
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We are not done yet and are really trying to get back on track with 2 months left but I predict will come in a few grand over our initial estimates. EEEeeekkk. Our wedding will be paid for in full though so at least we’re not going into debt. I mean you have to look at the positive right? 🙂

    Post # 7
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am 6 months away and I never thought I would spend this much on a wedding… but I am only doing this once and it is worth every penny.

    Post # 8
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We had a pretty loose budget, but we were close (within a thousand or so dollars).  We had a budget that included our honeymoon and one that did not.  My husband’s parents ended up gifting us a nice chunk of change which was unexpected and probably pushed us right to our budget or slightly below.

    Post # 9
    5323 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We were really really really not realistic with our budget vs the type of wedding we wanted. Our original budget was $20-25k. That could have been do-able if we had selected a venue that supplied the food, etc etc. However we decided we wanted an outdoor venue AND to bring our own caterer. Plus I had to pick my fancy pants photographer who I absolutely adore, LOL! So now that we have to rent a tent, all the dishes, glasses, silverware, bars, chairs, dance floor, lights, oh my god I can’t even quantify it all, we’re probably looking at double our original budget. Thankfully we can afford it. I would never ever ever go into debt for our wedding, nor would I let things get to a point where we would regret the money we spent or felt uncomfortable with the total at the end. It’s a matter of being realistic and cutting things where we can, getting the best deals we can, using family and friends and their contacts as much as we can! Right now I’m trying to arrange to borrow tables, dishes, glassware and silverware from a friend’s family who owns a few banquet halls. Fingers crossed!!!!

    Post # 10
    588 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    By the time everything was all said and done, our 10K wedding turned into more of a 15-18K wedding.  We saved tons of money by making it mostly DIY with a few excellent vendors.

    Post # 11
    2836 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We never really set a budget. We are just trying to find the best price possible for what we want.

    Post # 12
    3856 posts
    Honey bee

    I anticipate that we’re going to go over, but not by more than $1,000. 

    Post # 13
    6980 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We started off with a budget of 10k for the actual day (not rings, honeymoon, or rehearsal) and now its up to 13k. I feel like our current budget is the bare minimum possible for hosting a wedding in our area that includes alcohol and isn’t in some kind of church hall or something honestly. The only things we’ve done so far are venue and photog so i don’t know if we’ll go over. i hope not! i am going to work my butt off to make it work. 🙂

    Post # 14
    1369 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    overall we are on budget.

    we went over budget on certain things, but made up for finding really great deals and coming in under budget for others… and stayed on point for most items…

    it’s still gonna cost us $30-$32k (which was our budget)… but i’m STILL trying to wrap my head around that huge number for just one day!

    Post # 15
    1760 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m over budget in a few categories but I’m not sure that I’m totally over budget.  I added some money to our  budget to account for random misc. expenses.  I also down sized some ideas when I realized I didn’t care enough for those details to part with our money.

    Post # 16
    3674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i think i’m the only one who really set a budget. my husband was like whatever, we’ll spend what we need to have a nice wedding. i wanted to spend $10,000, we spent more like $13,000. and we did have a beautiful wedding.

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