(Closed) Expenses that Don’t Appear on the Wedding Budget

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I blew money on my budget on lots of little things: extra flowers here and there.  crafts and extra ribbon, paper etc.  Pens for the guest book, candy buffet baggies & scoops.  Tips also!  Gifts for attendants – woah.  food and snacks wedding morning for everyone, mimosas, juice and back up gear like hairspray, bobby pins yada yadda etc.

Post # 4
Member
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve already gone over and we aren’t even there yet. Things that caught up with me that I didn’t budget for were things like parking, gas, and weird craft stuff. I’ve spent more money on glue and paper than I ever could have imagined.

Post # 6
Member
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

our 18k went to over 30k now. ridiculous

we had engagement pictures at disneyland so we had to pay for our ticket and photographers, of course parking, hotel, food, gas (live 3 hours away).

we’ve also been going down to the flower district every so often.. we’ve gone 3 times. again 3 hours away.

lots of trips to michaels and always come out with stuff.

cloooothes. spent $100s on engagement clothes! for our photo and video!

we thought we were gonna save money by going to disneyworld rather than italy… wrong!! we’re coming out even.

 

Post # 7
Member
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I included all the extra stuff that might not even make it into the budget as we were going along.

Looks like we spent only 71% of our budget (I have to check back in– we haven’t bought the flowers yet, so that was an estimate and I forgot how much the limo cost so I estimated that, too).

 

But yes, the budget is hilarious because there are all these little extra things like parking and coffee out and extra gas $. Crazy. But… if I wasn’t wedding shopping, I’d probably have bought *more* not less because I wouldn’t be saving for wedding specific stuff.

Post # 8
Member
629 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I keep catching myself not really “counting” things into the budget.  Like…I bought yarn for little pom poms, an edge puncher for some cards…I’m basically nickel and diming myself and just not including it.  The nickels and dimes will unfortunately add up!!!

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