(Closed) How do you do your budget?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: How do you keep track of your wedding budget?
    A website like the Knot or Wedding Wire : (11 votes)
    23 %
    Excel on my computer : (24 votes)
    51 %
    On Paper! : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Uuuummmm Keep track? : (6 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I made a spreadsheet, too, then uploaded it to Google Docs so my parents and fiance could also keep track of things.

    Post # 4
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    The FH is just keeping track of the payments

    Post # 5
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I log everything in Excel to track what I’ve spent and anticipated budgets for other items. I don’t have it set up in too much of a fancy way!

    Post # 6
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    596 posts
    Busy bee

    I used theknot budget tool but I didn’t track all my purchases very diligently.  If I had had the time and patience, I would have totally made a crazy excel model.  I know it would have been a lot more detailed and customized.  I’m sure there are a lot of wedding related purchases that I didn’t track – we totally didn’t track our honeymoon budget!

    Post # 7
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Well….I mostly use Excel, but I also have the SAME budget on paper in my binder AND on Bed, Bath, & Beyond bridal tools. But I couldn’t vote for all three.

    Post # 8
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    2680 posts
    Sugar bee

    I use Excel.  I cant remember where but someone posted their spreadsheet and I used that but customized it to all my stuff.  It has the estimate, actual, deposit, when payments are due and if I went over or not.

    Post # 8
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    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    honestly, we aren’t keeping track.  we just pick reasonable vendors and know we don’t want to spend a lot.  keeping it under 10k.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We’re not really keeping track… but we’re mindful of our purchases. We’ve discussed the max we can afford for each aspect of our wedding & we haven’t really gone over budget either! We’re not having a huge blow-out, so we can afford to splurge on the things that are important to us 

    Post # 10
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    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

    I use the martha stewart weddings budget tool.

    Post # 13
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    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    We didn’t keep tack…we just went with what our gut instinct dictated was reasonable.  Maybe we are a bit odd in this way!

    Post # 14
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve been using the Knot budget tool, but I find it too simplistic.  The entire budget so far is in my head, but I want to create an Excel doc, so all the data is custom for my circumstances.

    Post # 15
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I started out on The Knot when we first got engaged but it doesn’t allow what I wanted so I ditched it. I still refer to it as it has the skeleton of what I want to spend and where, but I can’t detail everything like I can with Excel. Plus, I love Excel and love running formulas and instances off of it. I am a Marketing nerd, I can’t help it.

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