(Closed) If you’re over budget, what pushed you over?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think for me it was just everything adding up. I knew I’d be over budget pretty quickly after I started planning.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

our initial budget was VERY low. it was 6K, but then we realized we could afford to splurge a little more so we added certain things like an 18 passenger limo, a nicer reception hall, nicer wedding bands and this made us go over.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If we go over, it will be because my parents want to add alcohol. Still up in the air, but it is a midday event so its not unreasonable to not have it.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We went over because we last minute added videography, chiavari chair rentals and upped our floral budget. I was so good at keeping to the budget at the beginning of wedding planning, but I’d just hate it if I spent all that money and all I could think about after the wedding was “I wish I got the better chairs” or “I wish the centerpieces were more dramatic” so I just spent the extra money. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We paid the largest sum to our venue (both ceremony & reception) & our wedding package purchased through them. I upgraded our cake that was included & the total ended up being about $700 over what we planned after taxes & gratuity, so that pushed us over almost immediately. I’m trying to be as frugal as possible in all other areas, though, to make up for it. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are paying more for our photography than I had budgeted for but I absolutely love our photographer so I’m ok with splurging.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Photography for sure!  We also had a tough time cutting down the guest list so that stretches the guest list in all sorts of areas.

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