(Closed) Money comes and goes…..but love lasts forever….

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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3402 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Budgets only work if you are willing to compromise. It’s not uncommon for people to assume they can get the whole shibang and come in at budget, and because of that, they often end up with double the expense.

But it doesn’t happen over night. You see your totals creeping up by the thousands & you don’t do anything to put a stop to the over-spending..

 

Post # 4
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3522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We saw ourselves going over budget and decided to scrap the whole thing and go to the courthouse, so I’m no help. Cut what you can and try to find cheaper alternatives to the rest.

Post # 5
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Yep we doubled ours! It was a great day no regrets! However, I was freaking out for the last couple months about money. I am cheap.  It was so stressful, but we got through it and it was fantastic, even with the extra money spent.

Post # 6
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14445 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yup, I hear ya.  We never really made a budget cause I knew I wouldn’t be able to compromise to keep to it.  I just figure if I’m ok with what each individual aspect cost on its own and thought it was worth it… then at the end, it’ll all add up to whatever it adds up to.

Post # 7
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Darling Husband didn’t want a wedding (too much money, trouble, etc) so I was going to do an early afternoon brunch, limited alcohol, etc.  He (umm…and his mom) thought that would be boring, so it went to a dinner, etc.  That doubled it, although I still cut out a ton and we had to delay our honeymoon.  Also, I was a little unrealistic about how much some things cost.

We could afford it and we paid for everything with cash.  We had a phenomenal day and don’t regret it one bit.  Honestly, I wish I had spent another $2-5K.

Whether or not it’s worth it, is a personal decision.  If you both agree on the expenditures, just write the checks (it was soo hard to let all that money go!) and have fun celebrating your marriage.

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