(Closed) my wedding budget put me into shock!

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It sounds like you’re right on track. So why were you shocked?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

That is so awesome! I hope i can stay on budget…  catering will be my biggest expense.  probably around 1300 + alcohol. (beer only because its at a park)

 

Ronney

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper

@cr6zy: thats awesome! i did find a bunch of little pop up last minute that i hadn’t thought of, but you should be absolutely fine!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We 1k over and it doesn’t include a honeymoon.  Everything is just soo expensive.  I just want to host a dinner and it will be a min of $30/plate.  I should’ve did a brunch wedding.lol

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

that’s awesome!  Just a word of warning… I found I spent more freely the closer it got to the big day.  Thinking we were okay and this or that was “only” $10 or $20 or whatever, stuff I hadn’t exactly planned on spending or put in the budget.  And in the end we went over.  Ooops.  Just my little warning to keep it reigned in even if you know you are currently under budget. 🙂

 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MsInterpret:  I agree!  I also spent way more freely the closer it got!  Mainly because I didn’t have time, so if it was easier to get a pen for my guest book off etsy for $30 as opposed to combing the earth for one in person, I decided my time was more valuable.   Plus I was exhausted:)  But many things just started to not matter in those last few weeks just because I had so many things I was doing and trying to finish that I just became numb to money concerns if it made life easier.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@cr6zy: Oh my goodness how are you able to do hair/makeup/nails so cheaply? You must be doing it yourself and just buying supplies?  Around here in our semi-small town its 65 for hair, 35 for makeup, and 25 for nails.

Isn’t it crazy how 70 dollars here and 50 there adds up to 5k?!  I had the same budget figure in mind and I couldn’t believe how fast it was reached just by adding up little things like alterations, bridal party gifts, etc. Ahhh!!

Also you’re getting a super awesome deal on your photographer- nice work!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

yeah i’m way over my original “budget” if you could even call it that anymore. And, i’m only just a year out. fml

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