(Closed) Officially went over our 5K budget- that moneys coming out of our honeymoon fund

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What about delaying your honeymoon for 1 or 2 months after the wedding?  Lots of bees did that on here.  You could recoup that money from the gifts. I know I felt more relaxed on my hm that was 4 months after my wedding.  I didn’t have to worry about using vacation because it was another year.  Also, I had already changed my name and finished writing all of my thank you cards by then.  The 7 days I had were very relaxing.

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We also have to give a $500.00 deposit to our venue that I was totally clueless about. It is in our contract, but somehow in the excitement of booking the venue, I totally missed reading it, or if I did, I just ignored it then forgot about it.

If you deposit is like our deposit, you should be getting it back after your wedding. Ours is just kind of like a damage deposit. I would contact your venue and ask them if yours is the same, then you would know if it will be something you will have to keep in your budget or not.

Post # 7
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We have several vendors for which the balance isn’t due until the day of the wedding – do you? If so it could be as easy as putting aside 10 dollars a week until the wedding. If my math is right you have about 30 weeks – $10 * 30 weeks = $300 (aka problem solved). And if you think about it it’s actually only $5 a week for each of you – and that’s just one to two coffees at Starbucks, 4 20 oz. sodas or 1 fast food lunch per week given up each!

Post # 8
1313 posts
Bumble bee

@HappilyEverAfter54: I am totally with you on the “most expensive 5 hour party”.. I would love to stay under $5K, but we’ll see. We haven’t chosen a venue yet. But I am just like you, it’s so hard to justify that much money on ONE day and even $5K is considered a low budget!!

There are a lot of posts about saving money on your wedding and creative things people have done to cut corners.

Check out this one!

Thrifty Ideas

Post # 11
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@HappilyEverAfter54: Wait so that $500 they just keep? it doesn’t go towards the grand total?

Post # 15
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

I know its frustrating to go over budget.  It sounds like you are $250 over budget, but your wedding isn’t until September.  A previous poster suggested ways to save $ over the next few months – you should really consider that.  Have you thought about having a garage sale or selling things on ebay?  I bet you could raise $250 in no time and not have to dip into your honeymoon fund.  Good luck!

Post # 16
1313 posts
Bumble bee

@HappilyEverAfter54: Have you checked out Sams Club for flowers? For what I wanted, they were a lot cheaper than fiftyflowers.com! It might be different depending on what you want though.

Also, I am in the same boat with hiring friends, etc to help out and also self-catering. We are doing BBQ and sides. Luckily, we both have huge families that are willing to help out with it all!!

I mean, $5,000 is about as much as my car is worth and it’s a lot more than SO’s truck is worth!! So yeah… To us, $5K is A LOT. I don’t know who is helping us pay for anything yet, we are hoping our parents contribute about $3K.. we will know this summer.

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