(Closed) Over budget :(

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s so frustrating!  I’m sorry you went over- although it sounds like you’re still being responsible.  I think this is my greatest fear with wedding planning.  The prices are SO ridiculous!  Think of it as a karma 1K.

Post # 4
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

This is common– as an event planner, I tell people to outline their overall budget, and then reduce everything by 10% and aim to keep it within that number– instead of their original max amount.  This is because fo ralmost everyone, at least 1 or 2 factors will be more than you wanted to spend, but something you’re not willing to compromise on– and with that formula, you have a 10% wiggle. 

Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it so long as you’re happy and it’s within your means. 

Post # 5
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2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My original tentative budget was around $3000 but I didn’t factor in little things like hair and makeup, the officiant fee, bp jewelry, etc.  So I now have a tentative budget of $5000 and hope to come in at $4000 (including honeymoon).  I really think I can still get away with $3000 so we’ll see… depends on the catering.

Post # 6
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584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wish I could spens 4,000 on a wedding… I am so with you about them being cheaper!!

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