(Closed) question about budgeting??

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 3
8351 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have included it in our budget. We feel that they are part of the wedding, so it make sense for us. Some people don’t include the rings because it including them inflates the budget. If you need a budget planner, I use http://weddings.weddingchannel.com/wedding-planning-tools.aspx and I think it is very good.

Post # 4
1102 posts
Bumble bee

Are you talking about engagement rings or wedding rings? You say e ring but I’ve never seen a wedding budget that included that – normally the e ring is purchased before the wedding budget is set (and often it is paid for by the groom only, rather than the couple or any family members).

Post # 5
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We didnt include any rings in our budget. There is a lot we are not including in our “budget”. It all depends on how you want to do your budget.

Our wedding theme is x-mas and a lot of the decor I’m not including in my “budget” because it will be stuff i will use again and my parents dont need to pay for it. My mom is a florist so the flowers wont come out of the budget either.

Post # 6
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You should include everything for the wedding in your budget.  That way you know that you have enough money to pay for the entire thing.

Post # 7
5843 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I included the rings in my budget. They can end up being a fairly large expense and they should be accounted for.

Post # 8
4383 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We included wedding bands, but not my engagement ring!

Post # 9
2889 posts
Sugar bee

The way we see it,, every wedding expense should be in the budget. We included our wedding rings (not my ering as he paid for that seperately), honeymoon, welcome BBQ, rehersal dinner. Really the point of the budget is to estimate costs and track spending realistically so I don’t think things should be excluded. I added a  line to our budget to note who paid for what in order to keep track. For example, my parents bought my wedding dress so it’S in the budget but says mom and dad next to it. In the end, we will have a realistic, albeit super scary, number. I think some people only include what is spent on the reception and to me, that is misleading.

Post # 10
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Personally I made a spreadsheet in excel that lists all wedding expenses, from the official stuff like marriage licence and registrar, to attire (except my dress as my mum is gifting that to me) and accesories, catering&venue costs, flowers&photography etc to the invites etc and postage stamps, and a small amount for unforseen things. So in my case it also includes the weddingrings, most definitely.

At the end of the day I’d like to have a complete overview of what the wedding will have cost us, so I prefer to have everything included. My Fiance however gets a little overwhelmed by the total amount so he prefers to think of seperate subtotals 😉 I personally think that’s misleading yourself a little, but as long as he’s happy.. and I have my own overview that does include the total. 🙂

Post # 11
3761 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My Fiance bought my e-ring on his own and luckily it included a wedding band.  We didn’t include the cost of his ring in the budget either.

I personally leave rings and honeymoon OUT of the budget but include everything for

Rehearsal Dinner

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Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it all depends on what you are using your budget for. Are you submitting it to someone else and they’re helping pay? Probably shouldn’t put rings in there. Are you trying to track your expenses? Put them in there. Are you trying to save up as you go and need to make sure you can pay for things at the appropriate time? Put them in there.

My e-ring was not in the budget because it was paid for before we started planning the wedding. Our wedding bands are in the budget because we just bought them and the money came out of the money we are spending on the wedding.

Post # 13
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I didn’t include the e-ring as it was pre-wedding. I am including the wedding bands into the budget though.

Post # 14
1154 posts
Bumble bee

I think of the rings as marriage expenses not wedding expenses.  I think of wedding expenses as expenses associated with that one day (or weekend) and the rings aren’t about the day they’re for the future.

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