Post # 1
Okay so I had to do a budget cut on my wedding and had to decide where the cut was to be made. It came down to the favors. So instead of getitng the boxes and note pads that I so wanted, I am not using paper to make a custom cd sleeve and making cd’s for the guests. Not that it is bad, but I did hope for what I originally picked out….
Is anyone else realizing that they have to make budget cuts and them struggleing with wher eto make it and what they change?
Post # 3
Oh, yes. I realized this past week that we are almost $1000 over our budget, and I’m at a total loss as to what’s going to get the cut. We didn’t have a big budget to begin with, but all these little things add up…a lot. I think using silk flowers saved us a lot, and I think I overbudgeted for flowers in general, so that may be where I realize, "Oh, we didn’t have to spend as much money as I thought." We’ll see!
I really don’t want to cut the cost of gifts for the bridal party because I have these lovely necklaces in mind and I don’t want to scrimp there!
Post # 4
That is tough especially when you’ve had your mind on something and then it turns out to be an unnecessary expense. I’ve had a few minor things to let go of (including custom stamps) and I know it’s frustrating (the worst when you have your heart set on it, and no one else thinks its a big deal!)
In the end, you have to pick priorities of where you want to spend the money you have–even it means giving up some awesome ideas/projects. Good for you for making that decision though! Try to focus on the things in your wedding that you’re going to love, and not what you’re missing out on!