(Closed) staying within budget?

posted 11 years ago in Money
  • poll: Which was the hardest for you to stay within budget? Where were you most tempted to go over?
    Food : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Photography : (13 votes)
    27 %
    Wardrobe/Clothing : (6 votes)
    12 %
    Venue : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Transportation : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Favors : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Decor : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Flowers : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Honeymoon : (6 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1336 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We have def gone over on more than a few things, I think we didn’t guesstimate very well when we first set up our budget.  We have really tried to balance things out, but on some things we figured it was worth it, like the photographer was a biggie.  We gave up on that one after we saw what was out there in our original price range.

    Post # 4
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    We started with a budget, and I think it was unrealistic for what we want, so I upped it. So far, so good.

    Post # 5
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    well, we don’t have a clear, set budget. we have a “we want to spend x amount” but if we go over it’s not the end of the world. this makes going over pretty easy. luckily i’m thrifty so we don’t go crazy.

    Post # 6
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think the only thing we went over-budget on was photography.  We could’ve used someone within our budget, but I’m glad we spent that extra $250 for someone really great!

    Post # 7
    10216 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Hmmm we have a total budget versus and an allotted amount per item.  If I spend too much in one place, then I definitely cut back in another.  I haven’t had problems staying in budget (yet lol) but I sort of knew the costs etc of everything automatically and knew how much I could reasonably expect to spend on items.

    Post # 8
    4122 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I voted food, but only because I’m paying for the photographer myself, knowing I’d be spending multiple thousands of dollars 🙂

    The food is where we’re going to be pushed it seems… I’m not happy about that!

    Post # 9
    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Battery Gardens

    I wouldn’t say that I was tempted to go over, but I did go over in hair and makeup. I just didn’t budget for hair and makeup trials. I totally didn’t think of that. Therefore, I spent WAY more on both than I expected. Oh well!

    Post # 10
    413 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Since I am in the early stages and only researching right now I am truly hoping not to go over budget since it is limited. However, I voted for food only because that is definitely important to me and can see splurging more in that area if necessary

    Post # 11
    3282 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I chose food, but it was really beverage!

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