Post # 1
So I’m reeeally trying to get my budget in line and I’ve made lists upon lists of things I still need. But I know I am missing some of the little things that I will forget about until they come up. After reading Mrs. Octo’s post of her breakdown of her budget, I was most interested in the miscellaneous add-ons at the end – i.e. food for the morning of, marriage certificate (how could I forget about that?), etc.
For the married beeds, what were the things you may have forgotten to add to your budget until you needed them?
For those of us in the planning process, what are the small things you have added to your budget that don’t seem to ‘fit’ in a catergory?
Post # 4
I forgot a lot of the religious things. Like the ketubah, and then of course a frame for the ketubah. And Yarmulkes.
Post # 5
Trial and error. In making our invites trying one glue that doesnt work well and needing to buy another, needing an exacto knife…
shipping on some things I need to order and ship to my mom’s, tips for people
Post # 6
All the little things that may or many not “technically” part of the budget, but things you need/want. Outfits/shoes/accessories for shower(s), bridal lunch, rehearsal, bachelorette party, engagement pics, etc. I included gifts as a line item for the wedding party, and hostesses for various events, but I didn’t think of the added expense of cards, boxes, wrapping paper, and ribbons (of course I bought the wedding color coordinated paper and ribbon). Lunch/snacks/water/champagne while getting ready was something else I didn’t really think about.
We did welcome bags for the guests staying at our hotel block, and we created a booklet of things to do near the hotel, maps, directions, schedule of events, etc. We didn’t factor in PRINTING the books, which ended up being way more expensive than I thought.
P.S. Some states give you a reduced price on your marriage license if you attend pre-marital counseling. We just took the certificate we received for completing our church’s pre-marital course and our license was $11 or something.
Post # 7
One more thing – we displayed some of our engagement pictures, my bridal pictures, and pictures of family members at their weddings. We didn’t think about/budget the cost of FRAMES. So I was hitting 3-4 Marshalls the week before the wedding to get 20 silver frames in various sizes.
Post # 8
Let’s see….little things that have tended to add up include: undergarments for the wedding gown, programs & favor cards, clothes & intimates for the honeymoon, thank you cards & stamps, etc.
Post # 9
Okay, the little things for me that didn’t seem like a big deal until put onto paper- marriage license, favors and gift bags, honeymoon spending money (+ dressy dinner clothes, bathing suit, lingerie etc), night before, day of, and day after costs (rehearsal dinner costs, day-of meal costs for bridal party, beauty treatments, liquor & snacks, morning after brunch, etc), all vendor tips, & all PAPER ITEMS- invitations, save the dates, announcements, & thank you cards (AND stamps for it all!!). Hope this helps 🙂
Post # 10
My problem was I underestimated things. The big things that wrecked my budget were: DH picking a way more expensive ring, him wanting to purchase his wedding attire vs. rent a tux, and my alterations were double what I planned.
Post # 11
not married YET but here’s what i’ve bought so far, and things in the future i will need to buy.
a dress hanger, a new bottle of perfume, postage stamps, a return address stamp, calligraphy for invitations, ring bowl, personalized stir sticks.
stuff that i will need but i forgot to budget… the marriage certificate, uh, the officant fee (really, how did i miss that!?!?), cake stands, guest book, alterrations for my dress, undergarments, a tux/suit for our 12yr old, sexy clothes for wedding night, food to eat while getting ready (thanks girls for that reminder).
Post # 12
Stamps, yes, especially thank you card stamps!
- Food/snacks/drinks for the day-of while getting ready
- Tips (nails, hair, servers, Reharsal Dinner, etc)
- Decor supplies (scissors, tape, pew clips, etc)
- Emergency kits (hair spray, travel toiletries, mints, hem/dress tape)
- Bathroom baskets
- Honeymoon stuff (clothes, toiletries, luggage fees, spending on the actual honeymoon)
- Pens for the guestbook
- Cake server, toasting flutes
- Bags for the favor buffet
- Undergarments (Spanx are expensive!)
- Shoe inserts
- Thank you notes (I estimated only for the wedding, but needed them for 2 showers, the bachelorette, the wedding party and post-wedding gifts that came. Plus the stamps & return address labels for these)
Post # 13
Ooooh! Great post! Thank you.
Post # 14
So far in my experience, BUSTLE COSTS, for my dress!
“Oh your going to need about anywhere from 5-10 bustles at $20 each!”
Post # 15
stamps, guest book sets, accessories, alterations, thank you stationary, thank you gifts for those who helped on you wedding day
Post # 16
- Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna
I forgot to budget for engagement photos and bridal party gifts. The bridal party gifts were the ones that put me over budget in the end.