(Closed) The little things that add up.. What were/are they?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 17
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Not married for a few more weeks, but I seem to be spending money left and right! We remembered bridal party gifts in our budget, but didn’t stick the budget on them very well.  Also, we decided we wanted to get something small for our readers and other participants in the ceremony.  Other things we forgot to budget for…

Pictures frames for around the reception (guest book sign, family pics, etc.)

Wrapping for all of those gifts mentioned earlier.

Hostess gifts for showers

New outfits that I “needed” for showers, bachelorette party, honeymoon, etc.


Post # 18
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My problem was I put items in our original budget as “will make myself” rather than buy, but I didn’t really account well for the cost of raw materials. Grandid they were probably cheaper than they would have been if I had bought the items themselves, but that crap adds up!
I would also comlpetely agree with everyone above. I did not account well for stamps, thank you cards, and new outfits for the parties.

Post # 19
11381 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Married bee here, I had these things on the list but they come in mind when you say little details … that some may forget to add up

guest book/pen

cake topper

like you said marriage cert.

make up/hair

preacher/whoever is marrying you (if they make you pay) ours didn’t BUT we got married in hubby’s family church..

wedding favors JUST in case you didn’t remember to add those up

flower girl baskets

shoes (including your hubby’s to be)

runner (if your having one down your isle)

ring pillow 

that’s all i could think of right now 

Post # 20
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Things that have uses after the wedding, but if it weren’t for the wedding, I probably wouldn’t have purchased. Examples: expensive makeup (Make Up For Ever HD is great but PRICEY), rubber stamps, 5 different types of gluesticks, other miscellaneous craft supplies, new shoes, new dresses for rehearsal and honeymoon, I could go on and on…

Also, am I the only girl who’s avoiding adding these to the running list of wedding costs? My fiance and I have a shared Google spreadsheet with our budget, but so far I haven’t added any of these “extra” things for two reasons: 1) I feel guilty for spending the extra money and 2) they legitimately can be used after the wedding and I don’t want them to factor into the total wedding cost!

Here’s the extent of my craziness: I asked for a new printer for my birthday present fully intending to use it for wedding invitations and programs. THIS is how much I don’t want to include “the little things” in our wedding budget. LOL.

Post # 21
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

day of beauty/accessories, stupid little things like table numbers and escort cards, stamps, new ink for when you’re printing millions of things

Post # 22
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Our paper products ended up being twice our budget! In the moment, we decided to splurge on printing for things like menus, programs, etc.

In addition, things that fit in the “decor” category was unexpected. It’s all the little stuff, like table signs, knick-knacks, etc that we displayed on tables.

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