(Closed) Things you didn’t think to include in the budget?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some things to make sure you budget are Hair and Makeup for yourself and if you plan on paying for any of your girls. Gifts for members of the bridal party.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i didnt think about paying for the vendors that attend the wedding! i wasnt factoring them into my original guest list

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

transportation.  oops.  luckily my sister in law’s father owns a limo company and we are getting a sweet discount.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Tipping.  TOTALLY forgot.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Postage for the STD’s and wedding invitations. And tips for vendors.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tipping and insurance.

I also didn’t even think about taxes on my wedding dress. We have high sales tax in Cal, and so when you hit 4 figures, it adds up fast!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Monkeygirl – I also totally forgot about postage. Luckily we were under budget on our Save-The-Date Cards and invites so I call it a “bundle package” 🙂

I also forgot about underthings (bra, undies to go under my dress) and vendor meals. Luckily, we only need to provide 3 (I think – photogs and DOC. DJ won’t be there until well after dinner) so it won’t break the bank. And they’re all getting the chicken (I checked – no veggie needs) because it’s cheaper!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I never considered the music for our church ceremony! Nor did I factor in paying the priest, wedding coordinator, alter boys that we have to pay in order to use the church. I never factored in transportain and I’m still not sure what we plan on doing, pry nothing really just use our own cars.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

For us it’s been all of the little things surrounding the wedding, not the wedding itself.  Private room at a bar for our welcome party – $150 deposit.  Want to have cocktails at our cabin before the rehearsal?   Gotta buy booze and snacks for everyone – another $200 or so.  Hmmm, the girls are going to need food while we are getting ready…$40?  $50?  So are the guys.  Crap.   All this little stuff starts to add up! 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

Thank you for posting this! I am going to save it as a favorite because I am afraid that I am going to be missing things too!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t factor in a DOC! I realized with all the DIY projects I’m doing, I’ll need one. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Dance Lessons, Gifts for the Maid/Matron of Honor and bridesmaids, Accessories, just all the little stuff really. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

In my early budget I completely forgot about a videographer. Not everyone hires one but as someone who watched their Uncle’s wedding video (on vhs!!) a million times over, I just had to hire a videographer. Luckily I found a great studio that does both photo and video at a great price!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I definitely didn’t include: tipping, postage not just for invitation but thank you cards for the shower and wedding itself, gifts for everyone including parents and all the trials for hair and makeup.

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