(Closed) Wedding costs getting out of hand?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It was really bad for us about 6 weeks until the wedding. There were so many surprising costs we were really freaking out.

We just had to save more during those 6 weeks. I kept telling myself “in 6 weeks, it’s over”

Could you save more? We started saving $100 extra dollars a month. It really added up and helped us out

Post # 5
Member
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yes!  My wedding is less than 6 months away now and costs are starting to add up.  And I’m sure they will continue to add up until it’s over.  As Gabrielle123 suggested, I’m just trying to save every dollar that I can and I’ve started looking into cheaper options for the things I haven’t paid for yet.

Post # 6
Member
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

$84 for picture frames?  Just spent it.  Its not in the budget but its necessary for bar signs and to remember our loved ones. 

We are realizing that big bill at the venue is coming up so our goal is to pay everyone else off before the wedding.  There are still tons of misc things that need to be done like Out of Town bags, postage for invites/thank yous, etc.  Time to pinch the pennies and kiss a spring break vaca off!

Post # 7
Member
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have tried to budget high for all the expenses I don’t know about. I keep a running total of everytihng I spend.  I know things will pop up but I’m hoping by overshooting the total on some things it will help pay for the cost of the surprises that pop up!  I HOPE 😀

Post # 8
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Ugh tell me about it. We are AT LEAST $15,000 over budget. Yep, that’s right.

We went shopping for my FI’s wedding band and of course he fell in love with one that is $1,200 over what we had budgeted. It just never ends.

It will all be worth it though.

Post # 10
Member
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We are 15,000 if not more over budget too! No more trips to the mall, girls nights out have now become girls night in, we only go to the movies if we have a groupon for it, an instead of the nice places we use to go to eat we now go to the places that offer the 2 for 20 meals! The first paycheck I get after wedding I’m heading straight to the mall!!! Too bad it’s over 9 months away 🙁 

Post # 11
Member
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It is super stressful! I never considered the costs of a guest book, table numbers, vases, postage, bridal accessories, etc. It all just keeps adding up! I am trying to save as much money as I can and am trying to make a little too. I’m currently selling books and furniture that I no longer use or need. 

Post # 13
Member
14398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just didnt add everything up until after the wedding!

Post # 14
Hostess
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@mickeees: No idea. I guess that is why we are marrying them, to balance us out. 😉

@Leonard2B:  I hear you on that! Thank goodness for Christmas gift cards or I would be in a serious shopping drought.

Post # 15
Member
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@mickeees: That’s how I feel! Nobody includes the cost of postage with the invitations. Plus, it seems the fancier the invitations, the more it costs to mail. Sigh

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