(Closed) What was your "omg!?" budget moment?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 32
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686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m trying not to think about it, but I’m sure for us the big one will be all the extra taxes that aren’t included in the pp meal price. 🙁

Post # 33
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279 posts
Helper bee

I am so dreading the moment when I tally everything up to see where we sit… But i know that I have to do it soon before we’re in trouble. Right now, ignorance does feel like bliss 😛

Post # 34
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5658 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

All I can say is that we spent a lot of oiur regular spending money on the little things like attendants gifts etc… So don’t fret too much. Some of this you REALLY do not need (out of town bags? No not really). And you’ll find money here and there as you go along for the little things. You have 7 months to start slowly assembling the attendants gifts, finding bargains, and working on DIY projects

Post # 35
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@TrousseauHorse:  YES! daily!!!!!!!!!!!! it’s gotten so much worse lately, though! my budget keeps getting forced higher and higher!!!!! i have to double check my calculations. i’m like “how does all of this add up to THIS?!”

 

ugh. 

Post # 36
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552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@JenGirl:  i’m doing the same thing with my budget! nice to see where everything stands!!

Post # 37
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2818 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Everything was a shocker to me. I had no idea how much it really costs to plan a wedding, so we went over budget, but in the end it was worth it! 🙂

Post # 38
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881 posts
Busy bee

So far it’s most definitely been the beverage bill, which came in at about 6.5k — an open bar with middle-grade liquor and bartenders. I’m dragging my feet on catering because I know that will be worse.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@TrousseauHorse:  My biggest ErrMyGawd moment was booking the caterer for $15K and then the photog for $3.6K. I guess if you don’t price out these things routinely, you are in for sticker shock.

Let me know if you find that hidden chunk of cash. I’m kind of hoping for the same.

Post # 41
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@Andthepupmakes3:  Amen to this post. 20% Admin fees????? and taxes on top of that?????!! that’s like, a quarter more than the listed price!

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

oh yes. ive had these.

i started with a spreadsheet with 9 months of wedding planning, with everything included that i could possibly think of aaaaaaaaaaand it went out the window.

no-matter what you do, there will be things you cannot anticipate.

we wanted a very low key wedding, at home for 90 people.
we ended up spending more than our budget by a few thousand dollars, because we just didnt expect every little thing to happen that did. Also, there were things i didnt realise i wanted until i was ‘a bride’ (like a victorias secret bath robe with ‘bride’ bedazzled on it!). 

i didnt anticipate little things that added up to a few thousand dollars that you just dont know about until you begin really planning (bridal emergency bag, hubbys day-of gift, a second set of shoes because the first ones broke and didnt fit right, every-little-decoration, spare batteries for anything that needs it, a photographer because the original one (family friend) dropped out at last minute! (two grand gone, thank god for in laws)).
I had researched and researched but there is just some things that show up out of nowhere.
i spend three months on spreadsheets trying to anticipate every cost, and it just did nothing. 

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