(Closed) What's included in a wedding budget?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: What's included in a wedding budget?

    Wedding day expenses (venue, dress, favors, cake, decor, photag, hair & makeup, etc...)

    Wedding day expenses + rings

    Wedding day expenses + honeymoon

    Wedding day expenses + ring + honeymoon

    Other, post below

  • Post # 3
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    When I budgeted I inclydes everything such as airfares (dw) and honeymoon as well as rings. I wanted to see how much all up we are actually spending, and determine if we are comfortable with that,

    Post # 4
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We consider ours in three pools —

    The wedding itself and all that’s involved there, including dress, shoes, undergarments, venue(s), food, alcohol, transport etc. flowers* (my parents are paying this)

    The rehearsal dinner (my FI’s parents are paying this)

    Personal expenses including honeymoon, ring, attendant gifts, etc. (FI and I are paying this)

    *FI’s parents are covering personal flowers and officiant costs.

    Because three different “parties” are paying for the three different pools, it’s easier to separate them out like this.

    Post # 5
    495 posts
    Helper bee

    Here’s what we included, pasted from my spreadsheet with names redacted. I thought about including the honeymoon but decided not to. Yours can include whatever you want it to! Anything you NEED to budget (and by that I mean plan for), include it.

    Our Budget

    Groom’s outfit
    Groom’s ring
    My dress
    My accessories
    My rings
    My makeup/hair/nails

    Venue/officiant donation
    Paper goods

    Dinner food
    Party food
    Welcome dinner (in lieu of a rehearsal dinner)
    Gift for (people letting us use their venue for free)
    Miscellaneous (stamps, family gifts))

    Post # 6
    9791 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I include everything except the honeymoon, I think that should be left out because often people don’t take one, or take one at a later date, etc.  So I find it too variable to include. I mean…if you take your honeymoon 3-6 months later is it really still part of the wedding budget?

    I would include everything else.  I think rings could be left off but I include them into mine.  I also include the cost of the rehearsal dinner.

    Post # 7
    2683 posts
    Sugar bee

    Our budget will cover wedding day expenses and rings.  We have a separate honeymoon budget because we want to see how our wedding expenses work out before setting it.  FI and I aren’t too picky about where we go, so we can be a bit more flexible with this decision.

    Post # 8
    7305 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    When I think of a wedding budget, I don’t include rings or a honeymoon (unless it is a Destination Wedding where the honeymoon is wrapped into the wedding itself).

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