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Budget! Let's talk

ti, on September 14, 2022 at 9:49 AM Posted in Planning 2 50
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Now that my wedding is complete I'm really interested to hear how everybody's budgets went/are going?

Did you go over/under/did you end up having to change your budget or plans midway??

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Latest activity by Shakeen, on October 7, 2022 at 9:32 AM
  • Cece
    Rockstar November 2022
    Cece ·
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    We are going over budget. Way, way over budget. Like, I don’t think we are even acknowledging a budget any more LOL
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    Before we postponed, we were looking to be a bit over our initial budget. But after we postponed, we made some changes to our wedding, and oddly enough, ended up right within our original budget! We had downsized our wedding for our new date, which helped us save a lot, though also added a videographer and day-of coordinator.
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  • Sarah
    Master September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    We went about 5k over budget and would have gone further over budget, but we had a decent amount of declines and opted out of getting a videographer.
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  • Sloane
    Rockstar May 2022
    Sloane ·
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    My mom asked us early on what our budget was and my husband said we had none. However I had a number in mind and needless to say we exceeded it substantially.
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  • G
    Dedicated September 2023
    Grace ·
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    Well, we're definitely over our preliminary budget, but after the initial blowing of the budget, I'd say it's leveled out quite well. I still try to operate within the category budgets, as much as possible, to stay accountable. We'll see. lol

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  • Caitlin
    Devoted January 2023
    Caitlin ·
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    We're I think about 3K under budget at the moment!!! I'm quite happy about it but also still have alterations so I know that number will go down some.

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  • Taylor
    Rockstar October 2022
    Taylor ·
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    We’ve gone way, way over budget. I just don’t think I knew the price of things these days and didn’t quite guesstimate well at the beginning lol
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  • Tajuana
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Tajuana ·
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    Yes we definately went over budget 😩. When you create a budget it sounds good, but when you begin to put all the parts together of the wedding, that amount quickly changes😩
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  • H
    Beginner August 2022
    Hannah ·
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    We went over budget by a few thousand dollars. Not too insane, and we were able to save enough in time to not have to put anything on credit cards. We were hoping to recoup some of it with gifts but we mostly just got cash and blew it all on our honeymoon!
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  • B
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Benjamin ·
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    We ended up about $16k over budget but it was totally worth it!

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  • N
    Beginner August 2022
    Nova ·
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    We didn't have a hard total budget at the beginning. More like an imaginary number. We had budgets for different vendors, for example $4000 for food and drink, $1500 for the dress, etc. We stuck well to the vendor budgets but didn't really have set budgets for things like decorations or favors and I felt like we ended up spending more than what we expected for the entire wedding.
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  • Carley
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Carley ·
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    I honestly didn’t have a budget but I think we did pretty good. But then I hear if other wedding expenses and I think we spent wayy to much. But at the same time we did a destination wedding and had flights and shipping fees and the house we rented for everyone to stay in. But we had a marvelous time and I would definitely do it over.
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  • Heather
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Heather ·
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    Way, way over lol
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  • Heather
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Heather ·
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    Ha ours doubled 🫠
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  • Gutters
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Gutters ·
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    I stayed on budget did a lot of my shopping on line and finding good deals on the stuff I wanted had a beautiful wedding
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  • Danielle
    Savvy August 2022
    Danielle ·
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    We were over budget by about $5000. Forgot to factor in tips!!
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  • Lenia
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Lenia ·
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    Do not do Milwaukee photo booth deals everything seems legit but then they don't show up n no refund I waisted money I thought because I looked it up on wedding wire it wasn't going to be a scam n it was
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  • S
    Just Said Yes August 2022
    Sabrina ·
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    I was actually under budget. With my husband purchasing his outfit items individually instead of at one place we saved over $400 bucks on his and his groomsmen and bestman. We did somewhere local so we didn't have to rent a hotel room. Making all of the decorations and printing our invitations at home, saved us so much money. Overall we were under budget by almost $1000.

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  • Adrienne
    Just Said Yes July 2022
    Adrienne ·
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    I was under budget by $600

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar August 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I had a budget range in mind and ended up 17k under MAX budget partly due to declines during a Covid surge. My favorite part of planning was finding cash and budgeting. Least favorite: convincing my husband to keep in budget. Looking back, I could have spent more because we forewent optional parties, and used separate money for our honeymoon 6 months later.

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