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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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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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.
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.