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Have you gone over budget?

Lynnie, on May 21, 2019 at 11:25 AM Posted in Planning 0 124
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If so - you're not alone!! Roughly half of couples spend more on their wedding than they originally planned! Have you gone over your budget already?

Innocent or guilty?


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124 Comments

  • Victoria
    Super May 2019
    Victoria ·
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    Guilty 😭 not a ridiculous amount but I wanted to spend less than my budget.
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  • Mrs. H
    Master September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Ugh, so, so guilty…

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  • Kristin
    Super November 2019
    Kristin ·
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    Innocent. I was shooting for 10k below my actual budget (40k thanks to mom and dad, they wanted the big wedding and I told them they had to pay to get it cause it's not really what we wanted) anyway but at this time, we are dead on track.

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  • Formerbride
    VIP June 2019
    Formerbride ·
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    Innocent. We didn't set a budget per say. We have saved in some areas more than others. I can't say we have overspent on anything though.
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  • Future Mrs. K
    VIP June 2019
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Innocent. We were fortunate to have a really large budget to begin with so we are actually below budget.

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  • Madison
    Devoted August 2019
    Madison ·
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    Guilty! Our original budget the week we got engaged was $20K. We realized we would need a bit more, and upped it to $25K. As of right now, we are a few hundred dollars over. When all is said and done, I think we will be around $27K. Not bad for a Bay Area wedding in the middle of wedding season if you ask me, though!

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Guilty. We are currently working on ways to cut spending in some areas to help bring it as close to the budget as possible.

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  • M
    Dedicated January 2020
    Marie ·
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    That first meme is too real tbh 😂
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  • M
    Dedicated January 2020
    Marie ·
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    Guilty, of course. Wanted to stick around 15K and now looking at ~20K. We can do it I just didnt want to haha.
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  • Leah
    Devoted August 2019
    Leah ·
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    Guilty! That first picture is so me initially... kidding! Mostly just had no idea what to expect or what to start, but starting to get more resourceful as we go which has been really good!

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  • Adara
    Devoted October 2019
    Adara ·
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    Guilty. Totally. but not by much. Our budget was unrealistic for what we wanted.

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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I haven’t spent anything yet, but with all my research I’m realizing it’s going to be extremely hard to stay under the $5k max we want to spend. I did get a phenomenal photographer to lower from $3200 to $2000 for us, so I consider that a HUGE win.
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  • Mandi
    Master October 2020
    Mandi ·
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    We never set a budget. But I did. I've gone over twice. Now I decided to just not set one and not over do it.
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  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
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    So far, not yet. But my venue is free and FILs surprised us by hiring a well known nice caterer.
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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    Guilty guilty guilty

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  • Fenja
    Rockstar December 2020
    Fenja ·
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    So far innocent. But I might go over...

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  • Diana
    VIP December 2019
    Diana ·
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    Nope we’re still way under!!!
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  • Heather
    Expert April 2020
    Heather ·
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    TBH, didn't really set a budget. I estimated about $10,000 altogether, but it's over by a little.

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    Innocent. We don't have an actual budget per se, but are trying to keep things as low as possible. We are trying to DIY as much as possible, and a friend of FH is a budding florist and asked if she could do my bouquets for free if she can use them in her portfolio! My FH is a wedding DJ and is doing a trade swap (I'll DJ your wedding if you DJ mine) so we're doing well so far!

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  • Nora
    Expert July 2019
    Nora ·
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    Guilty! However, we were a bit unrealistic for what we wanted. Still really good price though! Originally wanted for under 5k, now about 8k
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