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How many times have you changed your budget?

Jayla, on January 22, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 226
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Once you set your wedding budget did you stick to it or change it? If so, how many times did you change it? Did you add increase, decrease, or just redistribute your budget?

How many times have you changed your budget?

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226 Comments

Latest activity by Chelsea, on December 29, 2020 at 1:46 PM
  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    We increased our budget once!
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  • B
    Super July 2018
    Brittany ·
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    We didn't really set a budget until we had an idea how much weddings cost. So we went out for quotes with venues and vendors and got an idea, then decided how much we can save a month and when our wedding should be based off that. We did increase our budget once when my husband got a promotion, basically we just added some extras that we wanted but didn't fit our original budget.

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    Never really, we didn't set one. Just kind of paid for things as we went.

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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    We said we didn’t want to go over a set amount for the wedding once & that was it.
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  • Britt Brat
    Expert May 2019
    Britt Brat ·
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    We increased our budget once.

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  • Mandy
    VIP May 2019
    Mandy ·
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    So far - none. I'm really, really trying to stick to my budget so I have been shopping sales, getting lots of quotes from vendors, DIYing, and prioritizing where I want to spend and save on the special day!

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    That's an interesting approach! Did you find that it was harder doing it this way instead of setting a budget?

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  • Jayla
    Champion October 2025
    Jayla ·
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    That's good!! If you stick to what you say you want to spend then you can do it!!

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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    I don't know if it was harder. We were lucky to have our parents offer to pay for certain vendors. My parents are handling the food expense and our venue rental, FH parents covered the DJ and the cake, FH step mom took over the rehearsal dinner. FH and I still footed a large chunk of the bill.

    We made a list of the things we had to pay for, researched and found prices, then we just decided what we could and couldn't afford. We had a set schedule of each paycheck and what things we were going to buy with each paycheck or vendors we were going to pay, etc. to make sure it was all done on time. This worked well for us without having the overall "we want to stay under x amount" mentality.

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  • R
    Savvy May 2018
    Reneshia ·
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    We increased our budget once.
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    None. We haven't decided it yet

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    My budget increased once and I'm already regretting it lol.
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  • Becca
    Super August 2019
    Becca ·
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    We are just paying as we go while trying to find the most reasonably prices. We don’t really have a budget since it’s hard with so many people being invited, but we are trying to be very aware of how much everything is
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  • Justine
    Super July 2019
    Justine ·
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    That's pretty much how we are doing it too.

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  • W
    Dedicated October 2019
    WeddingBliss ·
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    No budget, but I am keeping an updated list of wedding expenses that I keep adding to. I’m only doing this bc FH got it in his head that the wedding was X amount (pretty much the cost of the venue). I wanted to make him aware, so that he isn’t like “where did all the money go”.
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  • J
    Master October 2019
    Jolie ·
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    We didn't really set a budget for a venue cuz we were unsure of what they even cost in our area til I started looking. We based the venue choice on the discounts and what was included. Basically everything else I shopped around til I found something I liked that was most affordable for other vendors. We increased the budget on photographer although it wasn't really a budget it was just me freaking at the cost, wanting it to be low, and FH saying no we'll pay for 2 photographers. Lol ughh although I agree with the reasoning and am fine with it. I still try to adjust guest list down and realistically pricing out all our expenses compared to what we are getting from our parents. I never really consider stationary and my dress jewelry, etc costs for the wedding. Those are things I can afford regularly so I just consider as long as I make the day look great and provide a good experience for my guests that's what I will do and is the bulk of the costs! I guess I will keep track of all those miscellaneous expenses like decor, dress, invites, to get a final number in the end that might make me faint who knows hahah

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  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie ·
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    We didn’t have a set budget, just a rough number to aim for staying under, which we have done so far! 🤞🏻
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  • Arkilia
    Super November 2021
    Arkilia Online ·
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    We have increased our budget twice
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    My husband thought we could have the kind of wedding we waited for 10K. I laughed. Then he did research and we settled on the final budget of 15K. So, just once. But it didn't really count, because budget wasn't set yet.

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated September 2021
    Ashley ·
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    We actually didn't really set a budget since neither of us really knew how much things would typically go for. We started shopping around for venues, deciding what professional vendors we wanted, and what we could do ourselves and kind of saw where it took us.

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