Lynnie
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I'm over budget - true or false?

Lynnie, on August 27, 2019 at 11:41 AM

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Are you already over budget? Or is your spending totally under control? "I'm over budget" - true or false? Next Question: I know my exact wedding countdown at all times Back to the Beginning: True or False?

Are you already over budget? Or is your spending totally under control?

"I'm over budget" - true or false?


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Next Question: I know my exact wedding countdown at all times

Back to the Beginning: True or False?

145 Comments

  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    True. But just $300 so far

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  • Tracy
    Dedicated August 2020
    Tracy ·
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    False? Parents budget was roughly $50k which we may not even hit, and then my FH and I were willing to add on top of that.

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  • Marquita
    Dedicated January 2020
    Marquita ·
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    True by a landslide. It’s pretty stressful but yeah lol. If our number was smaller, food would be less, and we would be fine.
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  • Hannah
    Devoted December 2019
    Hannah ·
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    True! We didn't set a real budget because neither of us had any idea going in how expensive all things wedding related are - I guessed we could probably do everything for about $5-6k! When we actually got a couple months in, had picked a venue and started deciding on things, we set a rough number of what we thought we wanted to stay under total ($10k) - including honeymoon. We are now thinking it will be more like $12.5k but we are 3 months out still and haven't bought the decor/flowers and don't have our final count for the caterer so that could go up or down a little. It's one of those things where I'm super excited about the wedding and marrying the LOML but if you would've told us going in that it would end up costing this much, we probably would've just eloped - too far in to back out now!

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  • Andrea
    Devoted October 2020
    Andrea ·
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    We are under control. We set a budget and no matter what we are sticking to it, even if that means we need to cut some people to keep our budget in tact.

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  • Mary
    Devoted November 2019
    Mary ·
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    Extremely true. We started this venture thinking we wanted to spend $1,000 max. We started planning and realized that really only $5,000 was realistic for what we wanted. Then we started putting down deposits and figuring out the day and suddenly, $1,000 had gone to $8,000. That's where we've stopped and we are only 18 days away but holy cow was this wedding more than I wanted/expected. But we don't mind. Our families helped a lot and we can afford it, it's just crazy how much little stuff adds up even when you DIY it!

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  • Jessica
    Expert February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    False, our budget is kind of a flexible thing though. We just know we want to keep spending on the low end.

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  • Chanie
    Dedicated April 2021
    Chanie ·
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    True budget was 10k but guest count went up from 150 to 200 so looking more like 15k to 20k.

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  • Christina
    Savvy December 2019
    Christina ·
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    No budget and over budget! We’ll deal with it after! It will all work out!
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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2020
    Jessica ·
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    I'm so glad I found this thread....We have definitely gone over. 😳 Things I didn't think I would care about I do. I am having a destination wedding and really want to take care of the guest while they're here. It's gotten a little crazy. Lol
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  • D
    Savvy October 2022
    Destiny ·
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    False. Trying to stay under budget and haven’t bought anything yet but planning accordingly to stay under budget
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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
    Ashley ·
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    False. We are actually coming in about 3K under budget.

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  • Caila
    Devoted August 2020
    Caila ·
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    We are right on track with budget, actually a little under (which makes me soo happy!!). Doing a lot of DIY things & keeping things simple has helped tons!

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  • Quinesha
    Savvy December 2019
    Quinesha ·
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    True..... I’m just over it at this point, lol
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  • Suzanne
    Savvy July 2020
    Suzanne ·
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    True. We figured out our obvious biggest expense is reception/dinner. With dress, tux, decor (so far), invites, photographer, DJ with photobooth, string trio, chair rental, and ceremony rental we are coming in about $16,000, give or take on reception- this is estimating 400 guests. Both parents are helping out.
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  • Kelly
    Dedicated October 2021
    Kelly ·
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    Considering the fact that we paid 75% of our supposed budget on the venue, I'm pretty sure we will be over budget. Still need to book photographer, DJ, caterer, flowers, wedding cake, and limo (just to take me, my girls, and my mom to the ceremony). I'm hoping to keep it under $9k.

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  • Maria
    Dedicated June 2020
    Maria ·
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    More or less I think we will be over budget. We were initially hoping for around $15,000 but I think we will be over but not by much.

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted March 2022
    Sweet'N'Rhodes ·
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    False for two reasons.

    1) Nothing has been bought yet,

    2) We've yet to set a budget. Smiley xd

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  • Mikayla
    Dedicated May 2021
    Mikayla ·
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    False, and I hope it stays that way!

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  • Jeanette
    Expert July 2022
    Jeanette ·
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    My estimations are slightly over budget because I don't realistically know what I'm going to spend yet for flowers, hair and makeup, decor, pro or non-pro DJ, etc. So I'm trying to add a little cushion to everything in the budget. Plus also thinking about tips... But I hope in the end we can actually stay under.

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