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True or False: I’m over budget

Maggie, on February 5, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 79
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Despite your best budget intentions, it’s really easy to spend more than you originally planned! In fact, couples tend to underestimate how much they’ll spend on their wedding by 40%. Are you standing strong in your budget battle?


True or false? I’ve gone over budget!


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79 Comments

Latest activity by Melle, on June 25, 2019 at 6:38 PM
  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    False. We r right on track with 3.5 months to go.
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  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    False, we never really set a budget, but we never spent more than we could afford.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    True and false. We are well over our original budget, but my parents are footing the majority of the bill and upped the budget early on once we realized how much weddings really cost. We're right on track with the new budget with just under 4 months to go!

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    True, I'm about $20k over my original budget.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    That's awesome, Swtnss238!!! Way to keep to your budget! Do you still have deposits or vendors to pay?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Oh man, that's a lot, Melissa. What threw your budget out of whack?

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    Picking a venue with a 175 minimum guest count at $170 pp.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Yep, I can see that doing it. Makes sense. Is your venue all inclusive?

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    Lmao I wish! I live in NJ where venues cost an arm and 3 legs.
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    False. We had a spreadsheet. We stayed on budget, we might have adjusted because we were off on starting numbers, but it was fine.

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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    False! We will be able to stay right at our original budget!
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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
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    All deposits r paid. We still have a few final payments to go. Some DIY decor I still need to get. Things r rolling much quicker now.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    False! I’m frugal as h-e-double hockey sticks! I’m actually under budget.
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    False! We actually came in about 3k UNDER budget

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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
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    Either. We never really set a budget- I know this could be bad. We just knew what we wanted to spend on each thing. For example, we wanted $750.00 for my wedding dress, but I ended up buying a new dress for $260 that I fell in love with. So I guess we have some what of a budget, and I know as of now we aren't over. If that makes sense lol

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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·
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    True. My husband talked me in to an expensive caterer and ordering more wine. It ended up being about 60% of our "budget" but so worth it!

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Way to go, Abby!! And with a month or so to go!! That's awesome!

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
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    Yay!!! Awesome Melissa!! Did that extra money go toward anything special?

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  • Shaunte
    Expert December 2020
    Shaunte ·
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    False. So far, so good.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    TRUE. So true. 😭
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