When my fiance and I first got engaged and started planning, the first thing we did was set a budget. We started at not wanting to go over 5000. Soon thereafter we realized 5k would not cover everything we wanted especially in NJ. We increased to 10k and started our venue search. I fell in love with what I think was the 5th venue we toured. It was a little over budget but he saw how much I loved it and we increased our budget to 13k.
Here we are now. With 180 days left. We looked over our budget and finalized all the numbers. We've come in at 18k 🤯 Same with the honeymoon. We started at 2k. Then we saw Belize and wanted to go there which is a little over so we settled on 3k. After looking and finding the best Airbnb and looking at all the tours/activities we wanted to do while there and we have ended at around 4700.
We are not over extending ourselves, we just had NO idea how expensive everything gets! I always thought I'd be able to pull off the wedding I dreamed of for super cheap. I could not have been more wrong lol! Please tell me I'm not alone here! Has anyone else gone through the same thing?