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Who is more strict about sticking to the budget? You or your fiancé(e)?

Rebecca, on November 13, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 0 221
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When it comes down the wedding budget, who manages your spreadsheets? Is one of you inclined to spend a little more? Or are you both equally money-conscious? Who is more strict about sticking to the budget - you or your fiancé(e)?

Who is more strict about sticking to the budget? You or your fiancé(e)? 1

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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·

    Me. He didn't even really keep track of the budget Wedding and party planning wasn't exactly his forte, so I took the reins. Though he was eager to help where needed! He'd ask "what do you need me to do and what can I spend?" So he was very mindful of the budget, but I was the one keeping an eye on it as a whole

  • Kimberly
    Devoted October 2019
    Kimberly ·
    Me 100%. I'm constantly looking at where the money is going and who needs what by when. He's in la la Land wanting to plan our honeymoon
  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·

    Both.

    He makes our budgets because I just can't. But when we have a goal and a set budget, we stick to it. I'm much better about saying "we don't need that" or "I think we can find a better price".

  • Vanessasaurus
    VIP June 2019
    Vanessasaurus ·
    We both are! We are buying a house which is more important than one day and we don’t want to set ourselves up for failure!
  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
    I’m definitely more money conscious.

    He’s just like we work hard, we deserve it!
  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·

    This is currently our new "couples project". We want to save to buy our first home so we are working harder on setting and sticking to a budget.

  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·

    100% me. I have a spreadsheet that I update every time one of us gets paid and pay out the bills and make sure we have a nice buffer in there. I budgeted our money for the Vegas wedding and put cash in envelopes based on the day and event so we wouldn't run out. Ended up bringing enough money back home because of this that we bought a new couch the day we landed. We soooo needed a new couch so I'm glad I was tight with the money lol. We definitely still had an amazing time but it's easy for money to fly out of your wallet when gambling there.

  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·

    Me! My H has a horrible amazon addiction.

  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
    We're both good at sticking to the budget though I'm more the one keeping up with it and making most of the purchases.
  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie ·
    Me!! But that’s not surprising. I handle our monthly finances too, and budgeting/money is pretty easy for me. Plus, I’m the lead for planning with lots of opinions and ideas bounced off him, so I’m keeping track of what we are spending!
  • Alyssa
    Master December 2019
    Alyssa ·
    Budget!! That’s Chinese to Glenn
  • S
    Savvy November 2020
    Sarah ·
    I'm more about budget then he is but we for the most part talk about anything big first.
  • Laura
    Rockstar October 2019
    Laura ·

    I am. i've had to be with being on disability since 2002, I learned how to stretch a dollar pretty far

  • K
    Beginner July 2019
    Keturah ·
    I am he finds it hard to stick to it because he likes to spoil me but I’m pretty tight when it comes to spending
  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
    We both are big savers so we like to not break the budget. If it came down to it, each of us would break the budget to indulge the other if we knew there was something they really wanted. Generally we both avoid spending money though.
  • Jackie
    Beginner July 2019
    Jackie ·
    Me if I left it up to him we wouldn't have anyone the bills paid but we would have a lot of nice stuff
  • Librabride1013
    Savvy June 2019
    Librabride1013 ·

    We both are ! We are paying for everything ourselves.. and will also be moving so money is tight !

  • Sereena
    Savvy September 2019
    Sereena ·
    Definitely me, he's a big Spender and I'm now finally getting him on track with keeping track of where his money is going.
  • Johanna
    Dedicated December 2018
    Johanna ·
    100% me. I pay the bills and do the household shopping. I can’t wait to fully take over finances after the wedding.
  • Amanda
    Savvy April 2020
    Amanda ·
    I guess I am?

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