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How many times have you changed your budget?

Lynnie, on January 21, 2019 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 35
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Figuring out the budget for your wedding is not easy! It can change with every single contract and purchase, as you decide where to splurge and where to save! How many times has your budget changed? 馃挵


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Latest activity by Brittany, on February 6, 2019 at 13:35
  • Brittany
    British Columbia
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    LOL the picture.

    I would say our budget stayed pretty much the same the whole time, but the contributors changed. His parents were going to help, but ended up not being able to. So luckily my parents agreed to 'fill the gap' so we didn't have to cut the bar budget.

    I was very happy/surprised we stayed almost perfectly on budget. (Within $1,000)

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha
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    Never, we set a budget and we are sticking to it. We have went over in some areas but saved in others.

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  • Summer
    Devoted May 2019 Ontario
    Summer
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    We haven鈥檛 really. We鈥檝e stuck pretty close to our 15k budget.
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  • T
    Curious April 2019 Ontario
    Trish
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    Oh man....it doesn't even matter at this point...started at 25K...closer to 38K now..........keep adding things we forgot about! Oh well, what's done is done!

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  • Erin
    Super September 2019 Ontario
    Erin
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    Zero times! We have been VERY strict with ourselves on keeping costs down. Minor things have been altered, but the overall budget itself hasn't changed one bit!
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  • Allison
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
    Allison
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    I love that idea of brunch! I love breakfast food and I am a morning person but my fianc茅 wanted to stick to more 鈥渢raditional鈥 wedding if you鈥檇 call it that, and wasn鈥檛 really willing to budge so we found other areas to compromise on.
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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
    Candace
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    A couple times, mostly just moved the money around (added more to the photographer budget and cut some from the videographer)
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  • Sydney
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Sydney
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    A little here and there. Certain vendors were more expensive than we budgeted, so then we tried to cut down in other places!
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  • Deborah
    Beginner October 2019 Ontario
    Deborah
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    We had no idea the cost of some wedding items. Even when I tell someone I want to spend less on my dress or my photography, so many opinions race about how I should worry to much about budget. My fianc茅 and I both prioritized getting out of this wedding debt free. With us, we were ably to keep it a little lower because we are around 80 people and having a brunch Smiley smile.
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  • Allison
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
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    Ours started around $10,000 as well, I actually had this crazy idea that we could pull off a backyard wedding for less than $5,000 and kudos to those who do! It just wasn't for us and our 140+ family guest list... so our budget jumped to $25,000 including the honeymoon which just sounds insane but that's once we got actual numbers and realized how expensive wedding planning can be.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia
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    It's been changing a lot as we do more research but not by too much.

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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky
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    Few times, we were on budget but due to few factors we need to cut our budget!

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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya
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    We are currently under our budget! We don't plan on spending more than what we can afford to pay in cash. Also! Our parents are helping out a lot so we will only end up spending maybe $2,000 of our own money for the honeymoon / my hair, lashes, makeup, nails. etc

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  • Deborah
    Beginner October 2019 Ontario
    Deborah
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    Mine went from 10000 including the honeymoon (o how wrong i was). We raised it to 12000 and we are currently sitting at 14000 with no honey Moon. I feel like it could have been worse but we are still trying to save where we can.
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  • Stephanie
    Frequent user July 2019 Quebec
    Stephanie
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    We only changed it once

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  • Katrin
    Frequent user September 2019 Ontario
    Katrin
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    Ugh, we had to keep upping it once we discovered what things actually cost. My original budget was like like 3k for food and $800 for a photographer. Oh, how wrong I was. For what we wanted and we did not want to give up, our budget is now 20k whereas originally it was 8k. But I don't regret it, I am extraordinarily in love with how our day is going to be. It's definately going to be the most magical day of our lives.

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie
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    Once. We had an idea of what we wanted, fell in love with a venue that was slightly more than we thought but decided to go for it

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra
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    We鈥檝e honestly only shuffled it down once we started to get a reaslistic idea of what we wanted to spend
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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim
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    We haven't really... We've stuck to it but allowed $1000 of "wiggle room"
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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea
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    We haven鈥檛 really! However, we鈥檙e quite under budget right now and are hoping to keep it that way
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly
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    Only once, when we realized it wasn't going to be possible for us to keep it where it was. But it didn't go up by much, just enough to cover the venue cost which is the thing we splurged on since we absolutely fell in love with it!
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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah
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    Multiple times as we've had to figure out what various costs were.

    BUT in our defence, we've cut back on a lot, and have made mostly pragmatic decisions about costs.


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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie
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    Once; the budget went down, not up which was good!
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison
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    Basically anytime a contract was signed/guests were added we took a look and made sure things were still lining up.
    We've only changed it by 500-1000 so not major reworkings but we've adjusted actual values 3 times.

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  • Monica
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Monica
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    Our budget has changed about 3 times.. I tried to stick with our initial budget but the guest list grew, so did the budget... Smiley amazing I totally feel like those pictures posted in this discussion..
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  • Michelle
    Expert April 2019 Alberta
    Michelle
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    We changed it twice. But we haven't been strict with it.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca
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    Our budget has changed A LOT! We probably increased it twice since we started planning.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey
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    We did not really set a budget. Just going on the lowest possible price out of the options that are presented to us.
    I am keeping track of how much we will possibly spend and am trying to keep it under that price
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod
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    None. Our total was lower than expected and really good way.

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  • Val茅rie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Val茅rie
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    None - We had decided on our budget pretty early on and stuck to it!

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne
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    Once? I think...my hubby was in control of that!

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina
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    We never set a budget. So none lol. There are costs that keep coming up that we didn鈥檛 think of, so I鈥檓 sure if we had a budget we would have blown it.
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