Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Money, Money, Money aka Making my Wedding Budget

Budgeting, originally uploaded by RambergMediaImages.
This week Mr. Modern and I faced a hard reality: We were not taking a realistic look at the cost of our wedding. We had a budget but we didn’t include the cost of the honeymoon, rings, bridal party gifts, and vans we plan to rent to transport guest who cant afford to fly, to the wedding. These things added almost 10K to the budget. 10K! It was time to get real.

So we sat down and decided exactly what we wanted and how much we were willing to pay. There was fighting and a few tears, but we came to an agreement and now have a very detailed budget (down to the penny) including everything we would possibly have to pay. There will be a lot of DIY on my part but in the end everything will turn out perfectly. Plus even with the 10k overage, we did the math and feel comfortable about paying everything off before the actual wedding day. Im so glad we figured this all out sooner rather than later.


  1. Sending a hug your way!

    What projects have you decided to DIY?

  2. Thanks for the hug :)

    Im going to DIY the centerpieces, invites, menus, programs, save the dates, my veil, and im sure there will be more. Im glad we are starting to plan so early so I have time to do everything!

  3. Ooooo! That is awesome!

    I highly recommend Shutterfly for your Save the Dates if you are looking to do a photo card. If you aren't already, sign up, and you will get coupons galore!

    Are you going for fresh flowers for your centerpieces? If so, I LOVE globalrose.com; I use them several times a year for events, both personally and for work.

    Keep us posted!