Planning a wedding makes me feel so adult. It’s funny that I have the power to plan and pay for an entire wedding. I don’t feel old or mature enough for that responsibility! I first realized the power when I picked the day and paid for the venue. I had never written a check for so much money! When I got the invitations back, that is when it REALLY sunk in. To see my name, J’s name, and the place, date and time of our wedding made it feel so real and so close. It’s going to happen!
So here I am on the last stretch of the planning process. Just three more months and I’ll be married! We are doing pretty well on the budget, but still have a few things to nail down and pay for. Click here to see the original wedding budget and then all the dirty details.
Done and paid for:
-Invitations: Under budget by $40
-Thank you notes: Under budget by $85 (they were included in the invitation set!)
-Rings: Over budget by $168.71 (gold is so freaking expensive!)
-Venue: On budget
-Gifts for hostesses: Under budget by $14
-Dress: Under budget by $1.00… remember? :)
-Shoes: Under budget by $1.75
-Alterations: Over budget by $80
-Stamps: bought Forever Stamps for thank you notes
-Reception decorations: bought a few things
-Photography: Deposit is down, the remainder is due in a month
-Gifts for bridesmaids: Gifts are purchased, just need to get the boxes and cards
Left to Buy:
-Gift to ceremony musician
-Gift to officiant
-Gift to reception musicians
-Hair and makeup
There is still a lot left to buy, but we have most of the items nailed down and should be within our budget. I’ll make sure to update the budget as we get closer to the wedding!
For all the engaged girls out there, how is your wedding budget going? :)