Comments on: Wedding Costs: YOLO http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-costs-yolo/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 01 May 2015 23:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bianca http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-costs-yolo/#comment-138474 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:45:29 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31206#comment-138474 Laura–I am all the way with you here! I’ve had some great luck in hunting for deals, but it’s not possible to get everything at rock-bottom prices…the work required for that would take a lot of the fun out of it. I, too, have decided to splurge in a few areas. The primary one turned out to be event/venue, but I’m sneaking in a few things for me and my FI here and there.

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By: Laura W http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-costs-yolo/#comment-138465 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:24:38 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31206#comment-138465 Dana-I just discovered your Etsy shop today, and I must say: I’m impressed! Budget blasters are no fun, but I’m happy you’ve found a way to work with it.

Ashleigh-I hope you have fun on your cruise! That sounds so fun! I think revising as you go in the wedding process is very necessary. I just hope I’m not an embarrassment once my actual numbers come out. haha!

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By: Ashleigh http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-costs-yolo/#comment-138459 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:10:04 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31206#comment-138459 I’ve had those moments, but not really with our wedding. We did revise our budget up a bit once we got into the process, but I still made off crazy good. (Helps when all the vendors are extended family!) We recently celebrated our first anniversary, and we splurged on a Caribbean cruise… so worth it!

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By: Dana http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-costs-yolo/#comment-138455 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:20:16 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31206#comment-138455 Yes! I’ve had a few YOLO moments recently with planning and unexpected costs that have popped up. One involved our officiant and church fees. When we reserved the church, there was an interim pastor. Now, we have a permanent pastor and a new church wedding planner. They’ve revised the church fees which have jumped from $250 to now close to $500! (including a new $100 fee to the church wedding planner for a holiday weekend wedding). We also had to revisit our photography strategy. Initially, we were hoping to spend under $500 but our plan fell though and we had to go a much more costly route ($3200). Fortunately, though budgeting in our everyday lives we’ve cut things like eating out as much and entertainment budgets to cover it. I’ve also taken to eBay and Etsy to sell some of the wedding items I’ve learned to make like Boutonniers and Lapel Pins to generate a little extra income towards the wedding!

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