Wednesday, January 21, 2009

the money stuff $$

I redesigned my blog a little big using a 3 column template from here, and I'm so happy I did!

It allowed me to add the budget feature I've been thinking about lately, which I orginally saw on That [Engaged] Girl's blog

I was struggling with how much personal information I wanted to share with the blogging world, but hey, it's just money, right? I'm not the slightest bit embarassed about how much we're spending, because it's the perfect amount for us. We cut the guest list by about 40 to make it happen, but we're spending less than half of what the average wedding costs in my area (around $27K).

We're contributing some, and my parents are chipping in most of the rest. I decided we needed to contribute a little to make our wedding exactly what we wanted. The budget does not include the costs of the reception that we are having in California the month after the wedding, as E's parents are paying for that entirely and I'm not responsible for the budget!
I'm also not SO set on this budget that if we go over, it'll break the bank. It's a realistic goal, I think. The more $ we save, though, the more gelato we get in Italy!! yum.

Check it out, and if you feel like it, share your wedding budget!
I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more about the budget and ways to save money in the future.


DietCokeStraightUp said...

I commend you for putting it out there!! It's nothing to be ashamed of !! It sounds like you have a great plan and will have an amazing wedding!

Adrienne said...

I have just stumbled across your blog - very cute!

AmyJean {Relentless Bride®} said...

Ohh, i'm doing budgets right now... i could use all the help i can get :)


Brandy said...

Looks like we have around the same budget. It's such a lot of money to spend on one day that when you think about what the average is I think a lot of people think "that's what I have to spend" and don't realise that there are so many ways to have the day you want for a fraction of the price!

Globetrottingbride said...

OMG this gelato looks amazing!!! Your blog is so cute. And thanks for the 3 column link. I'm dying to add a third column...

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