I'm curious what married knotties set their budget at and how much they went over or under if at all? (If you don't want to share the exact budget amount, just the amount over, under or match is fine) And if you went over or under, what was the item or cost that put you there?
FI and I set a rough budget of $10k and am ALREADY having trouble sticking to it. I'm trying to figure out if that's a realistic budget for a wedding of 175 people. It's hard to figure out all the money stuff! Both of our parents are divorced and everyone is chipping in some money but have not specified the amount. We are SO grateful to receive any amount, but it's hard to determine a budget without knowing how much we are working with. It would be great if we could sit down with everyone and have a frank talk about money, figure out a budget together, etc., but because each set of our parents do not get along with their divorced partner, that's not likely to happen. This fact also makes it hard to involve everyone in planning and the parents have really backed up and let us do things. Guidance would be much appreciated!