As our big day draws near I am starting to fret about our budget as my FI and I are covering the cost for everything even the RD.
In the very beginning we set an estimated budget for the venue, invitations, music, transportation, etc. For me, I created three budgets that my FI and I could choose from that would work within our current lifestyle. These budgets were created based off of initial quotes we received from most important vendors such as ceremony/ reception venues, music, and transportation. It looks as though we will be exceeding our initial $15,000 budget which really worries me as we are so close to our wedding day.
We have placed deposits on the vendors we wanted and booked early to avoid not getting the ones we had our hearts set on. We have a guaranteed amount of 100 guests booked for our reception venue however we invited 150. If those 150 all show up we are totally screwed!
I am a DIY bride so that has helped out a lot and has saved us over $5,000. At this point, I don't want to risk losing the deposits of the vendors that we currently have and searching for new ones that we might not be able to find one that isn't booked up already. Our excitement continues to build as the big day draws near and I can't help the anxiety kicking in because we will be exceeding our budget.
So I guess my question is if anyone else has gone over their budget or is under and how are you dealing with it? Any advice would certainly be appreciated!
P.S. My FI and I have already agreed to not go into debt by financing our wedding so that is totally out of the question.