The title of this post is a misnomer. The Pin Cushions didn’t actually budget for our wedding.
That’s not to say we were throwing money around willy nilly. We tried to keep costs down and had a general “around twenty thousand” goal, but we did not budget out every item from the get-go. I admire couples who sit down with a notebook, or a Google doc, and chart out what they think each purchase will cost, plan accordingly, and change their future habits based on past purchases. Truly, truly impressive.
We couldn’t do that. 1) We’ve never been budgeters. I think my “being cheap” gene has helped me to not need to budget too much. (Plus, I’m lazy!) And 2) We had no idea about the cost of ANYTHING related to a wedding, so trying to guess numbers would have been fairly pointless.
So, we had a general goal of $20,000. (When it’s written out, it sure sounds like a whole lot of cash.) We tried to make money-conscious decisions but weren’t ever sticklers about one item being “over budget.” If something seemed too expensive, we didn’t use it. Though Mr. Pin Cushion may be a scientist, we didn’t go about the process too scientifically.
Enough with the gabbing, here is the Pin Cushion Wedding Cost Breakdown: