Post # 1
Preface: My FI and I are paying for our wedding. We have had a long engagement, because we wanted to have some time to save for our wedding.
Does anyone else who is saving for their wedding feel guiilty when they spend on themselves? For example, I am getting a manicure today. I work hard, and I have not purchased or done anything for myself in a while. I know I deserve this, but I cannot shake the feeling that I should put this away for the wedding.
But as I am writing this, I am beginning to let go of that feeling of guilt. I DO DESERVE THIS MANICURE! I WORK HARD, AND IT IS MY MONEY. $45 is not going to make or break my wedding. And if anyone else out there is feeling how I feel, let me tell you, YOU DESERVE WHATEVER YOU WANT TOO!
Talk to y’all after my nails are shiney and looking good 🙂
Post # 3
I do the same thing- For example, I DESPARATELY need new boots. Mine are officially stained with salt and they’re smelly and waterlogged. But I keep telling myself I can make it till the end of winter, because it’s an unnessessary expense. UMMM EXCUSE ME. I live in Ohio. Boots are a legitimate expenditure. And really, my wedding is FOREVER away. Those 40 bucks aren’t going to make ANY difference. But i get paranoid.
I’m glad you treated yourself to something nice, though!!
Post # 4
@Miss Fish: You definitely deserve new boots living where you do! ::sniff:: I miss living in Youngstown!
Post # 5
It’s okay, you can treat yourself, just don’t let the treats become a constant thing!
Post # 6
Oh girl- preach to the choir- I am in the same boat as you! It goes so far as me feeling bad last week treating myself to starbucks instead of the free, burnt office coffee. I know that this too will pass, and I need to remind myself that 99% of the time I am really good about it- it could be other way around, I could be spend crazy!
Now go and get your nails done!!!
Post # 7
We got into such a habit of saving every penny when we were planning that even now, close to two years later, I still feel like I’m doing something bad when we eat out for dinner (for context, we eat out once a month, if that).
I really think you do need to give yourself a treat every now and again, or else the “money saving mindset” can really take over!