(Closed) Bridal Show Prizes to use or not to use?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I’m with your fiancee – if you wanted videograpphy and special lighting, now you have a chance to save lots of money! If you didn’t, then re-evaluate it – are you getting it because it’s a good deal, or will it fit more easily inside your budget now that you have a deal, so you’re willing to move things around.

Post # 4
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

Oooh, I’m so bad about that!  I’ll see like a "CD Rewinder" at the store for 65% off and I’ll think "Ooh!!  i’m saving 65%!"  But the reality is that you are spending that other 45%.  If you don’t need lighting, ask if you can give it to another bride you know.  Would your guests even notice?  Sometimes when I’m not sure about something for the wedding I ask myself if the guests would even notice.  If not, I opt out.  Why spend money on something no one will remember (not even you!)?

Post # 5
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5823 posts
Bee Keeper

PS- You are lucky!!  Can you come with me to the next Bridal Bizaar??

Post # 7
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275 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

Congrats on winning some discounts!  Did you check out the videographer’s website to make sure you like their work?  If the work is worth the $$ that you will be shelling out then go for it.  Or maybe this videographer has a photography/video package deal that they could give you the discount on if you hadn’t intended to have a videographer originally. 

Post # 8
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343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m not sure of your exact situation, but I would advise you to be careful.  My girlfriends and I went to a bridal show once where we all "won" discounts from certain vendors.  (They were really just giving everybody the discount because their work was overpriced.)

I say, if you like their work, and feel that the discount is actually getting you a good deal, then go for it!

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