(Closed) Did you get that panic attack feeling?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Did you feel a panic attack set in when you received your vendor quotes?
    Holy crap, bring on the paper bag! : (11 votes)
    58 %
    It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be : (6 votes)
    32 %
    I think my fiance had to revive me : (1 votes)
    5 %
    I didn't get quotes! : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Most of my quotes (with the exception of the photographers) were not as bad as I thought. But I researched a lot before I even started getting quotes so I had a ballpark idea of what everything would cost.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Ugh, just the ballpark figure for the wedding total was enough to seriously wake me up in the middle of the night…brutal!

    Post # 5
    Member
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Before we even asked our vendors for quotes, we told them our budget and what we wanted, and asked if they could work with that. If they said no, we didn’t bother them again. Most of them fit in our budget, and we probably fall into the “average wedding cost” group.

    The only thing we didn’t put a set spending limit on was photography. I wouldn’t say I was surprised at how much it cost to hire our dream photographer, but I thought it would be slightly less than it was. No matter, though. We both agreed we’d pay whatever for our photographer, and cut back on everything else and make it work 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Yep, pretty much everywhere we’ve looked so far for venues has been way out of our price range. Even when it seemed like the venue seemed reasonable, there were ridiculous fees tacked onto catering and things like off-duty police officers for security. Is it so wrong to want a nice venue that’s not banquet-hall-esque and also not $2500? It’s enough to make me want to elope!

    Post # 7
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    only 1 quote really made me gasp. we had out wedding in a tent and we going to rent lounge furniture and have the ceiling drapped with fabric. $17,000. WTF? To rent 3 couches, 6 ottomans, and drap 300 yards of fabric. I couldve BOUGHT white furniture from IKEA for like 1/5 of that…bastards.

    Post # 8
    Member
    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I did some research beforehand, but there were definitely stress out moments when I saw the bottom line.  Everything was about 10-15% more expensive than we were hoping!

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