(Closed) Fear of commitment… in purchasing.

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i haven’t bought a damn thing except my dress πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

oh, and my fiance bought a burberry tie for the wedding (he’s so high maintenance).

that’s IT.

currently, we’re just stashing cash and not purchasing ANYTHING…i’m terrified that in 7 months, im going to hate everything i bought. i love to look at things..and talk about buying them…but i can’t make myself buy even one thing. i started looking at wedding rings because i thought that would be easy and i could buy them now since we have some cash. well, i can’t make a decision on those either πŸ™‚

so no, you’re not alone!

Post # 4
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee

@CorgiTales:

I just dealt with one thing at a time.  My daughter decided what her priorities were, and then I looked for each thing that I thought she would like.  When I found each item, I looked at different websites for the best price I could find it at, then when I had her look at it (mostly on-line) and she said yes to it, I bought it.  That way, I felt that she was getting what she wanted, at the price I could afford.  I determined the likely size and affordability of the guest list 50-65, and started with the largest items. Dress, Venue, BM dresses, glass dishware, flatware, satin overlays and runners, . . .then down to the details, flowers, veil, purse, jewelry, favor supplies etc.  And I made a list of what was needed, and kept a running total of what I had spent.  I had a ball-park of what I wanted to spend $2-8K, and I spent $5K, and got everything they wanted. I found prices for the things that were for large items, venue, caterer, photographer, rental tables and chairs first. Then searched for the things I thought I could find good prices on-looking at Goodwill, Craigslist, Ebay, and Dollartree.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee

I think that having a vision about what you want your wedding to feel/look like makes it easier.  My daughter had very definite ideas about what she liked, what colors.  If you don’t have a particular idea about what you want-then I think making an inspiration board would definitely help–because there you can maybe see some cohesive ideas/theme/color that you seem to gravitate to, then you can make your purchasing decisions easier and more stress free!  Once you buy something-kind of cross that out on your list, and move on to the next thing!  You might also consider using things that have a dual purpose–placecards that double as favors, for example, or plated desserts that double as centerpieces?  Hope this helps!

Post # 6
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809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would definitely start, one thing at a time. I’ve found as I get closer to the wedding, I still have a whole bunch of stuff to buy. It would have been easier on the budget to space it all out. Purge your blog list! Too much information/inspiration pictures just creates indecision as you get closer πŸ™‚

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