(Closed) FI says he wants most of our budget to go toward a honeymoon…

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that sounds really nice. If you guys want to spend money on an expensive honeymoon, there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus, I think intimate weddings are a wonderful way to share your special day with those that are most important to you. I like your timeline. Either lunch or dinner would work depending on what time of day you get married. 

Post # 5
Bee
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I think its a good idea to do half/half, but even then you won’t be able to get a more experienced photographer.  If you could bump it to a 8 thousand budget, and do 4.5 for the wedding, 3.5 for the honeymoon, you’d be able to do a bit more. 

But, if you want to stay at 5 grand, I would say you could lower the cost of the food.  I’m having a format sit down 4 course meal, and its only 40 a person.  

Lunch will be cheaper than dinner, one thing to keep in mind.

Post # 7
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@TequilaSunrise:  What I mean is that if you want good photos, your going to have to pay for them.  So if you want a “good” photographer, your probably going to have to pay 2K for that. 

Also – I wouldn’t pay for peoples booze.  Not on a budget. 

Post # 9
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@TequilaSunrise:  Ya you could do that, provide two drink tickets per person.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think this is an awesome idea!  We’re having a 40 person wedding/reception and then either the night of, or the following week inviting everyone we know and hang out with to meet us for drinks somewhere fun.  

I was apprehensive at first, but I’ve talked to the people that won’t be coming to the actual event and they’re stoked that we would even think of them for an after celebration.

I say do evening if you can though.  I just like the idea of ending the day with your celebration rather than having the celebration end at, say, 2, and then doing…what? for the rest of the day, you know?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Okay, I love the idea! 🙂 Id say dinner but after reading your comment about why it might be better for a lunch idea- Id say score!

Best of luck!

 

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