(Closed) i need to quit spending money

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 4
Member
12259 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I saw a couple photog quotes and started laughing boarderline hysterically!

Post # 5
Member
2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Our cake is free… I’m telling you, eloping to a resort is the way to go.  That said, we are still spending a ridic amount of money, for us.  But it’s worth it!

Post # 7
Member
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mrs_pudding_pop:  Eloping to a resort is what we did! (A Canadian resort, not tropical).

 

But yes, I did plan a full wedding, and it was in Jackson Hole, so just imgagine the costs there!  I was looking at grocery store cakes and flowers becaues wedding vendors were too much!

Post # 8
Hostess
11850 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@amandasouthcarolina: Our cupckaes are coming in at $375 (for 300 mini) and then another $85 for a little 6″ cutting cake and $25 to rent the stand. So $485 total.  The plated desert our caterer has on the menu is $900.  Cupcakes it is (they also wanted to charge us $5 per person if they were to provide cake or cupcakes…)

It pays to shop around.

My first floral quote was double what I ended up paying.

Post # 10
Member
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My cakes are costing me $885, and if I would have taken the first quote I recieved I would have spent $1550. It pays to shop around.

Post # 11
Member
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

@amandasouthcarolina:  Yes it is worth it!  But I’m shocked too sometimes when i get a quote.  Especially my flower quote.  I went in thinking my 4.5K budget was way more then I would need, the florist knew my budget was 3-5K…she talked up all these flowers and beautiful ideas for the ceremony…when I got my quote it was over $7K I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry!!  I eventially calmed down and worked to change the proposal and got it down to 6, more then we wanted to pay, but it is totally worth it…you only get to get married once, right!!???! 

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