Post # 1
Anyone else feel like they’re spending way too much money on your wedding in comparison to other things you own? My car was $18,000 and took me 4 1/2 years to pay off. The wedding costs are slighty over that. No regrets on the wedding, but it’s weird to think that something so practical that lasts a long time (car) costs the same as something emotional that lasts a few hours (wedding). I try to make myself feel better by telling myself we will only do this once and might as well make it a good one. How does your wedding cost compare to other major purchases?
Post # 3
@OrchidLove: i just posted a thread yesterday about going overbudget…lol
hmm…compared to other purchases i think the wedding has far exceeded any major purchases we’ve made so far….i half-joke with FH that 5-6months after the wedding, we better have at least half of what we spent for the wedding saved up cuz it just amazes me how we are able to pull the whole thing together in short amount of time, when before wedding planning we were living paycheck to paycheck…..like how did that happen??! lol
needless to say, we will be making changes to our money habits and spending habits after the wedding… 🙂
Post # 4
Car=4k and I’m going to need a new one soon!
I’ve thought a lot about that too, and it is kind of depressing!
Post # 5
Our wedding will cost us a little over $1000… but FI’s mom gave us one of the cars that they don’t use so it is still more than we payed for a vehicle! LOL
Post # 6
Yup, the wedding will cost more than the car I plan on buying afterwards. I’ve set my car budget at 18k, if I can stick to it. My ring is almost double FI’s car (though he got a great deal on his little used car from an old neighbor so it wasnt that expensive). Our month long vacation was about half the cost.. a MONTH vs a few hours.. oye. You can make these comparisions all day, but at the end of it, you spend your money if you think its worth it, so it really doesnt matter what else you *could* have done with it.
Post # 7
I recently had to get a new car (my poor ’98 Saturn finally reached it’s end). I bought a new (used) car that cost $15k a couple of months ago as a replacement so I can’t help comparing our budget to my car cost. I’m in the early stages of planning still, but the more I think about the cost comparitively the more upset I get. I keep telling my FI that we could pay off my car with wedding money, or student loans or pretty much anything non-wedding related. If you find out a way to feel better about it let me know, I could use it too!
Post # 8
My wedding will cost double my car but I just have on 05 Cobalt nothing fancy.
Post # 9
My car was $22k and our wedding is about $30k. No regrets but FML! haha
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
Our wedding costs 5x more than my car 🙂
Post # 11
I’m with highwire. But I have no regrets 🙂
Post # 12
Some fam of mine wonders why I would spend 6k on a wedding for only 50 people for a few hours. They keep telling me all the other ways to spend it. It makes me feel guilty for wanting a wedding. 🙁
Post # 13
Yeah, I’m feeling extremely guilty about it. I keep telling everyone that if we were paying for the wedding ourselves it’d be a tiny affair with just a few people for under $5K. In fact, I really wish I had stuck to that idea at the very beginning instead of planning a “larger” wedding that I do not want.
Post # 14
We have three vehicles; all used prior to us, but in good to excellent condition. Our wedding cost more than all three vehicles combined :-/
But the memories and pictures from the wedding with all of our loved ones will last a lifetime; whereas, the cars will eventually have to be replaced.
Post # 15
our wedding is costing more than both of our cars combined…and we just bought them brand new three years ago 🙁
Post # 16
I’ve never thought about it that way, but now that you mention it, We could probably get my FI and I both new cars with what out wedding is costing. It makes me nausious sometimes thinking about it. Yes, you only get married once, hopefully… But that is why it’s so expensive! The wedding biz is taking advantage of us all by throwing that I’n our face. You only will spend this much money on a wedding once, so let’s get as much out of you as we can… Ok I’ll stop venting. That being said, I don’t regret anything we are are spending the money on, I just wish it wasn’t as much as 2 new cars, or a down payment on a house :/