(Closed) Our wedding is costing more than my car

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@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… πŸ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Wedding=about $12k

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bee Keeper

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My wedding will cost double my car but I just have on 05 Cobalt nothing fancy.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My car was $22k and our wedding is about $30k. No regrets but FML! haha

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

Our wedding costs 5x more than my car πŸ™‚

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m with highwire. But I have no regrets πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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. πŸ™

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

our wedding is costing more than both of our cars combined…and we just bought them brand new three years ago πŸ™

yuck.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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 :/

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