Reality Check

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Lol good for you. It is so easy to get sucked in… for only one day at the end of all that $$$.

Post # 4
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1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

Oh man do I know what you mean……. I’m in trouble.

Post # 5
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4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@KittyCatToe:  For me it was the exact opposite after the wedding was over!  I was so used to not spending any money on random shopping because for the last 14 months I had been saving EVERY FREAKIN’ PENNY.

Some upgrades I think are worth it, others *cough linens!* definitely not.  Kudos for recognizing it 🙂

Post # 6
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

KittyCatToeGood for you! You are the only one who will even notice any way. I can barley remember the linens or even table decorations for most of the weddings I’ve been too. Even if I had a million dollars, I wouldn’t want to spend it on one day for just a few hours-the bet part of getting married is the marriage, not the expensive wedding 🙂 

Post # 7
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2720 posts
Sugar bee

That’s how they get you. An extra $200 here and 5% there and before you know it, you just shot through your budget and you have to sacrifice your first born to pay off your wedding.

Post # 8
Hostess
9907 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@KittyCatToe:  totally with you.  I keep catching myself with the upgrades and then i’m like ‘wait, no, we’re trying to CUT costs’ my only upgrade, that I’m trying to find money for is chairs, I really want the Chivari chairs, but I may not be able to afford them, depends on how many yesses we get it’ll be a little under $400 to upgrade.  I’ve already ‘saved’ that money elsewhere by cutting things, but do I care that much about these chairs?  That’s the question.

Post # 9
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3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Hahaha!  Yeah, be careful!  I thought I was doing so good too because we really shopped around for quotes and made lots of cuts.  But we still ended up going $18,000 over budget.  O_O  It can happen to the best of us.  😉

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

@MsGinkgo:  The answer is no.  I struggled with this choice too and ended up going with the garden chairs provided by the venue at less than half the cost.  I’m sooooo glad I didn’t end up spending that money on the chiavari chairs!  Trust me, not even you will care about the chairs on your wedding day.  There’s just too much else going on.

Post # 13
Hostess
9907 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Christy42213:  outside, for the ceremony, I’m using the chairs they provide.  Inside, I need to rent chairs.  the chairs they provide are horrendous and covered in paint splatter from little kid art classes and I hate chair covers (and renting chairs is the same price).  It’s a question of how much the chivari chairs ‘matter’ to me.  I know they don’t in reality, but for my wedding…they might.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

@KittyCatToe:  it is easy to get sucked in. you don’t want to spend so much that you end up paying for it for the next few years. Not worth going broke over .

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