Small budget brides – did you have a "splurge?"

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

Our venue and food are a serious splurge adding up to about $4,000 of our $10,000ish wedding. My dress is was a splurge as well, I never planned to spend $1045 on a dress! Originally I thought $300-$500 was more than enough but I feel in love with my dress and I had to have it!

Post # 3
397 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

my budget is 15,000

our biggest splurge is the photographer. If you are going to splurge at all, have it be on photos! This is going to capture your memories and your wedding album becomes your first heirloom 🙂

Post # 4
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Banquet hall

Our photography and videography at 20% of our roughly $7,500 wedding

Post # 5
1208 posts
Bumble bee

Our budget is about $10k. I think that my wedding dress will end up being my splurge. I originally budgeted $500 for my dress. I was going to get a China replica made. But now I think that I might allow myself $1,000 dress budget. I’ve started a special dress savings. I’ll just try to sell the dress after.

Post # 6
2 posts

Photographer, without a doubt, is our splurge.  Everything else we took the most inexpensive (but nice) route, but we were willing to spend 4K on the photographer that we truly loved.  Our budget was 10K and we decided to increase it just to accomodate him.

Post # 7
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

My original budget was 4500 and it has now gone to 6000.  My splurges include photography, venue rental, and chiavari chairs.  I will be having about 65 guests

Post # 8
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Kiawah Island

$10k wedding.  The dress was my splurge at $1600 after alterations.  I thought I would spend about $800.

Post # 9
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

My “day of” will be my biggest splurge.  Hair, make up, jewelry, hair piece/veil, nails – I normally have natural nails so I will start Shellac when I like the length of them.  Pretty much anything that makes me feel pretty.   

I originally thought my daughter’s dresses would be my splurge but knowing me I would skimp on myself.   They will have beautiful dresses regardless.   They just don’t need $250 dresses each.  They will be 6 & 7 at the time of the wedding.  

Post # 10
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I “splurged” on our drink bill. We hosted wine and beer and the staff were told to come find us at a certain amount. I just kept saying “Keep going”! Granted, here in the Czech Republic it’s a LOT cheaper than in the U.S., but I definitely felt like I was splurging. It was worth it! Such a great night!

ETA: Total wedding cost about 8K$. That did not includea  honeymoon.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by  prahajess.
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