Post # 1
I’m beginning to feel awful about spending sooo much money on this wedding. I’ve gone back to school and FI is a teacher…so we don’t have a lot of money, and we’re paying for it for ourselves. I bought a reallly inexpensive dress online, which I hope to sell and then I bought another expensive dress I liked better for $1100 (60% off the price), which needs to be altered down to my size from 10 to 2. It was originally $3000, so I got a good deal, but I just never thought I would spend so much ($10,000 total for the wedding). I feel like I kind of got pressured to buy the dress and hoped I’d feel better about it but I don’t. My FI keeps telling me we CAN afford the wedding from the money I made from work last year but I just am not used to spending so much money. Anyone else freaking out? Any support would be appreciated! 🙁
Here’s my dress:
Post # 3
Your dress is beautiful! I don’t think 1,100 is completely outrageous for a dress, considering how much some people pay for their gowns. It seems like your FI is okay with the price, maybe you could go over the costs so that you can see if the money is really in your budget.
Post # 4
I don’t think your gown is that expensive overall compared to many others out there. Also it is beautiful and a great bargain. I also get freaked out by how much weddings cost and how much I’ve spent so far. It feels like I’m constantly spending. But what I keep hearing from others is that it’s all definitely worth it in the end.
Post # 5
omg your dress is stunning!
Post # 6
Perhaps you can ease your mind by planning to sell it afterwards. If you could recoup half of the cost, would you feel better about spending so much?
Post # 7
Don’t worry about the money too much.
I tried a dress that was 2000 euro’s and I was talked out of it by both his and my family. And I regret that I didn’t get that dress, because now I’m getting married coming Sunday in a dress that I don’t like half as much.
I felt like a princess in the 2000 euro dress, I look pretty and elegant. Now I have a dress I feel big in.. So, go for your dream dress!
Post # 8
Thank you all for your support! I’m feeling much better about the dress. I plan on only getting married once, so I might as well have a dress I like!
Post # 9
@calypsocat813: And best of all, you have complete support from your FI. Enjoy your dress, you’ll be looking at the pics for a very long time.