(Closed) Splurge Part Two…

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: What did you NOT plan on splurging on, but did?
    Dress : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Venue : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Photography : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Invitations : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Shoes : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Jewelry/Accessories : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Gifts : (0 votes)
    Food/Drink : (3 votes)
    10 %
    Flowers : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We honestly didn’t want to spend a lot on food because we figured people would be more apt to remember other details, but in the end, we splurged on a higher end premium bar and a few extra things on the dinner. We ended up saving a lot more on our invitations and my dress, so we just made a shift in the budget!

    Post # 4
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I had planned to be smart and get my dress from a used wedding dress website for around $1k after trying on some dresses in real stores, but went to Kleinfeld and spent $3k on a brand new dress and veil with custom buttons etc….

    Post # 6
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    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We splurged on the Ceremony, but mostly because we were naive about how much a Catholic Wedding would cost.

    Post # 8
    Member
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Initially I thought I would go uber budget friendly on photos and just have friends take photos and maybe even buy a fancy camera ahead of time to have a friend take high quality photos. I didnt need to look like a magazine shoot, I just wanted it captured on “film”.  Yeah, then I started reading photog blogs and sifting through AMAZINGLY beautiful photos and found a photog I looooooved. And after recovering from “sticker shock” realized that as far as wedding photogs go, she was high quality, but mid range priced. So we booked her and now that we’ve got photos, know it was worth every penny.

    Post # 9
    Member
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Love this post following the first one!  πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
    Member
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think we budgeted pretty well… until I went to book the music for the reception. I had NO IDEA how much DJs cost!! We ended up spending $1K over what we budgeted… oh well… the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
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    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Mine is DEFINITELY photography!  We went a loooooot over budget.  The package we wanted was pretty steep, but they just take such wonderful pictures!  And, we also upped it so that we’d receive all the rights to our pictures.  Definitely something we didn’t plan, but we’re compensating in other places, i.e. not spending as much on invitations.

    Post # 13
    Member
    599 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @KateMW:

    The Church, Priest, Social Coordinator, Music Coordinator all cost total $475

    The Pre-Cana was $75

    The Guitarist (our own choice, as opposed to a cantor) is $250 plus his hotel $114

    We thought the whole thing would be $300-$500 but its turning out to be more like $1000… sigh. I keep telling myself that the marriage ceremony is the whole POINT of the wedding.

     

    Post # 15
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    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @mskalinin – am so jealous, ours is $1100 BEFORE consideration for the priest and any other extras like special musicians. i had no idea. unfort it’s uber-important for my mom that we get married in the church, so it’s really a non-negotiable.

     

    it’s like that scene in father of the bride,

    diane keaton: “good news, the church is free!”

    steve martin: “thank goodness *something* is finally free at this wedding!”,

    Post # 16
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    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I sort of splurged on my dress, by accident Embarassed Let me explain…..I bought a dress that was originally $1150 for $500 so I was so happy that I had saved so much money however I have since then decided that that dress is not “the one” and I’m not paying $1150 for another dress but, that $1150 includes bustles, capped sleeves and some laces added at the train……so in the end I didn’t really save at all, unless I can sell this dress I no longer want.

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