(Closed) Splurging on wedding stuff trend popping up elsewhere in your life?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: Do you want to spend more in other aspects of your life b/c of the wedding?
    YES! Constantly fighting the urge but I cave sometimes : (18 votes)
    64 %
    No, I keep remembering that we're saving FOR the wedding. No extra spending : (7 votes)
    25 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Yeah splurging on ‘ME’ gifts really (more or less to improve the real ME before the big day)

    I am spending over $1200 for skin care treatments (microdermabrasion, IPL & Cold lasers, and facials) to make my face pretty damn near flawless on the big day.

    I am spending to get my butt in shape at a fitness bootcamp for 6 weeks that will set me back $300

    I was almost going to be rediculous and get myself veneers for my teeth (which have always bothered me) and that would have costed me a pretty penny, try $10,000+…..but was talked out of that one pretty quick when I came back to reality! ha ha

    Who knows whats next?!

    @ejs4y8 – so a $300 bag huh? he he he, no its not wedding related, so whats your justification that you would buy it (you said its something you would have never done BEFORE the wedding) so why now?
    Honestly I am the type to be like….GO BUY IT! ha ha but I dont think that would be helping your dilemmas now would it? ha ha

    Post # 5
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’ve totally been buying dresses, shoes, bathing suits, lingerie and personal care (makeup, haircuts, facials, waxing) far more than usual.  I never spent so much money on stuff like this before the wedding!

    I’m afraid it’s becoming a dangerous habit…but it will definitely have to stop post wedding when we are broke

    (I’m on the same countdown ejs4y8!!! WOOHOO!) 

    Post # 6
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Yeah, I splurged on an entire outfit for my shower, another for my out of town dinner. Makeup, hair, pics, etc. It all adds up!!

    Post # 7
    Member
    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I have never wore much make-up, or fake nails. But know. Yep I am learning what is best for my skin and my body. I also look at skirts and cute dresses to wear for our wedding weekend. This wedding has made me want to be a little more girly and it but has also helped me learn to take better care of my body and skin. So it is a trade off I guess.

    Post # 8
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    34 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Not so much for me personally, but for housewares. I got a ton of nice presents for my shower and we’ve already received some early wedding gifts. But finally having some nice kitchen appliances makes me feel like we need even more stuff! We haven’t – for example – gotten the set of knives we picked out yet. And I think we will somehow justify spending $200 on them if we don’t get them. And we NEVER would have before when we were just living together.

    Post # 9
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    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Oooh I forgot to mention the $200 pair of jeans I bought for the E-shoot….oh my god

    Post # 10
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    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I’ve contemplated it, but this totally reminds me of the velvet robe complex. That is, once you get one nice thing, all of your other stuff looks crappy and you want more nice things. But remember, it’s fashionable to min/max! 🙂

    So personally, I have priorities and some rationalizations. Basics and classics — spend more. Anything of the moment — save it for h&m/target! And then make-up and beauty products, well, I spend, ha. It forces me to evaluate my spending and what’s important to me and even, sometimes, that I don’t need anything new at all.

    Post # 11
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    No. We’re saving for a house, so I even feel guilty buying wedding stuff. I have to reserve the chapel soon, and I’m flinching.

    Post # 13
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    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I’m splurgling like crazy on wedding stuff. A little here, a little there… but I haven’t bought much that’s not for the wedding lately.

    I might go a little overboard getting some registry items, but that just depends on what I receive from guests first. 

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