Post # 1
So, with all the wedding stuff coming up (5 weeks, YAY!) I know I’m splurging on a few items here and there. I bought my first pair of expensive shoes ($90, haha), my first expensive non-wedding dresses for my bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner ($170 and $180 respectively) and have been taking better care of myself (manicures, hair appointments on a regular basis, etc)…
Do you notice this "it’s ok to splurge once in awhile" trend popping up for non-wedding related items? Suddenly I have my eye on this beautiful purse…but it’s *gasp* about $300. I’ve never spent more than like $130 on a bag before!!! Granted, I can afford it…but now I realize I’m actually contemplating it. As in, "ooo i can go out and buy it Sunday!" Something I never would have done before my wedding. It’s beautiful…and I catch myself wanting to splurge on ME for something that’s NOT related to the wedding as my sick form of justification.
Anybody else notice the trend? I’m fighting it…but I might cave
Post # 3
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 # 4
You are bad for my pocketbook. My mom would be like, "OMG YOU ARE CRAZY" but I’m kinda like ‘Ummmm…i NEVER do this’ so that makes me want to do it more! It’s so silly. I was so frugal in college….and now I’m an engineer and I feel like I should loosen the wallet a little more, but nothing crazy.
I guess I am just getting ‘used’ to spending more money and am appreciating the quality of higher end products. I definitely notice a quality increase
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
Oooh I forgot to mention the $200 pair of jeans I bought for the E-shoot….oh my god
Post # 10
- 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
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 # 12
Hmm interesting. I guess it’s the cootie bug…you keep spending and spending! I’m not a "trendy" buyer ever. I always buy closet staples, but now that I’m not, ya know, a teenager, I have to stop at Banana Republic, J Crew, etc, and those places are NOT cheap! I also buy MUCH healthier food.
But I do have to stop myself from over-splurging, even on the wedding. It’s a constant "is it worth it?" battle.
Post # 13
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.