The Buzz: What was the big-ticket item you were glad you splurged on?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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3089 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mrs. Penguin:  I don’t know how “big ticket” it was, but I decided kind of last minute to add a photobooth, and I am SO glad I did!!  It was an extra $650, but it was worth every penny!!

Post # 4
glassesMember
2749 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Parents' backyard

We had a backyard wedding and I am glad I my mom talked me into getting a wedding arch. It made our casual wedding feel more.. wedding-y. I was hesitant because we would definitely have to re-sell it, but in the end it was easy using the Weddingbee Classified section! 

 

Post # 6
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11734 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Photography.  We more than doubled our original budget when we found our photographer.  We loved every thing about her portfolio and couldn’t imagine not using her on our wedding day.  The photos came out phenomenal and I have not regretted the extra money for one second!

Post # 7
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7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Food. It was worth every penny.

Post # 8
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2642 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Does the honeymoon count?  We went to Moorea and Bora Bora and definitely a little unsure if we wanted to spend so much.  But we went and it was the BEST. DECISION. EVER!

I’m also very glad we got the larger limo so that all of our bridal party dates could join us.  We weren’t that hesitant about spending the money, but it was so much fun to have everyone and our bridal party was so thankful their SO’s got to come.  It was also great because our photograph got to ride with us and she was able to capture some fun moments in the limo.

 

Post # 9
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

The uplighting. They forgot to add one color in the day of, but that aside, it was the BEST money we spent because we didn’t have to spend hardly anything on decor (everything was kept plain and simple) and the venue looked super professional and fancy. The lit the walls, table, and cake table.

Post # 10
doilyMember
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

The decor for our wedding reception! We splurged on linens, a twinkle light backdrop for the head table, and uplighting. It made the reception more intimate and romantic!

Post # 11
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3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My cathedral length veil. I spent about $300 (oof!) but it was so worth it. A long veil was one of the few things I dreamt of whenever I thought about my wedding, and the detail on the veil seemed made for my dress.

I saw it in the closet this past weekend and put it on for the heck of it. DH just looked at me funny.

Post # 12
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@megz06:  +1 

It completely transformed the room. We had the color changing lights and everyone loved it.

Post # 13
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7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Aquaria:  Yup. I kept mine solid the whole night, but they gave me the option of making the lights bounce to the music if I wanted.

Post # 14
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1226 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The photographers! Our package was $2500, which was a fair expense for us, especially because we initially considered just paying my aunt a small sum to take photos. They were so professional and while I’ve only seen one of their photos so far, it was beautiful and completely worth it. (Also, my aunt did take pics and put them on Facebook and both DH and I look super weird in most of them.)

Post # 15
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It wasn’t big ticket but last minute we bought yellow sunglasses for all of our guests As a fun prop since our ceremony was outside facing the setting sun. Guests ended up popping out the lenses and wearing them on the dance floor all night. They were worth every penny!! So much fun!

Post # 16
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It probably wouldn’t be condsidered “big ticket” to most people, but about $1000 of our $3000 wedding went towards my dress, alterations, and veil. It was a large potion of our budget, but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I had never felt as beautiful as I did on our wedding day, and DH still talks about how much he loved my dress!

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