(Closed) Those of you that have been to “platinum” weddings … what was so special?

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Never been to one, but I’m guessing a lot of the price comes from just buying out of convenience instead of searching for a deal. When you have more money, you tend to look for sales a lot less. I’d love to see some kind of study that might confirm (or discount) my theory!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I went to a really pricey wedding when i was a kid back in california. But i was reaaaaally little. I saw some pics tho. Black tie, gowns, super duper formal, the whole nine yards. Fancy food, at a humongous mansion, etc. I don’t remember much except they fed us hot dogs and my parents kept talking about how it was $200,000 and how sad it was that the bride was such a snot that her parents left for the airport in the middle of the reception because she upset them so much.

They’re not married anymore. I remember wearing a ruffly little sapphire blue dress and the favors were wine glasses (they had my parents’ initials etched in them so it was cool they were personalized) with pink and yellow marbly rubber bouncie balls tied in tulle. Random, I know. My parents kept them for years in a curio cabinet.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I’ve found myself just wanting to throw down some cash and get something over with when I have the money to do so (say, right after payday). I have to catch myself a lot (as a budget bride) and ask myself whether I could find it cheaper somewhere else. For instance, if I had the money, of course I’d go with a florist. But because I’m on a tighter purse, I’ve decided to go with fake florals!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yup! I was super young, maybe like 4, so obviously only a handful of things stuck with me, lol.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

The really expensive weddings I’ve been to were a blast, because they had a great band, greant venue, it was beautiful, the bar was open and the good was great! I’m not saying that other weddings don’t have that, but they’ve been a perfect storm of awesomeness. ๐Ÿ™‚ We went to a surprise wedding on NYE a couple of years ago and they had some much champagne, I had my own bottle…of DOM! It was a blast to watch the fireworks at midnight with your own bottle of expensive champagne. I’m not gonna lie! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@katemw – that is one platinum extravagance I could handle!  Personal dom!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@labrador: I love your “discount” pun. hehehe

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I was in a black tie optional wedding which should definitely have been labled black tie instead! The cocktail hour alone could have been dinner with an extravagant raw bar, pasta station and of course open bar with top shelf liquor. Her dress was $10K+ and her flowers were huge (gorgeous, but probably pricey!). It was definitely an experience of a lifetime, but I’ve had just as much fun at weddings with a quarter of the budget.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

ive been to a couple of ‘platinum’ weddings and they were a BLAST. Both were ‘no expense spared’ type of events. One had fireworks as the grand finale. one had black magic roses flown in from all over and hand carved favors imported from south africa. Obviously, both ladies came from oodles of money… I know the one with the roses was over $200k.  Man, they were great.  I felt super inadequate planning mine after attending theirs, but what can you do.  Oh, and as a wedding gift, one girls father gave her a 5 bedroom HOUSE!  So much for thinking “id rather have a house” than spend 200k on a wedding… must be nice!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went to one at the Federal Bank in San Francisco (yeah, they rented the FEDERAL BANK). Lots of great food and champagne, trumpeteers, silk walls, huge and tall white floral centerpieces. Gold rimmed goblets and china. Everything was gold and white. Big, expensive band. An opera singer (for the first dance). At the end of the night, they had ladies passing cuban cigars and candy cigars. It was fun, but seemed pretty impersonal, actually. There was a lot of stuff, but nothing reminded me of the couple at all.

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