(Closed) We think it all the time… lets just get it out there

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

omg with $30k to spend…

i’d go all out for a tahiti/bora bora honeymoon (min. $15k)

new living room set, kitchen table, french doors for our den, desk, chandelier for our foyer ($5k)

pay off all my student loans! the rest! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hahaha, love that post!
I can’t comment on it though…

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m so glad I’m not the only one making lists about where this money could be going!  My family gave us about 20k, and we’ve put in some too.  This is money we were told we could do whatever we want with and on some days I truly wonder what the heck made us decide to spend it all on one day! 

If I could go back, I’d spend it on down payments for new cars for both of us, a honeymoon-esque vacation, and the rest would be a down payment on a house.  Ugh, I am kicking the romantic part of myself that thought this was a good idea!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If we didn’t have to pay for this damn wedding, I’d be putting every cent toward the down payment for a new home.

I also think about this quite often.  Our wedding is also costing about $20,000 and I hate the idea of spending all this money on one day.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We’d probably just keep it in savings. Boring, eh? We aren’t too spendy and we don’t have any immediate needs.  My husband wants a new car, but in a couple of years when his milage gets higher. Our loans have such reasonably low interest rates that it’s almost crazed to pay them down. We would just do nothing with it, haha. Maybe outright buy first class tickets for a Hawaii trip we have planned for our 1st anniversary instead of using frequent flier miles. Though I’ll admit that I’d LIKE new couches.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I say this to myself all the time!  We’re probably spending ~40k and more than half of that is to the reception venue.  If we eloped (and our families wouldn’t hate us forever for doing that!) we would be in a much better position to buy a house.  Plus we’d both get Lasik.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hate to say it.. but for 31 years I have been imagining this day.. walking down the aisle, walking into my reception.. I wish things were less expensive, but I just don’t think I could elope.  If we eloped, we only get the bit of cash my mom is giving us.. which might buy us refinished hardwood floors, a new half bath & fence in back yard… but I’d much rather spend it on my wedding…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Down payment on a house.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Uhm… If it wasn’t for this wedding I would be putting every cent towards paying off my student loans.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@corgi, don’t be too jealous! i have around $20k from undergrad left… and id use the 10k towards that… but im starting law school in may and for the next three years, will amass another 60k, so i’m almost right there with yoU! lols.

i guess i shoulda said, 10k to pay off all my credit card debt and have a lil shopping spree (since my cc debt isn’t the entire 10k)

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Paying off debt…..well, the wedding wouldn’t cover our debt, but it would make a HUGE dent!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Oh boy…while we don’t have NEAR the budget some of you have mentioned I still think about how this day could pay off several bills!

About half of my student loans: 7k

OR

Pay off the furniture: $1500/Have a freakin’ sweet honeymoon: $5500

OR

Pay off a third of our car note!

Sigh…we both reallly want this wedding, so…cest la vie, right?

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