- Happy Hopeful Bee
- 3 years ago
- Wedding: July 2014
Okay, so I was not sure exactly where to post this. But here goes…
I really thought I was the kind of bride that could stick to a budget and really do my wedding on the cheap.
That is STILL my plan…
However, everything is soooo gorgeous and I want it all! Which means I potentially have to pay ridiculous wedding prices 🙁
So now I’m thinking, forget the budget, perhaps I should just get everything I want within reason (we can afford it!) and just suck it up! Because I do want my day to be what I envision and memorable. (My FI is amazing he doesn’t have strong feelings about much of these things so he is fine with whatever I decide).
Several of our wedding elements will be budget conscious for sure! (Eg. we are currently looking at $13,000 total this includes our venue, caterer for 100ppl, DJ, 2 photographers, videographer, ceremony & reception decor and all flowers-even for bridal party) I think we did pretty good there!
BUT there are now “can’t live without” items that I *want* not need (like an amazing but expensive $1800 Maggie Sottero dress! I have tried on other dresses but I LOVE this one and it fits perfectly!!!) Oh, and free veil if I buy it this month…
So, I am now gagging at how much this dress costs!!! (Regardless of how amazing it looks) And feeling crazy about spending ALL THIS MONEY! (Even though I am well aware some bees spend tons more BUT then again some bees spend tons less!)
I am trying to rationalize and tell myself, its okay, it’s your one and only wedding day it should be celebrated the way you want (especially if you can afford it) and that I don’t generally spend like a maniac so if I do it just this once for something as important as this it is okay. Right?!
Did any of you bees stick to your budget/or try to BUT then still had a “splurge” item or two? What were those splurge items? Was it worth it? Any regrets?
I know I have a problem – I want nice things and don’t want to pay for them 🙁
I hate spending what I consider unecessary money, I am that girl that bargain hunts for almost everything!
I realize this is an age old dilema for us bees…but I am asking yet again.
How many of you Bees have experienced this, take the Poll or share your thoughts.