What did you splurge on for your Wedding?

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Definitely photography and videography! Just met with the videographer yesterday, and I am so excited. I just love scrapbooks, videos, and albums in general, and I did a lot of DIY for the wedding, so I was positive that I wanted both. I also have been having a recurring dream that I am at my wedding, late in the evening, and the whole thing flew by and I can’t even remember the ceremony. So this splurge is definitely for my piece of mind. Also, for videography in particular, I either wanted a quality product or nothing at all- some of the samples I saw from other videographers hurt to watch.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

For me it was photography.  Even though we are having a small wedding I wanted the best photography I could afford.  Unfortunately a photographers price does not change by the size of the wedding.

My hair and makeup.  This was really a splurge as I could have very easily booked a less expensive MUA.  But I figure since I want the photos to be nice I should have the best MUA too.

Also Chiavari chairs.  For somereason I just can’t give them up.  I think they really help make the reception more formal.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee

It will be the honeymoon for us as well. I want to splurge on photography but I’m just so terrified of paying all that money incase I don’t like how I look in them and then I’l never want to put them up. Other than that I dont think theres anything we will splurge on. A dress if im lucky and the budget allows! 

Post # 5
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

Photography and Videography. We booked them two years prior to the wedding. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

The music – we all love it. The prelude musicians are all our friends (one even did graduate work in opera, at Julliard). In #1 – the bride sang, in #2, she was the matron of honor for her sister and the featured soloist.

Daughter #1 – 2 soloists, 2 trumpeters, 1 keyboard/piano, for the half hour ceremony prelude. Keyboard & sax (from band), during the cocktail hour. A 12-piece band for the reception, including an electric violinist (both the bride and MOB played the violin, in their youth). 

Daughter #2 – required a 1.5 hour drive, for most the guests, so we knew they’d be early arrivals; we had a 45 minute musical prelude, with 4 soloists, 1 keyboard/piano, an a guitarist/percussionist. Keyboard and sax (from band), during the cocktail hour. A 11-piece band, during the reception. This band was the biggest splurge as we only hosted 95 guests; so many people complimented us, about the band, and said they had a fabulous time, because of them.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m still in the wedding planning process, but so far, my splurge will be photographer. Alcohol might be the next thing, but we’ll see. I plan on having a consumption bar, so hopefully it doesn’t bite me in the ass. Lol.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

I splurged on my dress …lol…I  never thought that would happen…

but i’m super excited about it!!

when I first started planning, I figured I would just order a replica dress from china. Then I fell in love with a dress I knew they would not be able to replicate so I had to go with the real thing.

Next spurge will probably be photography too… I LOOOOVE pictures!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

Daizy914:  Hair and makeup.  I had a teeny tiny wedding, but I still had both professionally done!  And I am glad I did!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Daizy914:  Like many others, ours has been photography. Months of planning and thousands of dollars later all we’ll have are our memories and the pictures! I wanted to make sure that I love my photos!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Daizy914:  Photography and DJ.  

Also, food and drink.

Now that its all said and done (getting married Saturday!), we ended up splurging on a lot of our line items. We didn’t start out with our budget, but we’ve spent more on everything than we originally set out to.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

The biggest splurge is the food. By far. It’s the most important aspect of this wedding to me (very likely multiple food stations, food trucks and formal dinner etc.) We’re also having an open bar but I don’t really count this as a splurge (more a neccessity with my crowd lol). Next would be the videographer and photographer. I’m also currently in talks with a Welsh male choir as a surprise to my mother and grandmother. They won’t be cheap but totally worth it. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I guess we also splurged on food.  We held our reception at a restuarant and the food was really good.  Much better than most meals I’ve had at weddings!

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