What did you splurge on that you didn't originally care about?

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

1. You should definitely return them and buy them for less!

2. What shoes are they? I have similar shaped feet (so hard to find nice shoes), so I would love to know which ones you bought.

Post # 5
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1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Oh, and I ended up spending a ridiculous amount on a custom veil because I was caught up in the moment of finding the dress and just went along with what the consultants were saying. I’m sure it will be gorgeous, but probably not worth the money. We also went over-budget on photography, but my FI really cared about it and I wanted to get the photographer he loved. Based on the work she showed us, I don’t think we’ll regret it.

I think the price you paid for your shoes isn’t bad at all!

Post # 6
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5421 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

secretbee33:  First, hell yes return them and get the cheaper pair! 

Second, I don’t know, most things cost what we thought they would, out exception being stationery which has cost a stupid amount and it annoys me thinking about it lol (esp as the woman has been a nightmare to work with). But it turns out I wanted a certain look and was too lazy to do it myself (plus I ran out of time). So our stationery has ended up setting us back in the region of 1300 Inc postage, urgh! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

TGold:  I don’t have a custom veil but still managed to spend 320 on a single-tier, completely plain, veil lol. Yeah, I spent over 300 bucks on a piece of net! 

Post # 10
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do not feel guilty about returning and getting them cheaper online!

I spent way more on my dress than I thought I would. I had budgeted about $1000 for my dress, but then my grandmother offered to get the dress as my wedding gift. I asked about budget and she said not to worry about it. I knew that was just way to open, so I insisted, and she said less than $4k. The dress I ended up getting was $3k. I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than $100 on any piece of attire in my life, so this is a huge amount for me. But I love the dress and she can afford it and was excited to get the dress for me. So I don’t feel bad about it. 

I also went completely overboard with the bathroom baskets and decor. 

Post # 12
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8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I spent $500 on a veil and I originally didn’t even want one! 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’m another person that was sucked in by a pretty veil.  Spent $400 on one.  I also bought a cake stand last minute for around $60-75.

Post # 15
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9533 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

secretbee33:  Actually, after the wedding I dyed my dress black and wore it a formal event for my husband’s job. So I’ve already worn mine twice and I’m hoping to wear it many more times!

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