Post # 1
Hey Bees – What are some of the things that you wanted to do for your wedding that you have since scrapped because of time or budget or other concerns? As I’m planning, I’d be interested to hear what everyone else has had to let go of (if you are in the planning stages OR if you have already had your wedding). I think this will be helpful to us bees who are planning and might have to make tough decisions as time gets closer. Thanks!
Post # 3
A photobooth. When I first saw one it was a couple months before my wedding which was new year’s eve. The few companies I contacted within a two hour radius were already booked and even if they weren’t I’m not sure I could have afforded it.
I would have also loved to pay for people’s cab ride home but couldn’t. Instead I paid to have a cab available for just my guests.
Post # 4
I really wanted large centerpieces, but I’ve had to modify my original plans because of cost, and I’m going a different direction. Even though I’ve given up the original vision, though, I’ve been able to come up with something else that will still hopefully be great! I think what you can’t fit in the budget, you can usually get creative and work around.
I also wanted videography, but I couldn’t afford it, so my parents bought me and FI a Flip for Christmas, and we’re having a tall friend video tape the ceremony and important parts in the reception :). I hope that helps a little!
Post # 5
Videography – I still wish I had gotten one of those awesome videos done. And a photobooth – they are just too fun and the pictures are adorable
Post # 6
A marquee – it was too expensive ;(
Post # 7
I have been debating videography as well. At this point it’s not in the budget, but who knows. I didn’t have a coordinator figured in at the beginning either, but I knew i needed one and hired her.
Post # 8
I’m not married yet but with just 6 months to go we’re having to make some decisions on what ideas will actually become reality, and at the moment a live band is looking like it’s not going to happen due to cost. So far, the price of every single band we’ve contacted is at least twice or three times what we budgeted.
Post # 9
Dessert shooters for the dessert bar. It was either DIY (complicated) or pay for it (out of budget).
Post # 10
A day-of coordinator. At the time, I thought I could handle everything myself since I’m in the event industry, and I had a the venue sales coordinator there. But come that day, I really wish I had someone to deal with all of the non-venue vendors and do little things like coordinate speeches and yell at the sales coordinator when the entrees were being brought out too slowly. Watching me run around in my wedding dress trying to coordinate everyone is not the image I wanted my guests to leave with.