(Closed) What makes you happier? Experiences or possessions?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

This conversation is pretty relevant to me right now.  Last week I was pretty much ready to throw the whole wedding away when FH and I were arguing over expenses, none of it was worth it when we were arguing.  We got over it and it was mostly because although he hates the expense, he’s doing it to make me happy and so that I have the experience of this wedding – that is worth it to him.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Definitely relevant to me right now too!  We spent a small fortune (gasp) on our photographers.  We definitely went outside our budget, and I went back and forth for weeks comparing her less expensive packages, thinking that I would be able to forego the album, DVD, etc. so that I could pay less.  But, then a fellow bride-to-be of mine reminded me that in ten years time, these photos will be some of the only material things I have left to remember my wedding day.  When I look at it like that, I feel a million times better about spending more money on my memories.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I read a summary of that article ahile back, and thought about it a while… and it is so true!!

We are focusing on our guests’ experiences rather than “things”, which is why we’re spending more on the DJ and extra time at the venue, and less on the flowers, favors, etc.

We’re also using that as a guide to getting gifts for our wedding party. A mani-pedi gives more satisfaction than a necklace (IMO)!

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m really worried about the chairs! It has been so hard for me to finally make up my mind, which I haven’t done yet. So … what does that mean? Lol.

My dress … I love it. I never had dress regret even once. Cannot wait till I can see it at last.

Post # 7
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Newbee

It’s exeriences all the way with me !     I’ve kind of always been a hippie though and learned that early on.     I actually hate stuff in a way!    I feel like it bogs me down, makes me less mobile ,  and just loses value/needs maintenence.     I like to save money on stuff to indulge in stuff I enjoy ( travel, great meals, theatre movies ect.).

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