(Closed) What was your wedding splurge?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana

My shoes! Mr Breezy will tease me for how much I spent on them ’till the end of my days. But I can take it – it was so worth it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - The Grand Old House, Grand Cayman

My splurge is about to be my shoes as well!  I may resell my gown, but I am keeping the shoes!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

chivari chairs!  i had to have them.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

Mine’s chiavari chairs as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m doing a live event artist to paint my ceremony, a photobooth, and a great photog. I think my splurge is in the photo/video arena! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and i’m also doing Chiavari chairs, but got an uber great deal on them ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

Ours will definitely be photography. Our photographer is amaaaazing, but pricey. It’ll be worth it, though! We joke that even if everything else we do looks like crap that she’ll take such phenomenal pictures of our crap that it will all be OK.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Mine is going to be chair covers.  I really haven’t splurged on anything yet, but those chair covers are definitely not something I need so it’s a splurge to get them.

 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2007

Shoes for sure were a big one. I got an amazing pair of Gucci champagne colored d’orsey heels with a crystal covered buckle at the toe. I still adore them and just love the fact that they are in my closet!

 

 

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I haven’t splurged on anything either. I’ve been very budget conscious during the whole planning phase (You need to be when trying to plan a wedding for $6,000) but one totally unnecessary "splurge" is that we’re renting a sno kone machine ($50) and having someone serve the guests sno kones before our outdoor August ceremony. It’ll be an unexpected surprise and I think they’re going to love it!!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

 A great photographer. IT would have ben chivari chairs but luckily our venue came with them 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If everything goes according to plan, mine will be shoes. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Definitely videography.  I saved so much on everything else, I just had to!  I fell in love with his work, and nothing else looked right after that.  So I’m selling my dress post-wedding to afford him! ๐Ÿ™‚  Totally worth it.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Beauty – I paid for makeup and hair for myself, 3 maids and my Mom on the big day, which ended up quite a bit more than I had planned to spend (about $125 per person!), but hey, they came to us so we could relax and no one had to drive – we all looked and felt great and there was no stress over errant hairs and crooked eyeliner, so it was worth it!

 

Another definite splurge for us was alcohol – between wine, champagne and bar drinks we spent almost $45 pp for beverages  – but it was worth it to us to have the bubbly flowing and to have everyone able to drink what they wanted if it wasn’t bubbly.  I guess we have a drinking bunch of family and friends!

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

Right now, it’s the rings.  We’ll wear them forever, so we’re getting ones that we’ll love.  Then, it’ll probably be photography.  My mother is already fretting about how we’re going to pay for it (as we refuse to accept any of the money from both families).  I’ll DIY everything to get a good photographer!

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