(Closed) What’s your biggest wedding splurge?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

PHOTOGRAPHY – – no doubt about it…..Argh…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

My dress.  I went over budget by a whopping $800 after undergarments and alterations..

I just picked it up today.  Worth EVERY PENNY!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Photography…its 1/4 of our budget…and they worked some serious numbers for us!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Venue! Our place has an in-house caterer who is awesome but rent/ food and bar; it’s $10K of our $12K budget.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Definetly my dress.  Shhhhh, don’t tell the Mr.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Photography…without a doubt. Although our honeymoon cost more, but it’s not technically part of the wedding 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

The catering, definitely.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Definitely the venue. It takes up about a third of our budget.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We are spending the MOST on food/beverage for our 50 guests (a little over 4K after taxes and service charges), but that doesn’t feel like a splurge to me, as that’s about what I expecting to spend (and there is no charge for the ceremony or reception venue). My photog is MUCH more expenisive than I thought….almost three times what I originally budgeted, so that seems like the big splurge to me.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Our venue with the food and beverages is 50 percent of our budget, but that’s pretty standard, so I don’t really consider that a “splurge.”

I’m working really hard at following the budget The Knot suggested. However, we are going to go way over in the transportation and lodging category because we’re getting married out of town.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our venue takes up 2/3 of our budget, but we knew that would happen…but our biggest splurge has to be our photographer and videographer! Pictures are FOREVER !

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Definitely the venue! It takes up about 2/3 of our budget, too, but that includes building rental, food and bar, security, clean up, hopefully centerpieces, etc. I think it’s worth it!

The thing I wanted to splurge on, and do consider it my “splurge” is photography. We allocated more money to our photo budget so that we can have the beautiful photos we want.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our reception is about 55% of our budget, so definitely that!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Our venue and catering is a bit higher than we were shooting for, but I think I’d also have to go with photography as the real splurge.  Oh, and my hair!  My stylist is always kind of cha-ching, even for cuts, but my wedding hair is a splurge I’m personally paying for (my parents covered the photography splurge!).

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