Post # 1
So I’m contemplating between 3 unnessary, but would be nice to have, options for the wedding. My dad is paying for the wedding and would pay for all three but I would feel guilty and don’t want to waste all that money on one day. So we have:
– Limo rental for wedding party to take photos and drive from ceremony to reception – ~$850
– Reception dress for me. Already had one picked out but now I feel selfish spending that on me when it doesn’t really benefit anyone else. ~$500
– Videographer. FI wants one, I could go either way. I’m talking to one tomorrow to get a price estimate but from others it’s looking like the most basic packages are around ~$1,200
FI and I would be willing to pay for some, but we booked an expensive honeymoon and made a few updates to the house so it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.
FI’s parents have said they want to pay for things but I told them the reception dinner was enough but they may cover part of the bar.
I know we don’t need any of these but idk if we should just have one, none, etc. I’m leaning towards just the videographer if we get a good enough deal, but that’s still a lot of money. Advice?
Post # 3
@MrsN14: Personally I wouldn’t choose any of these things! Sorry I’m no help! I guess if the video was going to be one of those cute montages (of video) set to music, sort of like a music video, I would do that!
Post # 4
Videographer 🙂 I love watching my parents’ wedding video and we plan on getting a video of our wedding 🙂
Post # 5
First of all….I LOVE the idea of a reception dress and plan to have one myself. Your wedding is not for another 8 months, you have plenty of time to look for flash sales for fancy reception dresses at a much more affordable price.
I’m torn between the videographer and limo.
I voted videographer…because that will last a LIFETIME and think of how much fun it’ll be to review on anniversaries/share with family, maybe kids if you hope to have them.
I do think that the limo is a fun idea to ensure that the wedding party gets to partay as much as they want and be safe and be together.
Post # 6
I voted limo since it will be most convienent!
Unless you have a really cumbersome dress! Mine was 53 POUNDS (I weighed 125lbs on our wedding day), and I definitely needed a dress for dancing!