(Closed) Biggest Splurge

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: What are you splurging on?
    Photography : (24 votes)
    36 %
    The Dress : (6 votes)
    9 %
    The Venue : (11 votes)
    17 %
    The Food/ alcohol : (11 votes)
    17 %
    The Cake : (0 votes)
    The Flowers : (1 votes)
    2 %
    The Music : (2 votes)
    3 %
    The Favors : (0 votes)
    The Invitations : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The only thing we’ve gone over budget on is the photographry.  I really wanted a certain photographer even though there were much cheaper options out there.  Luckily, he worked with us and brought the price down a little.  It still wasn’t within our original photography budget, but every little bit helps!

    Post # 5
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    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    My Fiance is horrified that a fourth of our budget is going toward the photographer (who we have yet to find and agree on), but I refuse to budge on this one. I have GOT to have the pretty pictures to show my grandchildren. My parents don’t have ANY pictures of their wedding, and I always wished that they had gotten some. I’ll print my own invites, get a budget dress, make my own cake, but the pictures…I won’t trust that to anyone else.

    Post # 6
    Member
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I think I splurged on a couple of catagories, given our budget, but the worst is probably the dress.  It winds up working out to 20% of the budget once you add in undergarments and alterations…but damn it’s worth it!!!!!

    Post # 7
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    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @vistagirl: you can edit the poll, just make sure you add the options to the very end of the poll or it will mess up the results already tallied!

    I voted honeymoon, although we haven’t considered it a "wedding" expense, or part of our budget.  It’s definitely something we’re splurging on!

    Post # 8
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    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Honeymoon.. we were told a piece of advice that has stuck even since… splurge on the honeymoon – its for the 2 of you !!!!

    So, thats what we did.. it was not the most expensive part of course… it costs SOOO much to feed people 1 meal !!

    Post # 9
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    1022 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Well if it’s any indication of our splurge, my parents gave me a budget of 5k total, and then they decided that they wanted to use my mom’s work (she works at a hotel that has high end catering) for the food, even though we were originally planning on doing hors d’oeuvres and now they want a full buffet meal. At any rate, we just got the estimate back from the caterer and it will be about 6k…. so I’m not even sure what my budget is now!

    Post # 10
    Member
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor

    I jumped on the photography bandwagon. We don’t have anything confirmed yet but I’ve already contacted my dream photographer to make sure she puts our wedding on her calendar! 🙂

    Post # 11
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    596 posts
    Busy bee

    We definitely splurged on food…I always hear complaints about bad wedding food, which makes me cringe!  We also splurged on alcohol because we wanted people to dance and have a good time. 🙂

    Post # 12
    Member
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Photography will be the only thing that lasts, so that was what was most important to us.

    Post # 13
    Member
    142 posts
    Blushing bee

    I ended up spending more on my dress than I originally budgeted for. Still not the most expensive thing in our budget, photography and of course food/alcohol will be more, but it’s the thing so far that went over.

    Post # 15
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    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Venue is our big one, since we get nothing but the venue and the coordinator in our price. Kind of ridiculous, but I fell in love with it, and they were one of the only wineries who had no corkage fee for bringing in your own beer & sparkling wine. They also didn’t require that we use their caterer or baker, which worked for us, since my friend’s fiance (who’s a pastry chef) will be making our cake, and because we wanted Turkish food (my fiance is Turkish).

     We’re also dropping a pretty penny on our photog, though. She’s fabulous and ridiculously popular in the San Louis Obisbo area…good thing she happens to be my friends’ sister. We’re getting her to travel to Nor Cal for us (and are getting a lot of extras because she’s a friend…no break on the price though, since she had 4 other brides requesting her that weekend).

    Post # 16
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    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We are getting help for most of the wedding, so my fiancee and I are spending the most on our honeymoon in Fiji.

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