(Closed) Now that the dust has settled, is there anything you wish you had spent more on

posted 11 years ago in Married Life
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

nona, I too love flowers, and wish I could have had more ornate centerpieces.. but I don’t know if I would have spent more money on them… just for that day.. I think I’m okay with mine…

I have been thinking though, I might have upgraded the venue.  Ours was perfectly fine, but I would have loved to have a really beautiful hall.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wish we had a videographer. I knew I was going to regret this and I do. We did splurge on a photographer and I have amazing pics but in the end what is another $2000?

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wish we had a videographer. I knew I was going to regret this and I do. We did splurge on a photographer and I have amazing pics but in the end what is another $2000?

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

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Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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bluespurrs:  i loved my wedding but some times i think, maybe i should have had a potluck wedding here in town, outside, and spent all my money on my dream dress. monique lhuillier. lol but i think i would have felt to guilty buying such a spendy dress. but a girl can dream right? lol. I also think man if i would have known the day would have been nice, then i should have saved money and grief (terrible venue experiance) and had it outside!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

Photography 100%. I would’ve hired the $4500 one I loved and just worked more to have it. Nothing else I would change, everything that day was perfect. 

 

Buttt if we’re really dreaming I would’ve done a destination wedding with our parents, siblings, and bridal party (read: closest friends) in a beautiful italian garden wearing a light blue dress and served a huge italian feast with bottomless wine, and honeymooned all through europe. Still would’ve spent the $22,000 we did, but in a different way haha.

Post # 22
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am glad to see I am not the only one saying photography.

We had two of my husbands cousins taking photos. One of them took a lot of what could have been good pictures but didn’t know a lot about lighting and focus or editing so when she gave me the images, I had to pay someone to edit them.

The other cousin was going to edit the ones she took but we are coming up on our 3rd anniversary and haven’t seen a single picture yet. Anyway, I waited a while to get the other picutures edited thinking I could narrow them down if there were certain shots cousin two got better and finally gave up.

Now here we are 2 years and 10 months after the wedding and I FINALLY have a wedding book. (only from cousin one’s photos).

The worst part is that cousin two was the one taking pictures of DH while cousin one was mostly focusing on me. So we don’t have that many pictures of him.

DON’T skip on photography !! you WILL regret it

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

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HC_IC721:  this! The Fiance won’t go for it 🙁

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

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christabel:  The photography or the small destination wedding? Lol

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

Our Maui elopement on the beach was perfect and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I just wish we could have spent more and stayed another week!

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I wish I hadn’t cheaped out on my dress! It was a conscious decision to go to David’s Bridal for the dress because we were on a budget and it was more important to me at the time to allocate the bulk of the funds toward entertaining the guests with the best meal, top-shelf open bar, and cake that most of my guests had ever eaten (the cake was iced in marzipan!). I cut corners everywhere else to do this, and I regret none of it, except the dress.

It flattered my difficult, inverted-triangle-shaped figure, but it wasn’t particultarly stylish and it already looks dated in the pictures. And it was made from cheap materials. I felt like I was wearing a polyester bride costume instead of getting to have the real deal.

One of the things I learned from going to friends’ weddings is that no matter how simple a bride’s look (a friend of mine who is a little person literally got her wedding dress off a My Size Barbie, and one of my cousins got married in a white eyelet sun dress), as soon as people see the bride with the lovey-lovely glow, they go, “OOH, A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!” So it really doesn’t matter. 

But I sometimes feel wistful walking by bridal salons and seeing all of the truly beautiful works of couture art that other women get to wear. I asked DH if we could have a vow renewal for our 10th anniversary so I could have a wedding dress that didn’t suck. He laughed and told me that he’d rather us spend that kind of money on something I could wear over and over, like jewelry. Fair enough. 

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