Budget Brides – Ever feel like “What’s the point?”

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 32
Member
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I am being cheap on a lot of things because my Fiance and I are more concerned about our honeymoon.  The wedding is for everyone else, ok well the dress is for me but everything else is for everyone else.  We are having our wedding at a bed and breakfast.  it is $895.00 for the wedding ceremony and then $8.95 pp for food which is like finger sandwiches, punch, fruit, chips, etc.  We are getting cupcakes instead of cake because it is cheaper and we are not having alcohol because the venue doesn’t have a liquor licence.  Since it is a bed and breakfast there is not a dance floor and so no need for a DJ.  I made my bouquets from silk flowers the I bought 50% off at hobby lobby.  I got my favors on ebay and my bridesmaids jewlery as well.  I am making my veil and I super stressed out because It is not turning out to be what I wanted.  Everything is so expensive and I wish someone would just help me!  I am paying for everything myself since my fiance pays most of the bills.  He is making me mad because he doesnt understand why everything costs so much.  We got into a fight because I paid $1000 for my dress.  That is the one thing that I was willing to spend money on and he is going to give me crap about it!!! argh!  Sorry that was an insane rant.  anyway I understand how you feel.

Post # 33
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1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have been to $100,000+ weddings and to those that probably cost about $3,000.  I can honestly tell you that if the bride and groom are having a good time, so will everyone else.  It really doesn’t matter how much money is being spent.  Do the best you can with what you have, enjoy yourself and everything will work out fine.  And for pete’s sake, stop looking at Style Me Pretty.  That site would depress Martha Stewart.

Post # 34
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1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I read once that the length of the marriage is inversly proportional to the cost of the wedding….. so if you do that math-  a $500 wedding last much longer than a 500,000 one.  Just a thought.

Post # 35
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yup.  Pretty much all the time.  Feeling like I’m never going to find a venue I love, and I hate the idea of putting any amount of money into something I’ll just be lukewarm about. Sigh

Post # 36
Member
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

whenever i get budget blues, i just keep telling myself that i will have a fancy schmancy vow renewal in ten years.

Post # 37
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77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m on a budget too.. ( no real flowers, diy invitations, small bridal party etc. ) Being smart about it is worth it, my cousins are complaining there still in debt from there wedding. lol In ten years from now were not going to think about how nice the cake was we remember how aunt so and so was dancing on the dance floor that night. 

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