Post # 1
I will admit, I’m super guilty of doing this, especially with clothing purchases. It started out as “I can wear this for my engagement picture!” and now it’s “I need a dress for my (bridal shower)(bachelorette party)(rehearsal dinner)” As much as I love this excuse, I’m attempting to stop using it.
So, the dress (dresses?) currently in question is a gorgeous Tracy Reese confection from Anthro. It’s beautiful, and honestly, if I were having a more casual wedding, this would have been my dream dress. I want it so bad… what I DON’T want is the $300 price tag!
Link to the dress
It is taking everything in me not to just buy it and worry about the consequences later.
Now, how can matters get worse, you ask? Oh, lets try finding the SAME dress in blue on another website, shall we? Oh, it exists in blue? Why, yes it does! Do I like blue? Yes, yes I do! Is blue one of my accent wedding colors? Why, yes it is, in fact!
Find this dress here
So, clearly you can see my dilemma. I have 2 beautiful, wonderful dresses, both of which I could argue I “need” for a wedding event, and both of which are a bit too expensive to actually purchase.
It hurts my heart, bees. It really does. Knowing that I want to own a dress such as this, and that I really should pass it up for something more important.
Has anybody else tried to justify an expensive want as a wedding need?
Post # 3
OMG I DO THIS AlL THE TIME!! I even do it with services! I’ve signed up for all these online alerts so that I can found out about great deals in NYC but now I am just getting facials and massages which I NEVER would have gotten before.
I have also ordered THREE dresses for the wedding weekend, 4 pairs of shoes, not to mention the jewelry and the make-up!
Mr. makes me send some of it back but yes def! I don’t spend THAT much money on myself so I use the wedding as an excuse to do it…
Post # 4
I saw that dress on the Anthro website and thought the exact same thing. My wedding dress has a lace bodice, and I thought that would be a perfect tie-in for the rehearsal dinner or my shower. But yeah, I can’t afford it right now, either. I have it bookmarked for when it goes on sale; hopefully, they will still have my size. Though as far as justifying it goes, that is very in line with my personal style anyway, and I can guarantee that I would wear it after the wedding anyway, so that makes it more worthwhile to me. But I voted for the last one simply because it is realistic.
Post # 5
Yep, I bought more sundresses and services (nails, facials) while I was engaged than ever too.
Post # 6
I haven’t splurged as much with services… just extra haircuts, but that’s not a huge expense, and I did get my nails done for engagement pictures, but I couldn’t handle leaving them on for more than 2 weeks!
Post # 7
I bought a Cricut with the excuse that “I’ll use it for the wedding.”
I bought it with the intention of making all my paper goods, and then I found invites on clearance for 90 for $12. Which is way cheaper than I can make them.
Now, I’m finding extra paper goods to make so I can make my Cricut worthwhile.
Post # 8
My best friend is planning her wedding a month after mine, and she’s doing a vintage theme. We’re at the flea markets and consignment shops way too frequently, and we both buy a ton of stuff ‘for the wedding’ that will probably never make it there. I’ve bought a ton of dresses, too. So far I’m just planning on wearing them during the honeymoon if they don’t make the rehearsal dinner cut :).
Post # 9
OH! I forgot to even mention all the craft supplies and vintage finds I’ve purchased! My centerpieces are blue Ball jars and other vintage glassware, and I’m almost certain I’ve purchased too much already!