(Closed) Buying something you don’t need and justifying as “For the wedding”?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Have you ever bought something you didn't need and said it was "for the wedding"?
    All the time! You only get married once, and I want to have everything be perfect! : (5 votes)
    20 %
    Are you kidding me? We're on a tight budget, and I'm sticking to it! : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Splurging on a few items is ok, but I try to watch how much I spend on most things. : (18 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yep, I bought more sundresses and services (nails, facials) while I was engaged than ever too.

    Post # 7
    439 posts
    Helper bee

    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
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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 :).

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