(Closed) Did you buy anything for your wedding that you didn’t use?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh yes. My first dress, to start 🙂

Also, TWO pairs of shoes that I ended up donating to the Salvation Army.

There were also a few crafty things here and there, but nothing majorly expensive.

The shoes and the dress, though … well, I don’t want to say how much money we threw away with those.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

the wedding’s in a month so i don’t know everything… but so far i just have 2 different attempts at favor bags, only wasting about $12 total (the cookies that are going in them are super big so i needed bigger bags), but it still bugs me. oh, and my fi bought an extra long tie on accident and didn’t realize it until after it was too late to return it, so he had to buy a new tie- $45. that one at least made me laugh.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

since i bought a few dresses and stuff like that, i guess i’ll go with things i have and didn’t return / wasn’t able to. Nice dress sandals by charles David – maybe i’ll post in classifieds.. a hair flower, those sticky fake booby things, double sided tape, gosh i’m sure there is a lot more!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

TONS!  I bought a necklace and earring set that was super cheap and once it was too late to return, I decided it looked cheap, too.  I have a couple of craft supplies and paper products that we either bought way too much of or never used at all.  And we ended up with a TON more booze than we needed, including a full case and a half of wine and two cases of beer.  (At least that we’re getting some use out of!)

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I’d be in the same boat with shoes if i hadn’t ordered from zappos!

My first dress is def. one, but i’m about to sell it. Also, tons of stuff from the first wedding I planned… maybe about $200 worth of stuff?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not married yet but I am *SURE* this will happen to me :X I am already second guessing little things or changing my mind…

but most things I am pretty confident about my choices…dress/shoes/bigger items I am set 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

some Moroccan lanterns and some other things that I wanted to use but got lost the day of the wedding, hehe, like some hair flowers…a few fake flowers, but we used almost all of them

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am not married yet, but already bought a $50 pair of heels that I’m not going to wear and I’m sure there will be more ughh!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

hehe, i am such a thritfy-holic person that i didn’t buy anything i wasn’t for sure i’d use, or i’ve already returned it or sold it!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

yup! Lots. We were first going to do our own centerpieces, but things weren’t quite working out the way we wanted so I bit the bullet and just paid the florist to make some. So we had a bunch of little pots and lace fabric that wasn’t used. The other stuff wasn’t really my fault though… we got champange flutes, but for whatever reason our venue didn’t put any champagne in them and just prefilled a lot of regular champagne glasses so ours never ended up being used to our disappointment. I had bought a fun feather pen to use on the guest book thing, but that got left behind at my mom’s house so we just had to use a regular pen. I bought a bunch of kid toys/activities to keep the kids entertained but nobody ever ended up setting any of it out (it was all shoved under a table at the venue for some reason). I bought pink and black fake rose petals, but the venue didn’t put any of the black ones out while doing the setup (and a lot of the pink ones as well). I also ordered waaaaay too many candles so a lot of those weren’t used either (though to be fair, I really wanted a lot out on the tables and such but they didn’t use too many while setting up). I bought a waist cincher to go under my dress, but that didn’t work out well so I got a bustier instead. Phew. So yeah, a lot of stuff I didn’t end up using… I would have tried selling it, but the stuff is at my mom’s house in Indiana and I’m in NYC so that complicated things.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I bought a pair of shoes and some jewelry and ended up using neither. Found a better pair of shoes and my parents gave me some nice jewelry for the big day.

 

We bought fortune cookies for our guests and almost nobody ate/took any! Wish I could have that $200 back!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Oh yeah, I totally overestimated the number of vases I would need. I bought 50 and only used 30.  I also bought a bunch of vase filler that didn’t end up working, so it all went to waste.  Also, when I was doing a mock up for my centerpieces I bought a bunch of vases that I meant to take back to Michaels and never did.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Tons – decorations, extra shoes, an engagement shoot dress, etc…

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m glad I’m not the only one.  I’m not married yet but I have purchased some things and changed my mind about them, then got something else.  Two different hair flowers, brooch, shoes…none of them are super expensive but all the little things add up!  It’s so annoying for me to feel like I wasted some of my purchases!

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