(Closed) Epenses, expenses. Where should you be?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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4824 posts
Honey bee

It took me about 2 months to come to terms with the money we were spending on a wedding. Once I did, I dont regret it.

It is a lot of money and there are arguments for and against. Both emotional and logical. Whatever you decide, you need to own it so you dont regret it.

Even “ho-hum” honeymoons can be great. If your budget is bahamas, try something not tropical and try alaska. Be creative.

Post # 4
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1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

In hindsight, I’d say spend the money on an awesome honeymoon with your H. Something like that can really recharge your batteries and bring you closer as a couple, which I think is the best way to start a marriage!

Post # 5
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2965 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Review this with your Fiance and that could help you to a good start in planning.

 

http://weddings.about.com/od/gettingstarted/a/Questionnaire.htm

My wedding budget is 5K but our honeymoons (yes thats plural) were free. The only downside is we have to take them before the wedding but considering that we thought we werent even going to have a honeymoon we’re not complaining. You can also consider setting up a honeymoon registry if you and Fiance already live together and already have household items such as plates and towels (the usual wedding gifts) and dont need anymore of that. How we won our honeymoon was thru a bridal show. I would suggest start going to some. It will help get the creative juices flowing and allow you to meet with possible future vendors and also show you their expenses (they also will have specials going on at that time to try to book you right then and there!!!). Furthermore, research, research, research. I have found ALOT of things on ebay. Dont shun that out. I bought my BEAUTIFUL peach wedding dress (159.xx) and my petticoat (27.xx) from there but I knew exactly what I wanted. Im purchasing my veil from valuveil.com and getting my shoes from dsw.com. I have an all-inclusive venue that takes care of food, decorations, tables, linens, centerpieces, and even has a DJ! Im ordering my flowers online from wholeblossoms.com. But first it all begins with your priorites. One more thing I noticed. Usually when your wedding is in “wedding season” things tend to be more expensive. I noticed you set your date for July. That may cost you more in the long run. If your schedule is open, I would suggest keeping it open but if thats the ONLY possible date for you and Fiance, then I guess you wouldnt have much of a choice. Just trying to throw some ideas around. Also if possible, try to keep the guest list small and bridal party small as well. I made the mistake of having 6 BMs. If I could go back and change it, I would have only had 3. Im inviting only 75 ppl as well but Im not expecting all to show. We’ll just see when the time comes. 

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