(Closed) Ever feel like your the "poor" bride??

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 91
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Blushing bee

so thankful I found this thread! My parents are helping with the cost of the wedding and my Fiance makes a good living meanwhile I just finished grad school and still trying to find my way. But we’re still on a budget and I keep seeing all these threads where they’ve spent thousands and thousands on florals or food/beverage for their wedding days and my jaw is on the floor! Lately I’ve been feeling very inadequate! It’s just ncie to know that I’m not alone! 🙂

Post # 92
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

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LuvlivininBC:  I am a 20-something bride, and I am the poor bride in my circle of friends! Though the results aren’t fully in yet…it’s looking like the whole thing will cost us about $9000…much of that is on credit cards (whoops!). We are also the only couple doing this without any outside financial support. I don’t mind. In fact I feel quite the opposite. I am not blowing ‘Daddy’s Money’ on a lavish wedding with details nobody will remember, and I didn’t throw a buck and doe to beg for money from all my aquaintances either!

You should be PROUD of your wedding! I have friends in their 30’s who couldn’t pay for their own!

Post # 93
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Blushing bee

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futuremrspesci:  I feel like we are the same person! 

My and his parents are helping with the cost of the wedding, Fiance has a job and decent salary and I just finished grad school and am getting my first paycheck in September (the wedding is in october). 

We are having a simple wedding with fun things like ice cream and nice coffee but nothing too frilly. My family and friends make me feel nervous/anxious because I don’t think it’ll be as fancy as their expectations. I’ve already heard negative comments based on their perception of what it will be and suggestions about what I should put in it (like choreograph a dance or add lots of fun games). If it were up to me, it would just be immediate family, a courthouse wedding and a nice meal at a restaurant, but Fiance has so many friends that he considers family that it just wouldn’t fly. 

 

Post # 94
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My husband and I really cheaped out on our wedding, and I loved it! We spent $1500 total, including the dress, celebrant and food. We called in a lot of favours from friends and family, who were happy to help. I have absolutely no regrets, and my husband (who is the ultimate money saver) was pretty thrilled with it too!

Post # 95
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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LuvlivininBC:  If you can pull of a wedding for $400 I truly admire you.  I get what you are saying about spending hundreds of dollars on certain stuff.  I had a budget for my dress it was like ($500) and I spent like $30 on my wedding shoes.  Even though we didnt’ stick to our original budget I still feel like some weddings are way over the top.  In the end what truly matters is that you get to marry your best friend at the end of the day 

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