Post # 1
Okay lately I’m not really loving wedding planning. More and more I wish I had been agreeable and went along with my fiance’s idea to elope. (I’ll be okay tomorrow but currently hating the planning and coping with issues part of weddings).
Tonight while feeling particularly annoyed about the “waste” of money I started to think about what else I could have gotten with the money I am spending on my wedding.
Favorites currently are:
#1 In-ground swimming pool
#2 New sports car
#3 9 weeks in Tahiti in one of those huts over the ocean….
C’est la vie: Hindsight is 20/20…
What could you have gotten with the money you spent/are spending on your wedding?
Post # 3
We would have moved into our dream house already instead of staying in the one we are currently in. So much money just for one night of partying (yes I know we got married and I wouldn’t trade it, but it would have been the same marriage on a beach somewhere with just us)
Post # 4
$30,000 off the mortgage
Massive overseas holiday
Student loans paid off
But do u know what I dont regret it!
I felt like you somedays during the lead up, dont worry t will be worth it in the end.
Post # 5
Fence to keep the neighborhood dogs out, we don’t need help keeping ours in.
All new furniture in the house.
One freaking awesome vacation.
I wish he had given into my idea to elope, lol.
Post # 6
*sigh* A car. I don’t own a car right now, but I could sure use one. 8 or 9 weeks of vacation. I’d spend 4 weeks doing a European vacation, and 4 weeks in Asia. I could furnish my fairly empty house with just about anything I want. In ground hot tub and pool.
Post # 7
After some of the amazing insight of ladies like you, we have decided a simple ceremony with cake at the church is in the best intrest so we can save money for a trip we both want to take.
Post # 8
@simpleandchic: Thanks for the encouragement. I think I will feel better tomorrow, I’m just grumpy tonight. I’m glad that someone else could say that they felt like this and then didn’t regret it in the end. That does make me feel a lot better.
Post # 9
My fiance’s student loans paid off!
But to be fair, it’s not really a straight substitution, because this money is a gift from our parents for the wedding – which they likely would not have done just to pay off his loans!
Post # 10
This is why we’re going low-budget, because I’d rather have more money to go toward a house to live in, or feeding our future kids. There’s more practical things we could spend $3,000 on, but I think it’s worth that much to have a nice party with family to celebrate and legitimize (for lack of a better word) our relationship.
Post # 11
It’s not a money issue that’s bothering me, it’s more the time consuming aspect of planning a wedding that’s driving me crazy. I keep telling my mum that I will pay her $100 an hour if she will do all the wedding planning for me as I am just over trying to sort out minor details and coordinate various vendors etc! So far, she has not accepted my offer 🙁
Post # 12
@Ree723: Oh I know exactly how you feel! I would definitely love someone to take over all the small stuff for me.
Post # 13
i could pay the last of my student loan and buy a good used car.
Post # 14
I would so have taken a 2 week trip to Italy with the money. Maybe a new car for my son . I have to say now that its done I think it was beautiful but boy the thoughts of all I could have bought still linger sometimes.