(Closed) For fun – biggest splurge? (doesn't have to be wedding related)

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Post # 3
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont think I have one. I have had a few “splurges.” I’m a mess when it comes to shopping. LOL

Post # 5
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I usually a pretty thrifty person.. which is weird because I did NOT grow up in a money saving household but getting a good deal is like a game form me.. and I like expensive brands! I have (2) splurges though. The first one is my very big vera bradley collection. Now Vera’s aren’t super expensive (not like Louis Vuitton) but I have A LOT of it. 

Secondly, I am not like a lot of girls in that I am obsessed with shoes. I have a very small shoe collection but they are all expensive.. Cowgirl boots (300), 2 pairs of uggs (200 each), 2 pairs of sperrys (70 each), rainbow sandals (50), Nike Shox (100). The only non-expensive shoes I have are flats for work… For some reaosn I have to have the expensive shoes..

My biggest splurge for the wedding is my airbrush make up, hiring a harpist and candy bar. These are not things that are even that expensive but I did not plan to do originally but am  letting myself slurge on.

Post # 6
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

My dress. 😛 $1200. I did not want to spend that much haha. Oops.

Post # 7
9550 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My biggest splurge is easily my travel. Big international trips eevery couple years. I’m addicted!

Post # 8
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s been a long time since I really splurged on myself.  Last year I used part of my tax refund to buy a banjo, I have a thing for collecting musical instruments.  Since then all my extra money is being saved for the wedding.  I may buy myself something nice with my tax refund, I’ve been wanting a ukulele!


Post # 10
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

a 90 minute full body massage at a luxury spa

Post # 11
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

a few years ago i splurged and bought myself a gorgeous pair of diamond stud earrings. 

i had a few other smaller pairs but i wanted something a bit more substantial.  they are 2.4ctw so over a carat for each ear.  the quality and cut are amazing.

i wear them every day so i definitely get my money’s worth.

Post # 12
8487 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My dress was $450 over my budget, so that was a splurge.

Other than that, idk. I dont buy myself stuff often. I do splurge on other people though.

Post # 13
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Laur12:  Me too!  We bought my first LV in Paris while on our honeymoon.  I convinced my Darling Husband it was necessary since it would become a heirloom to pass down to our children.  It has a red lining and I wrote our names, the date and Paris on the inside pocket.  So silly and romantic.  I wanted a Chanel but the one I wanted was $3000 and that would be a huge, huge splurge!!  My first 4 digit purse!!  Eek.  I’m so addicted now.

Post # 14
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m pretty thrifty – even if I don’t have to be. It’s just my nature. I’d been lusting over a new pair of cowboy boots. I already have several pair (but I live in Texas and I wear them all of the time). And those pairs were bought on the cheap (found new pairs of high dollar boots on ebay for less than $100, etc.).

I’d been lusting after a particular pair of Old Gringo boots for about 2 years. I just couldn’t justify the price. However! When we got married, we decided to elope, and we weren’t spending much at all. So I splurged on the boots and wore them to our elopement, knowing I’d wear them all of the time after.

I love them so much! I always get compliments when I wear them.

Aren’t they lovely? Laughing


Post # 15
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Laur12:  Our finances are somewhat combined, and we really splurge on travel like staying at Fairmont hotels/resorts, the Bellagio, etc.

I’m getting laser eye surgery in the summer, so that will be a bit of a splurge, but worth it (I hope!).

I own a number of Coach bags… I’ve bought 2 or 3 of them myself, so I’d consider that a bit of a splurge. I bought diamond earrings a few years ago… that was a bit of a splurge.

Post # 16
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our honeymoon was probably the biggest splurge. It was triple our normal week long vacation budgets.

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