(Closed) Has being a bride changed your feelings on the cost of attending weddings?

posted 14 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 32
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

This is all very interesting to me as we just received our initial costs from our reception venue – I wasn’t totally shocked but it still took my breath away for a minute!! (And I must also say here that my parents are very very graciously paying for most if not all of our wedding – so it’s not something I have to worry about perse, but it is definitely something I am thinking about.)  Makes me wonder how much others are paying/have paid for their weddings. I think I won’t steal this thread and I will go post another topic.

But to answer the original question – Yes I am definitely thinking differently now that I am a bride – and I am dreading the costs of attending 7 weddings in 2009 while planning my own January, 2010 wedding!   And I’ve also never heard of "paying for you dinner" – that just seems bizarre to me! 


Post # 33
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Great Topic!

I have always given a gift off of the registry.  If I am giving cash, it is usually 100.00.  If I am unable to attend a wedding, we try to give a nicer gift.  Now that I am planning my own wedding, I am just hoping that everyone is able to come.  Not because I want them to give me money to cover the cost, because I want every seat that I am paying for filled!  I don’t expect for people to "cover the plate".  Honestly, if that was the case, there are a lot of people in my family that would think that 40.00 covers the plate.  They would have no clue how much a downtown, city wedding costs, as mine will be the first one.  I just want them to show  up and have a great time!!  Honestly, I fill like by throwing a super nice, chic wedding downtown that I am giving a gift to some of my family members who haven’t really been to a wedding like the one I am planning. 




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