(Closed) I broke my man’s budget, and I will not hear the end of it.

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 62
4023 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For those of you who are saying we are being harsh, I want to point out that she asked for our opinion and we gave it to her. Its too late now for her to change her mind, but she wanted to know if we thought it was the right thing to do, which I don’t think it was.

Post # 64
1882 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

For what it’s worth you look amazing in it.

Post # 65
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s an absolutely gorgeous dress, and you look beautiful!  Chin up!  You’re not the first girl to splurge and double their dress budget. 😉  I did the exact thing, falling in love with a $5000 Lazaro, when my mom had gifted me $3000 for my dress.  I also ended up in tears thinking about it before I bought it!  I’ve just been doing extra babysitting, and cut some flowers to make room in our budget.  Luckily, in our case, the budget was flexible, and more of an arbitrary number, not indicative of our overall incomes and we could afford to splurge.

We’re both blessed that we have fiances who just want us to be happy. 🙂

Post # 66
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am so glad you and your Fiance are on the same page, that really is the most important thing!

Post # 67
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

it is a beautiful dress and it’s YOUR day.

my personal wedding budget was $1000. i couldn’t justify spending ANYTHING more than that on a dress that i’ll probably never wear again.

but it’s all about personal preference. and technically you only went over your budget by $2300, i’m sure there’s tons of DIY projects (ie. invitations, favors, Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts) that you can do to suffice the difference!

Post # 68
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Gorgeous dress and you look so radiant in it!! Don’t second guess your decision just enjoy your dress and every minute of your wedding. Since you and your fiance discussed it together, you shouldn’t feel any guilt. Just prioritize what’s most important to you about your day and cut back on the other areas. 

I had a similar dress shopping experience. I was determined to get a good deal on a dress and thought it was ridiculous to spend more than 1k. That was until i started trying dresses on. I found a dress I loved that and although my parents were ok with the price, I just felt it was too much since I didn’t think the dress was that important to me. So I kept looking at other dresses, going to sample sales and looking for a preowned dress. But my family convinced me it was worth spending more on something I loved rather than buying a cheaper dress that didn’t make me happy.

I am so happy I listened to them. I love my dress and can’t wait to wear it. I picked up an extra freelance project to cover the cost of alterations and accessories and I scaled back the flowers so in the end, it hasn’t affected our budget much.


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