(Closed) If money were no object…

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Pay for everyone to attend a destination wedding, all inclusive of course 

sadly we can only pay for our immediate family for our possible cruise ceremony :/

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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BeeDD :  If money were no object, I would have hired a coordinator to plan the whole thing for me and I would have only given input for the fun things like food and cake tastings. I couldn’t have cared less about themes and colors, napkins and plates, centerpieces, etc. I probably would have kept it local and had a bigger wedding instead of just immediate family and a couple friends in Manhattan. But we had an amazing wedding experience so no regrets here 🙂 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

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BeeDD :  We’d have paid for everyone to come (we were destination for most guests, though not for ourselves), possibly had a bit larger of a guest list (since half the invites couldn’t attend but maybe paying for it would have helped).  We’d have paid for housing once they were here and maybe had some activities set up on us – jetboating, offroading and the like.  I’d probably have had my dress professionally altered instead of getting my mom to do it.  Definitely would have hired a better photographer – the one I really liked was way out of my budget.  Much better desserts ala bakery instead of home grown.  We’d have probably still self-catered though, as my husband really wanted to do that for his own sanity, but maybe we’d have hired a couple of people for the menial labor like dicing veggies and cleaning up.  That’s about it though – we wanted a small wedding anyway, it’s more our style, so that part wouldn’t have actually changed, just all the fun stuff to do before/after the event to keep us busy and see to our guests’ comfort.  We wouldn’t have spent more on decor, china or whatever because we both think that’s a waste of money anyway… being rich doesn’t impact that.

Oh and money no object, husband wouldn’t have had to go to work 2 days later, so we’d have gotten a honeymoon.  New Zealand if I had my way :o)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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SabL22 :  This is exactly what I would have done. I wanted to get married at the Hearst Castle in California and then have a wine tasting weekend by the beach. Way out of budget though! Maybe for the anniversary!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I like the ideas of renting out villa or destination, but if just one singular thing, great foodie food.

Seafood, stations, made to order everything and desserts galore!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would’ve gone with my first choice photographer, even though mine did a good job and I was overall satisfied. And maybe upgraded caterers and gone more “foodie” with our options? Although our food tasted great and we got lots of compliments, it wasn’t a super extensive menu. I guess I would have done liquor instead of just beer/wine, although most of us are beer/wine drinkers anyway. Honestly I loved my wedding and tehre’s not a whole lot I’d go back and change even if I could. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

My wedding was exactly the way I wanted it (except I hated our officiant, so if money could have fixed that, I’d do that). Even though with more money we could have invited more people, I’m happy with how things went and I liked our small wedding. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Literally the only thing I would have done differently with a larger budget was pay for more booze! Our wedding was my absolute ideal. 

Ok, ok, if I could have flown everyone to Bora Bora for 10 days, that would have been cool too…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If money was no object, I would have paid for family members to have stayed over, so they could stay until the end of the wedding reception and their travel costs. I would have invited more family members that I had dropped out of contact with, offering that opportunity to reconnect. I would have invited more friends, only having to send out one round of invites as with earlier notice then more may have been able to attend. I would have had more bridesmaids to help me keep calm. I would have been able to invite everyone to the wedding breakfast rather than having a tiered reception and some people only being invited to the evening.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

If money were no object, I would have flown our family to a castle in Ireland or the UK for a week and had our wedding there. If only…

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We are eloping in Paris. If I won millions I would pay for our closest friends and family to attend. Still a small wedding but go all out for our guests. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

if money were no object I’d have a live painter, take a two week honeymoon (at least 14 days not including travel), and have one of our favorite artists sing live as I walk down the aisle. 

I do like the idea of paying for everyone’s travel, hotels etc, but I think I would limit that to our parents, grandparents and siblings only. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We’d have paid all the travel expenses for all of our guests and have rented out a hotel for the afterparty instead of just having everyone hang out in our honeymoon suite until we kicked them out.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

Haven’t had my weding yet, but if money were no object I’d have a big destination wedding and pay for everyone to come/stay, like PP said 😀 That sounds SOOO fab! And I’d take a month long honeymoon cuz I’d quit my job XD

Also the food/cake would be much better than they’re probably going to be lol

It’s fun to dream 😉

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