(Closed) If you had double your budget, what would you spend it on?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would pay for all my guests accomadations! We are having a small wedding and I would love to take care of everyone I truly want to be a part of our day!

Post # 4
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Open Bar

Chiavari Chairs

Trolley as transportation.

Cocktail hour with tons and tons of fun apps

Late night french fry midnight snack

State of the art lighting

Post # 5
439 posts
Helper bee

I’d buy a more expensive dress.  My absolute max dress budget is $500, and I’m worried I won’t get much for that.

Other than that, I really can’t think of anything.  I’m skimping on the dress in order to have an open bar.

Post # 7
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would have….

Done my BMs’ makeup ( i paid for their hair)

Bought the BMs their dresses

Had an open bar

Had some sort of party bus, even though the ceremony & reception were at the same place, LOL

Hired a wedding coordinator – that s**t was stressful!

Had a band instead of a DJ

Had a bigger tent


Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

A nicer reception venue

real linen table cloths,

nice chairs instead of the ugly folding chairs that come with my hall, 

I would have a sit down, instead of a buffet

I would get an upgraded version of the diamond wedding band I really want

And I would get the $500 veil I’ve been drooling over

Oh and I would pay someone to decorate instead of worrying about having enough time to do it early in the morning.

I would also get uplighting..

Post # 9
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would have flown everyone to hawaii!

Post # 10
240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

  • A midnight snack bar of some sort
  • A real photo booth instead of the DIY one we are going to do.
  • A fully stocked, open bar (our venue lets us bring our own alcohol in so we are having self-serve keg beer and wine.)

That’s about it… 

Post # 11
439 posts
Helper bee

@bebefly:  I’ve been looking at the preworn sites, but I’m still way too far off from my wedding to think about buying anything yet.  Fortunately, I have a long time to shop around to find something.  I haven’t been seeing much for under $500, though.

Post # 12
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would have:

Hired a wedding planner although I am not sure I saved money by not hiring one

Paid for all siblings travel and accommodations (we helped a little)

Paid for Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and hair (I paid for nails) and groomsmen tuxes

Bought BMs nicer gifts and had a more elaborate Bridesmaid or Best Man luncheon

Had a longer reception and more food

Gone all out with linens, chairs, etc.

While all these things would have been nice, having a stricter budget forced me to focus on what was important and be creative.  I don’t know if a lot more money would have made my wedding any nicer.

Post # 13
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

A blonde Johnny Depp… teehee…

Just kidding. More time, super awesome photographer and completely open top shelf bar (and I guess taxi/ limo rides there and back). And maybe a videographer.

Post # 14
1251 posts
Bumble bee

@buttontoes- Check Aria Dress. They have many choices under $500

Post # 15
104 posts
Blushing bee

chilvari chairs (i’m getting chair covers)

a wedding storytellers video

a photobooth

an open bar (right now it is open for beer and wine)

paid for the bm’s dresses, accomodations, hair, and make-up

hair extensions

late night food stations (french fries, burger sliders, pizza bites, mac and cheese, etc.)


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