(Closed) if you won the lottery… describe what you would change at your wedding.

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I’d do it outside like I wanted to – get a gorgeous tent and tons of amazing lighting. but beyond that, I’m not really a platinum weddings type of person and we haven’t been skimping on guest perks.

Well, I take that back. If we really had oodles, I’d fly everyone to Biarritz, France and do a cliffside wedding in a custom gown 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um..hire a better photog…

That’s it. Seriously I would rather spend that money on practical things like student loans…a home…ect.

Sorry, I’m no fun at this game. : ]

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Nothing. We probably wouldn’t even offer to pay for it as my parents are super loaded and wouldn’t accept anyway.

Post # 6
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m not fun either.  I would have used the money for non-wedding things and mostly save it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Oh wow, where to start. Get professionals for all the stuff I’m doing myself (stationery, flowers, favors etc). Have like 10x as much decor Upgrade parts of our wedding package like the linens and cake. Get professional lighting. Hire a photographer I like more and hire her for the whole day. Pay for people’s hotels. Do a nice rehearsal dinner and maybe a day after brunch or an after party. Get a designer dress…maybe even two dresses! Hire a priest and a rabbi to marry us. And the list goes on.

But the number one thing I would do before all of those is book my dream honeymoon in the South Pacific! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would hire a photographer instead of having my aunt do it and i would have shutterbooth.  I would probably have the reception in a ballroom instead of a hall if i had to have it local versus a tropical island.
 

send out STD magnets and do real invites instead of printing my own

hmm, and maybe lower ab lipo 😉

and of course my 3 week honeymoon in the Maldives 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d stop obsessively budgeting, haha. I would lighten up on the DIY and pay for more items and services. And I’d definitely do a budoir session if I had the cash. But no matter what happens, I have a feeling I wouldn’t change much. Just make it easier.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Pay for all my BMs’ everything. Go for a 5-star Vegas bachelorette party and pay for everyone’s expenses. Upgrade wedding decor – tricked out tent lighting with Japanese lanterns, linen and chair upgrades, Mokara orchids, crazy Cake Alchemy cake. And ridiculous top of the line everything honeymoon.

Then I’d buy an apartment in NYC and a house in Rhode Island.

Aaaaaaaaaand now I’m depressed.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@3M – ditto on the lower ab lipo!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I can play this game!

I’d move the venue for the reception from a social club (on the edge of an industrial estate) to somewhere more scenic that we could have for the entire weekend (including accommodation)

I’d hire a kick-a$$ band instead of an affordable DJ and hire a kick-a$$ DJ to follow the band into the wee small hours

I’d hire a faboo photog for the entire weekend.

I’d fly all our out of town/overseas guests over and cover their food/transport.

I’d buy a new dress (probably)

I’d pay for all my bridesmaids’ everything (dress/shoes/hair/makeup/jewelry)

I’d hire cool transport for the day – vintage cars for us and bridal party/fun party buses for out of town guests.

I’d take a leave of absence from my job and take a summer-long honeymoon.

And then I’d do lots of practical things with the rest of my gazillion dollars – pay off loans, buy property, make charitable donations, set up college funds for my niece/nephews and my future children.  And go on a BIG shopping spree…  That’s practical, right???

FUN to think about.  But still just as happy to marry Fiance no matter what – cannot wait!

Post # 13
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh, I would have loved a Vegas bachelorette like Kittyachi, but honestly I don’t have that many people that I would have had to invite either way.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I would have really fancy food, on top of elegant details everywhere you looked of course.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d still do our wedding but I’d just amp it up! I love our wedding but can think of extras I’d like to do if I had the extra cash – custom Jones sodas, great Out of Town bags, extra elements for the STD’s and Invites, ect…

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

1) Hire a wedding planner

2) Hire a kick-ass photog and get the deluxe paparazzi package

3) Get a more expensive dress (haven’t gotten one yet… but my budget is $500– eek!)

4) Top shelf open bar all night

5) Different venue

6) Lots more flowers/more expensive flowers

Basically everything I guess 🙂 I am trying to do a wedding for 100 on 10K and its ridic. 

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