(Closed) Live band or honeymoon money? What to do????

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Should I take the money and run?
    Keep the band : (6 votes)
    17 %
    Take the money for the honeymoon : (30 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @RiverBride13:  I personally would put it towards an awesome honeymoon. But honestly, I would suggest that whatever happens, you two are on the same page and make a decision together. It could cause tension if either of you ignores the others desires right before the marriage begins!

    Is there a way to compromise? You could probably find at least a DJ for half that cost and put the rest toward the honeymoon.

    Post # 4
    2286 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    Is the $2000 for the honeymoon on top of what you already budgeted? Or did you not budget save for that? If you already have a nice honeymoon planned and the funding I say go for the band, but if the extra money would make a good honeymoon wicked awesome then I say go with an iPod wedding as long as you can rent or borrow a good speaker system. I’d rather have a live band, which is what we’re having, but we already have our honeymoon booked and paid for.

    Post # 5
    2143 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Personally, I would use the money for a honeymoon. I am bias, however, as I would never spend such a large amount for live music (completely personal opinion!) $2000 is a large amount of money for a trip, especially depending on where you’re planning on going! 

    Post # 6
    11747 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    if the choice is ipod or band i say band! It will make a huge difference!

    Post # 7
    492 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    HONEYMOON forsure. I wouldnt even need to think twice about it!

    Post # 8
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @RiverBride13:  Honeymoon, Honeymoon, Honeymoon!

    Granted, this is coming from someone who thinks live bands are not that great.

    I think a compromise is in order. You could always have a DJ, and use the rest of the money to pay for your honeymoon. If it doesn’t cover the full costs you could supplement the money yourselves.

    Post # 9
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I personally would be happier with a honeymoon. Because, well…it’s a honeymoon! You could have a really amazing time with your husband and in years to come, I feel it would be much more memorable.

    Post # 10
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Spend 500 on a DJ and the rest on a honeymoon.  


    I would not do an Ipod reception

    Post # 12
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Get a DJ and put the rest to the honeymoon.

    Post # 13
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I already clicked honeymoon, but decided to read the actual post before submitting and I am glad I did. I would NOT do an ipod and speaker reception. Can you find a reasonable DJ in your area and have money left over to put towards the honeymoon? 

    Post # 14
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Find a cheap but good DJ and use the rest on your honeymoon!!

    Post # 15
    14657 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It sort of depends on the rest of the budget and the type of wedding  you’re having.  If you’re having a backyard wedding, then maybe a ipod will be ok.  If you’re having a nice venue semi formal afair that alreayd has a high price tag, it would seem sort of silly to cheap out with an ipod and not finish up and go the whole nine.  How about a DJ and split that remainder on that and part of the honeymoon.

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