(Closed) Most important part of your wedding that you’re willing to spend more $$ on?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Most important part of your wedding to spend money on?
    Dress : (9 votes)
    11 %
    Rings (engagement/bands) : (8 votes)
    10 %
    Venue/Ceremony Location : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Decor/Flowers : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Photography : (27 votes)
    32 %
    Videography : (3 votes)
    4 %
    DJ/Band : (0 votes)
    Big guest list : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Your hair & makeup : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Its a split between dress and photography. I want to feel beautiful, but I also want great memories of the day.

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    booze, I think it’s absoluely crutial to have as much booze as one can afford.

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Open bar! We are spending a small fortune on it! For us, since our budget got cut when I had to stop working due to an injury, we stuck with what was important. We got rid of chivari chairs but was able to get a great deal on a new lighting specialist. I want people to walk in the room and think it’s beautiful so lighting, and flowers were important, but ultimately, open bar. I don’t think it’s fair to invite people to a party and make them open their own wallets…

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    I think rings are an obvious becuase they are really the only thing that is going to carry with you for the rest of your life after you forget what your dress looked like.

    The other one (though it seems silly) Our biggest portion of our budget is invitations. Disproportionately high, scary high in relation to everything else. but they are SO AWESOME!

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper

    i chose dress, but i was really stuck between dress, photography, and honeymoon.  they were all super important to me for different reasons.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ours was definitely venue. We could have done a ton more with our budget had we gotten married near home (Seattle) but we REALLY don’t want to wake up to rain our wedding day and that is likely no matter what time of year so we are spending the extra money to get married in a resort area in eastern WA that gets barely any rain. When we found out how expensive it was we looked at doing it at home but just weren’t as excited. So we are gonna swing it somehow!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted Photography.  For me, it’s important because at the end of the day, it’s the only real tangible thing you have to actually touch and look at (except a video).  All the memories that photos can bring back, for me at least, are worth spending a little extra on. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I could just pick one of these b/c it was a few things that were important to us….Food/flowers/venue and photography! My dress was a gift not included in the budget.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    I expected to spend a lot on food and an open bar, so I’d say that photography was the biggest “splurge” (even though the food and booze costs more actual money).

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Fooood and booze

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Food and drinks – I want my guests to be well taken care of!

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    tough one, but ultimately for me it’s photography. that’s been the single thing we have shelled out the most money for, but we LOVE our photographer and wouldnt have it any other way! close second is the food though- but we are doing most of that ourselves! 🙂

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I chose photography, but it’s a split between photography and videograhpy. 

    For the longest time, I thought videography was kind of a waste. But then my step mother passed away. And on the day she passed, we all went home and watched their wedding video. One of my sisters suggested it, and it was just so nice to hear her and see her before she got sick, and think of all those memories that we had of her. And to see how happy everyone was at the wedding, and it was just so soothing to see. She’s been gone about 9 months now, and I’ve watched the video three or four times, just because it soothes me to see her like that.

    So that’s why I’ll have videography at my wedding. Because of how nice it is to have that video now.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Well for me, Engagement ring + wedding bands would be about the same amount as our wedding location (We’re getting married in Hawaii)

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