(Closed) NWR: Adult allowance

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Should the dress come out of my allowance?
    Heck no! You're exempt up to the cost of the tux rental. : (15 votes)
    33 %
    Yep pay up since you had something else you could have worn. : (27 votes)
    59 %
    Fair is fair, I'd buy myself a pair of shoes too since his tux came with some. Forget the budget. : (4 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @butterfli_beauty:  Dh and I have an “allowance” as well. However we also have a clothing budget.  I only have to use my allowance to pay for clothes if I’m over my clothing budget and still want something.

    Post # 4
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Usually I make excuses for shopping but this seems pretty simple. He has to rent a suit but you don’t have to buy a dress, therefore only his should be exempt. Also, in the long run you’re only hurting yourselves as a couple by going off the budget. 

    Post # 5
    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @AlwaysSunny:  Ditto.


    However, I can certainly find a nice dress for less than $100, mabye even $20!

    Post # 6
    9631 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    His tux is a necessary item, therefore it should be exempt, but you don’t NEED a new dress, therefore it should not be exempt.

    Post # 7
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    i would say you would be exempt if you were a bridesmaid, just as he probably wouldnt spend $100 to rent a tux if he were not a groomsman. He needs to rent a tux, you can wear anything you already have.

    Post # 8
    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I don’t see the big deal if you want to buy yourself a new dress. If you need the money for other more important things then don’t buy a new dress. Maybe spend like 50 or half of what the tux will be.

    Post # 9
    6743 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    This is what I wrote on your other post, not sure if you saw it:

    I think that BOTH should have come out of your monthly allowances.  Technically, he didn’t HAVE to be in the wedding and rent a tux.  If the whole point of this allowance thing is so that you guys save as much as possible by limiting the amount you spend on things that aren’t “necessities,” then neither of these purchases are necessities.  Thus, if the tux was exempt from the allowance, so should a new dress be. 

    But just ask yourself – what’s more important?  Buying a new dress, even if it comes out of savings, or wearing something that you already have and keeping that saves in there for another purchase in the future?  I’m assuming you’re saving up for something – a house? kids? etc.  If you don’t “need” the dress and just want it, either find a dress on sale or just wear something you already have. 

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