(Closed) One thing you wish you could afford?

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 17
23 posts

I wish we had the extra money for fireworks!!!!

Post # 18
567 posts
Busy bee

this is going to sound crazy, but i wish i could pay clouds to snow during my reception! what good is a january wedding if it doesn’t snow? fingers crossed 😉

Post # 19
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I really wish we could have afforded the photobooth, too. The “faux”tobooth for us wasn’t feasible (more like, we didn’t want to put the effort into draping the fabric and setting up a camera).

When people ask me, “what’s the one thing you wish you had done at your wedding” it’s the ONLY thing that comes to mind (that I could control, anyway). Looking back, I think we should have adjusted our budget to get one. It would be so nice to have those pictures for a scrapbook, as I’m sure our photographer wasn’t able to get a picture of everyone.

Post # 20
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would also love a photobooth.  I don’t quite get how the “faux booth” works.  Do you just upload the pictures later? Or do you have them print out as they are taken?

Post # 21
354 posts
Helper bee

A personal trainer to get in shape for the big day!

Post # 22
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wish we could afford open bar all night or a videographer!!  Our venue is pricey (about $120 per guest), and as much I love our venue sometimes I wish that I had gone somewhere cheaper, so we could afford a little more. 

Post # 23
1347 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wish we could find a farm or similar outdoor venue with good food that we could afford.

Post # 24
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Catholic ceremony, reception at local armory

I wish we could’ve had a videographer.  Our friend did record everything for us, but it’s still not the same as those fancy movies that I’ve seen of other weddings!

Post # 25
3282 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Photobooth…sigh.  It is something I really wanted early on and tried to book it but Fiance vetoed it…I do agree, it’s spendy for what it is, but still…and then, we were gonna DIY it, but then I kinda fizzled out on that, too.  It’s a struggle to find a fine line between low-key and fun/quirky sometimes.  Hehe.  Okay, not an actual “struggle” but y’know.  It might still happen.

But to echo other bees…omg, yes, a band would be amazing.  Specifically, The Dan Band (lol) or someone awesome and chill like Sondre Lerche / Matt Nathanson / Jason Mraz / Jack Johnson style.

Post # 26
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

haha… my gut response was: MY WEDDING!!

I really wish I could have afforded the venue of my dreams.  It has a 50K minimum price tag on it (that’s just for reception related things) and there’s no way I could afford (or be willing to spend) that much for a one-day party. 

Post # 27
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

A wedding coordinator, hands down.  Between my stressful job and wedding planning I am going crazy.  I wish I could have someone else tackle all the wedding stuff so all I had to do was pick which entree I liked or which tone of pink I preferred.

Post # 28
11812 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

You can definitely do it for less than $1000!  We did ours for the price of the fabric backdrop and a chalkboard I bought at Goodwill!  But we did have an awesome couple of friends who set up their digi camera, tripod, and lighting for us.  But seriously, you don’t even have to be that fancy with it!  Just a tripod and a good ole point and shoot would work.

To answer your question, I wish we had had money for a videographer.

Post # 29
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

A wedding coordinator, an open bar, and a new mothe— nah, never mind.

Post # 30
2342 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

To FLY all our invites to the wedding!!  We invited close family and friends and realize not all of them will be able to share the special day with us due to finances!  I wish I was made of money! 

Post # 31
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@jingle – that’s EXACTLY what I wish for too. 🙁

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