(Closed) Should I settle and save money or spend more for what I like the best?

posted 5 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It may seem prudent to compromise and go for the cheaper venue, but personally, I’d splurge. This is a once-in-your-life event that you’ve probably been dreaming of for a long time. I don’t mean to give bad financial advice and I don’t know what your budget or financial situation is, but if there’s any way to swing that extra grand – I think in the long run it would be totally worth it! Your wedding isn’t for another year, so if you save about $100 a month (that’s only $25 a week – skip some lattes, do your own nails, whatever) you’ll have that extra 1k. One thing to consider though, are you happy with the choice of vendors they provide? Other than that, I say go for it! Years from now I’d personally be more likely to regret not getting married at my perfect venue than saving $100/month. 


Post # 4
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think if you can make the more expensive venue fit your budget you should use that.

Post # 5
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Is the venue a priority for you?  History and architecture are important to Darling Husband and I so the venues were our #1 priority.  If music, food, or other things are more important, they can happen anywhere so you should get the cheaper option.  If venue is a big deal to you, the more expensive venue is totally worth it.

Post # 6
9552 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’d go with the first one. It’s a lot cheaper and you’ll save a ton if you can bring your own liquor. And it sounds like it has everything you want, just not the absolute best. Nobody will be sitting at your wedding thinking, gee this would be so much nicer if she had a prettier tree…

Post # 7
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Which one has the better back-up/rain plan?

Post # 8
9917 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

You need to have all the information before you decide.  What would you need to rent for the $1300 space?  How much would that cost?  What would be the total cost of renting the space in the end?  Then do the same thing for the other venue.

Those are both cheap compared to places I looked at in New Husband, by the way — one was $1000 an hour with a minimum four hour rental time…!  JUST FOR THE SPACE.

Post # 9
14413 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Depends on how much difference the caterer is and the alcohol situation.  Just the rental fee diff of about 1k doesn’t sound that bad.  If that’s the only diff, or even up to 5k diff, I think it’s worth the splurge.  Anymore than that, and I’d have to really think about it.

Post # 10
2343 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

after the wedding i realised how glad i was to have spent and got what i wanted. its not worth it! get what u want

Post # 11
12249 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It depends on your budget! If you’re a 5k bride, I’d go the cheaper one. If you’re a 15k+ bride, I would splurge!

Post # 13
2409 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you love it and it is your dream venue, I say splurge. The gardens sound gorgeous 🙂 You might regret it if you don’t

Post # 14
1497 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If it’s in your budget, go with the one you love.

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