(Closed) Spending as the wedding gets closer

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

As much as I want to do things on the cheap, I’m finding I need to spend more to get what I really want. I was going to try to keep my Vistaprint invitations under $40 but I recently decided that I’ll probably splurge (we’re talking less than $20 more but still!) to get both the invitations and RSVP postcards printed on 100 lb. recycled matte paper. It’s silly little things like that, that I couldn’t justify spending money on when I first started planning but now that the wedding is just a few months away, I’m like, “you know what? I want that and I’m going to get it!”

Post # 4
785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hear you on this one!  We originally budgeted $600 for alcohol at our wedding, and then we realized how ridiculously low that number was.  Now I’m struggling to come to terms with spending about $1000 on alcohol knowing that the bar may end up turning into a cash bar anyway, because even that may not be enough.  😛

We also just moved into our apartment and have been spending quite a bit of money getting new stuff for it.  I’m starting to feel a little queasy at just how much we’ve been spending recently!

Post # 5
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m not even super close to the wedding yet, and I’ve noticed it. At first, I was completely committed to making our own centerpieces cheaply. About a month ago, our venue started offering real touch centerpieces for rental, and I jumped on that like none other even though we had about $50 wrapped up in centerpiece supplies already. 😛 Some things just aren’t worth it.

Post # 8
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It’s so hard to not want to buy things for the wedding. I honestly feel like since I’m getting married, i should just splurge on certain things. I find it very hard becuase I am a very crafty person and have so many things on my mind.

I just spent money on a stamp for the back of our invitations and this morning I wojke and said, “do i really need it” and i told myself immediately ABSOLUTELY.

I say go for it. you can always sell the the stuff you get later on.

Post # 9
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m 3 1/2 months out and all these little things that I wanted to get super cheap (votives, silk floral decorations, etc) I am now letting go of and spending more.  I could have saved myself $60+ on the votives, but I wanted 15 hour and felt it was better to spend more money and get what I really wanted.  How pissed would I be if the 10 hour ones didn’t last?  I was going to “make” my hanging floral garland on fishing wire and instead bought 26 of them (!) at $5 a pop just so it would be done.  haha.  I am banking on being able to resell some of this stuff afterwards but part of me has just stopped caring so much about the deal.  We have the money saved and while I don’t want to waste it needlessly, I am now weighing the time/benefit factor into the equasion.

That being said, I am physically going to Joann Fabrics numerous times a week to buy pillar candles.  I need about 50 and they are cheaper at Joann’s with the 40 or 50% off coupons.  The biggest part of me going in person though is being able to pick out the candle and the color.  I am afraid to order a bunch online and have them be stark white.  So I am dealing with the inconvenience to make sure I get what I want.

Post # 11
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

YES!  I noticed the same thing!  I’m one and a half months away and not only am I spending more money than ever on the wedding (now that I can start ordering things cuz I have a headcount), but I’m also buying clothes for the shower, honeymoon, etc.  I actually opened up a new credit card with an introductory no interest period so I can spend now and worry about it later lol.  Probably not the smartest move but I’m only getting married once!

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