(Closed) Take the money and run?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Which would you choose?
    Keep planning the large reception. : (21 votes)
    27 %
    Opt for the small backyard affair. : (56 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would do the courthouse/backyard celebration with a few people. If you want small, then keep it small, people will understand!

    Post # 4
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    2889 posts
    Sugar bee

    I would do the backyard reception and take the $$ in a situation where money is tight and a backyard is on offer. Can you use the cash for a honeymoon? I think I would try to swing that.

    Post # 5
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    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I am having a small wedding and would jump at the opportunity to have what your parents offered.

    Post # 7
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    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think as long as your mom and step-dad are okay with the majority of it being used elsewhere then you should definitely do your “Just Married” party the way you’d really like it and have the backyard party.

    Post # 8
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    14554 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I probably would.. But I dontunderstand, if the money was saved for your wedding, why would it be given only if you forgo the larger reception?

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @LindsayMaree:  Then I say you should most definitely go with what you two would much rather have, and much more practical since that’s what you need. It actually sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun.

    Post # 11
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My parents offered up the full wedding budget to us and said if we elope we could still have the money to go on a big trip. At the time I wanted a wedding. Now, with 3 months to go and LOTS of stressful moments I wish I’d taken the money and eloped to the beach!!

    Post # 12
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    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think you shoul take the money and do the small party at your parents house. It sounds like you two could really use that money.

    Post # 13
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    $2800 for a reception at a hall sounds like a bargain and I think you’d end up spending way more in the long run! The backyard party sounds a lot more like your style anyway!

    Post # 14
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would definitely take the money. I’ve found that people rarely regret being practical, but people regret not being practical all the time. 

    Post # 16
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    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    To me it is not about the money it is about what you want!

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