Post # 1
What is something that is completely unnecessary for your wedding that you are currently budgeting for?
My cousin owns an amazing company that makes chocolate cake balls. They are delicious and look so elegant! Usually they are 12 balls for $15. But, with a family & bulk rate, they’re only 0.65 each for 300 balls! Which comes to just under $200. I really would love to have these on our cake table as they’re gorgeous and soo tasty. But they’re also unnecessary.
Another something I want to buy is a satin black Victoria’s Secret “Bride” robe from E-bay! This would be used for the morning of the wedding in the hotel room for some getting ready photos, probably.
And one last unnecessary item is water bottle labels for water bottles at our outdoor ceremony next June. But, again, I have my connections and although the water bottle labels are only 0.48/ea on the website, I will get them 1/2 that price! Go me! Lol. Gotta love having a cousin in the wedding industry.
Post # 4
having our professional photographer at the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner has been our biggest unnecessary splurge. our rehearsal dinner is HUGE (about 60% of our guests), and it’s at a super nice place, so we wanted it captured properly.
Post # 5
I’d say our photog is kind of unnecessary. I think having SOME photographer there is necessary but we could capture the day spending half as much. Also our venue is kind of unnecessary. We could’ve spent less on a more boring place. I guess I don’t think we have a lot of unnecessary stuff… but we could’ve scaled back the cost of some of the things we’re having.
Post # 6
I’m with corgitales, we don’t have a lot of unnecessary stuff but could’ve done somethings cheaper, mainly the venue and catering at this point and I’m going to try to spend less on other things.
I guess a pianist is not really needed but we wanted there to be piano music during cocktail hour and dinner, we are hoping to get a friend of a friend to do it so we shouldn’t have to pay too much.
Post # 7
We don’t really have anything unnecessary–ah, the joys of being poor. I guess our photographer, even at $600, is unecessary–FMIL wants to shoot the whole thing herself, but I refuse to let her do that.
Post # 8
This might sound random, but right now my random thing I don’t need is a dance floor 🙂 The dance portion of the reception is outdoors and its on a brick patio…technically we don’t need a wood dance floor, but I really want one!
Post # 9
I think (sadly for my wallet) that all those “extras” are what makes a wedding memorable!!!! Every wedding has a venue/food/dress/flowers/photographer…but does every wedding have CHOCOLATE CAKE BALLS???? no way — that’s what I would remember about your wedding :-). sounds AMAZING!!
Post # 10
@futuremrscrawford: eh.. i think that is true only to an extent. I went to my brother’s wedding this weekend and what I will NEVER forget about their wedding is my brother crying when my SIL came down the aisle. Everything else kind of pales in comparison. And its free. 🙂
Post # 11
@futuremrscrawford:Yeah, I do kind of agree with that to an extent. A wedding I went to 4yrs ago (I typed “4 hrs ago” at first lol d’oh) sticks out in my mind because they had a chocolate fountain with cut up strawberries on toothpicks. *drool* It was delish!
My cousins wedding sticks out in my mind because their ceremony music was instrumental tunes from Star Wars lol.
Post # 12
i have to go with transportation. we could just as easily drive ourselves but it would be nice to not worry about it.