(Closed) Went cheap, but now you regret it?

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 3
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

*raises hand* I went with a cheap photographer and regret it… It could have been ok, but she does minimal post processing, and that’s often where the photos start to become more than a photo. I probably could have done just as well, if not better, than her if I hadn’t been the one in the wedding dress as well lol I mean, she wasn’t horrible, and she was really great to work with, but most of the photos just didn’t wow me.

Post # 4
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t go cheap just to go cheap, but for in this (only) example I can think of — we drove in our cupcakes and made giant cupcakes with Wilton molds. I wish we’d just hired that out. It wasn’t worth the stress and even our bakery cupcakes were kind of smushed from the drive. Now I look at “real” wedding cakes and love them. Luckily our photographer got a good angle on our giant cupcakes!

Post # 5
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Wish I’d invested a little more in flowers (not florist… LOVED my florist)! Wish I’d asked her to do more lush flowers and paid a bit extra for more!

Post # 6
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

In the construction industry there is a often a rule that you don’t hire the lowest bidder, you go with the second-lowest. This is because often the lowest bidder has made a mistake or forgotten to include something, and you will end up regretting it. So we tried to do this with our vendors and we were very pleased with all of them.

Post # 8
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I went dirt cheap on a lot of things but I didn’t regret it. I wish I’d made slightly fancier invitations, but honestly, they were fine just as is. It’s just that now I see all these amazing DIY save the dates and adorable things. But I couldn’t have made them all all by myself either!

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