(Closed) What did your FI consider a waste of money?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 32
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Sugar bee

Chivari chairs, favors 

 

Post # 33
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65 posts
Worker bee

chair covers, moss covered letters, his groomsmen’s gifts (keeps saying they are simple and not to spend money on them lol!)

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@VegasSukie: Haha… it’s funny you mention those items… we aren’t having favors, or a cocktail hour, or a DJ (yes we’re using a laptop!). And our centerpieces will be origami flowers, lol.

Until we met with our photographer, Fiance kept saying we could just have a friend take pictures. But once he saw our photog’s portfolio he was more in love with her work than me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

mine was the opposite. he was like, well we’ve already spent so much, another $500 is not going to make a difference.  so instead, I was the one who had to make sure spending did not get out of control so we wouldn’t go overboard. 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Mine also thought photography was a waste of money.  We got a quote of $500 from a great photographer.  My Fiance decided to ask his photographer cousin instead and she quoted him $1400.  Huge reality check for him!

What else……rehearsal dinner, engagement photos, gifts for the bridal party.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Videographer and my $275 bouquet.

Post # 38
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Busy Beekeeper

he thought some of the smaller things were a big waste of money, like personalized water bottles and napkins.  he generally thought a lot of things were un-necessary, but not necessarily a waste of money – if that makes sense.  like i told him we were not getting a photographer because we can’t afford it, he would have had no problem!

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

My Fiance considers EVERYTHING to be a waste of money.  The whole wedding, in general, is one big waste of money.  The venue was a waste of money, the food is a waste of money, the candy buffet is a waste of money, it never ends!

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I considered favors to be bad for the environment (too much packaging) and a waste of time to put together, but money wasn’t a factor. I just didn’t want to do it!

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

He frowns everytime I mention favors, we decided we don’t want a cake and he says chivari chairs are unconfortable and not woth the money.

We are also not getting wedding bands, it’ll of course save a lot of money but the main reason’s that he’ll never wear his’ and I don’t one one if he doesn’t have one too.

Post # 42
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Busy Beekeeper

Anything that comes after the ring(s) and the wedding license. LOL. He doesn’t get all the pomp and cirumstance he just wants to be married (he’s fine with city hall) or something intimate with just the two of us. He thinks weddings  overall are pretty much a waste of money. Ultimately, he’s leaving most of the plans up to me. I must say as more times passes, I’m starting to agree with him in many aspects.

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Invitations (about $500) and my accesories (about $650)… i was suprised how much he thought everything else was very neessary and was happy to agree to costs ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 45
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

he totally said no to a backup photographer.  i want one so we get a “second” angle of the wedding.  i haven’t given up yet though.  i will conquer. Innocent

Post # 46
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Smith12: Same.

HE is the one wanting to spend all this money, and I’m the one that is saying “No. It’s just one day.” LOL. It’s always funny to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ He wants to “upgrade” just about everything. “We could do 4 tiers instead of 3.” “How about ______?” No.

He did get kind of floored when I told him how much my dress was, poor guy. But he got over it. ๐Ÿ™‚ And he won’t even care once he sees how AMAZING it is. Lol.

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