(Closed) what do you regret spending money on?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not married yet, but I’m sort of starting to regret paying someone else to do my cupcakes/mini-cake. I could have done it myself so easily, but I know my mother would have flipped her lid if I told her I was going to do it. Maybe it’s worth the $350 to avoid that situation altogther 😉

Post # 4
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

i don’t regret any of it. we spent WAY more than i would have liked, but we did it all for a reason. the wedding was beautiful and amazing, and i wouldn’t change it for the world.

Post # 5
1023 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really don’t regret anything. We did our best to not waste. Don’t buy or put a deposit on something unless you have truly, firmly made a decision. For example, all centerpieces were plants that family and friends took home with them. Most of the other stuff I had to buy and knew no one would end up taking I bought on the cheap so I wouldn’t be upset dropping it off at Goodwill or picked stuff I would use if I wanted to keep it. We designed our invites and had them printed by Zazzle. My Gma and mom made our cheesecakes so the only cost there was the materials. I guess I’m not a great person to ask because we had a tiny budget anyway so every decision had to be worth it.

Oh, I guess on thing I regret that didn’t cost me too much, but took up a lot of my time…I made ribbon flower bouts and wristlets that we didn’t even wear! So don’t do a time involved project unless you really want the product!

Post # 6
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I regret doing Save-the-Dates.  They were cheap from Vistaprint but I wish I didn’t waste my time and money on them.  It was probably $100 for the product plus stamps.  And now we can’t cut the guest list, and since all these people are “saving the date” for us, we’re pretty sure we won’t get a lot of regrets.

Oh well.  You live and you learn.

Post # 7
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I regret buying a pair of white shoes for the ceremony.  They hurt my feet so bad I took them off immediately afterwards, and changed into a pair of purple shoes I already had.  In hindsight, the purple looked better, and I spend $70 on a pair of shoes I wore for 30 minutes and will never wear again.

Spending $1200 on floral centerpieces probably wasn’t necessary either, but I loved how they looked and really wanted flowers on every table.

Post # 8
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The only thing I regret is buying a veil really early on.  I was obsessed with a certain birdcage veil, and had an Etsy vendor make one for me for $100 (retail is $400+).  But I soon decided that it was too “different” and I wanted something more classic.  I never wore the veil or the hairpiece (totally forgot it in my hotel suite)!  Frown

Post # 9
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Luckily all my regrets were quickly addressed. We booked a caterer over a year ago and I regretted it from day one, but she was my mom’s friend and my parents are paying, so I let them choose whoever they wanted. Well it turns out she wasn’t so friendly while planning the menu, so she finally ticked my parents off enough they told me to go elsewhere. Yay! Similar situation with the bartender, so he is finally gone!

Also I didn’t like the idea of wasting money on toasting glasses or the cake/knife serving set. I was thinking I wouldn’t spend more than $10 for all of that since I planned on trashing it afterwards. Well, I ended up finding a knife/cake serving set that matched my FI’s inherited sterling collection and I was digging through our storage unit and found my inherited set of crystal…which has those old-style champagne glasses (not the flutes). So, we bought the sterling set to add to our collection and are just using a couple of my crystal glasses. I feel WAY better about it now!

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