(Closed) What I buy/do for my wedding if…

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

1. Not cut my guest list down so much

2. pay for my bridesmaids dresses/ hair/ makeup

3. get professional invites instead of making my own

4. have the centerpieces made instead of doing my own

5. be able to afford a nice honeymoon

Post # 4
1841 posts
Buzzing bee

1. buy a dress that fit me instead of re-making one my self 

2. buy fancy bottles of soda (jones soda) in our colours

3. have a real cake (that I am not making the night before)

4. Have real flowers

5. have a honeymoon. 

Post # 5
2450 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

if i had the money….

1. add a park photo shoot

2. add a few more hours to my photography package so i can have getting ready photos

3. add another limo

4. have my hair and makeup professionally done

5. add a dessert party reception

Post # 6
1038 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1.  Have the photographer already included in my beach wedding package stay and take pics of the reception(a good friend who is amateur photographer is doing our reception pics, the pro photographer is just getting ceremony, wedding party, and sunset pics of us on the beach after ceremony)

2.  Rent a huge house on the beach and have wedding and reception there.

3.  Have a longer honeymoon.  We are planning on 7 days in Costa Rica, but 2 weeks would be awesome.

Post # 7
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1. Open bar

2. Fancy shoes

3. Honeymoon

4. Limo

5. Hotel for day of/night of



Post # 8
13888 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

(1) Pay for hotel rooms for Out of Town guests
(2) Extend photography package
(3) Have a full dessert bar (think Vieneese Hour)
(4) Welcome Dinner

Post # 9
4108 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

1. Have a Destination Wedding in Hawaii & fly everyone there.

2. Have a rediculous amount of tropical flowers for ceremony decor.

3. Do a trash the dress shoot.

4. Take a very long European honeymoon.

5. Better gifts for guests.

Post # 10
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

  1. Hire a wedding planner!!!
  2. Have floral centerpieces
  3. Pay for my bridesmaids dresses or their hair & makeup costs
  4. Althought I LOVE my photographer there was one I loved more, I would have booked them but they were over our budget
  5. Have a better honeymoon, I love ours but Bora Bora or a swanky resort in Thailand would have been my choice.

Post # 11
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

1) Extend our photography package with more getting ready shots and and e-session.

2) Have a real florist do our centerpieces and walking flowers instead of me doing them the day before.

3) Fancy-pants invitations instead of ones FI’s grandmother is making for us.

4) Reception dress!!! (that’s mostly just me being a brat though. 🙂 )

5) Honeymoon immediately after, instead of waiting and saving money and doing it in 6 months or a year.


Honestly, though, I am happy with what we’ve chosen. We are on a tight budget even with a generous gift from my parents (it is INSANE how much stuff costs!) but we’re going to get married, and then we’re going to have a fun party. That’s really what we wanted. Now if we didn’t have to follow ettiquette roles and could invite more friends and only the family I really care to see, that would be a different story….

Post # 12
1963 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I am pretty much having the wedding I want. But if I had unlimited funds I would just pay for all my guests to go to Mexico. 

Post # 13
4673 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

1) get the beef tips instead of the swiss steak

2) get warm appetizers instead of cheese and fruit plates 

3) open bar- get the beer choices we want!

4) get a designer dress or be able to spend more on a dress

Post # 14
1402 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hire a wedding planner for a Destination Wedding in Hawaii and fly out/pay for family that wouldn’t be able afford to come otherwise.

Post # 15
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

1. Limo

2. I’d like to have a brunch the day after for all my out of town family

3. Upgrade to filet for dinner

Post # 16
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

2 week Honeymoon in Europe.

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