(Closed) What is your biggest wedding splurge?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

so far my dress.  I was hoping to get one for $500ish.  But I broke the golden rule and tried on gowns out of my price range and fell in love with a 1500 dress.  Oh well.  I keep telling myself i never had prom or homecoming dresses, so this is just all those rolled into a “super” dress and I deserve it, haha.

Post # 4
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

If we end up being able to afford it, our photography will be our biggest splurge.. but at about 4k it isn’t looking very promising. 🙁

Post # 5
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014


Agreed…photographer…I fell in love with ours! We haven’t had our session yet. However you can view her work!


we are doing rustic/country and elegant so she was perfect for this!

Post # 6
1747 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The venue (which includes the catering). God, that number makes me want to barf.

Post # 7
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Mine is venue as well with food.  Food is definitely the budget breaker…

Post # 8
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We were planning on photography being that splurge — their base price is $5,500! But now, we’re thinking of going with a different (and much more affordable) photographer and allocating some of those funds towards more flowers and purchasing hair/makeup for all my bridesmaids! 

Post # 9
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Venue ($3,000) it’s both ceremony and reception, includes a coordinator, and we get to have bridal portraits taken at Fallingwater.

We were trying to skimp on everything else, so our photog felt like a splure too, but at $2100 including taxes, digital images, 2n shooter, 8 hours, engagement session/pics and the fact that she’s freakin AWESOME, she wasnt really all that pricey.

Post # 10
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Definitely the venue.  I know it’s supposed to be the biggest part of your budget anyways, but ours will end up being 65-75% of our total spending.  

Post # 11
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our photographer was definitely the biggest “for me” splurge at our wedding as well.  $3000 of a $15,000 budget.

Post # 12
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The catering. Looks like it will be 50% of our budget to wine and dine everyone.

Post # 13
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My wedding planner for sure, $3800

Post # 14
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Roe: Your venue is Fallingwater? That’s awesome! I had no idea people could even do that. I’m so jealous!

Post # 15
1088 posts
Bumble bee

so far my dress

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