Post # 1
Curious to know what others splurged on.
Mine was photography. I fell in love with my photographer’s work. Photography is very important to me and my fiance, so we booked her! The cost is quadupale what we budgeted for the photography. A big splurge, I know, but totally worth it!
Post # 3
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
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
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
The venue (which includes the catering). God, that number makes me want to barf.
Post # 7
Mine is venue as well with food. Food is definitely the budget breaker…
Post # 8
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
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
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
Our photographer was definitely the biggest “for me” splurge at our wedding as well. $3000 of a $15,000 budget.
Post # 12
The catering. Looks like it will be 50% of our budget to wine and dine everyone.
Post # 13
My wedding planner for sure, $3800
Post # 14
@Roe: Your venue is Fallingwater? That’s awesome! I had no idea people could even do that. I’m so jealous!
Post # 16
I’m so glad I’m not alone in splurging! It sounds like everyone is really happy with their splurges! 🙂