(Closed) What is your most IRRITATING wedding expenditure?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 46
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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girlfromgalax:  thisssss tents are ridiculously expensive

Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Our reception area was a semi-permanent tent on a blue stone patio. When we toured the venue they had beautiful white drapery on the ‘ceiling’ of the tent (because it’s semi permanent, under the draping is like sheet metal and bars). The whole look was beautiful with the draping and we booked the venue at the per-head cost (which was $89… very cheap for my area!). It was 2 WEEKS before the wedding when the venue coordinator emailed me saying “Are you adding the draping to the ceiling of the tent? It’s an additional $1,000). WHAT?! Why were we never told this during the entire YEAR we had the venue booked? I was willing to go without it out of sheer principle (they had 3 WEDDINGS that weekend, why couldn’t they just put it up and leave it up all weekend instead of charging us each individually?). My mom insisted on having it so she shelled out the additional money.

Also, just the fact that everything is jacked up for a wedding. We initially asked a DJ for pricing saying it was a ‘family reunion’ and he gave us a decent price. Somehow, during the process we slipped that it was our wedding and he came back with almost twice the original amount. We went with a different DJ…

Other than that, we found really good prices on vendors for our area and their quality of service but it was still outrageous.

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee

Vendor meals kind of get me. No one buys me a meal when I go to work.  For as much as you pay for their service, you would think they could eat before they come, and bring a snack. I get it’s a long day, but it’s a bit much. 2 photographers, DJ, videographer, florist…. almost a full table of people I’m already paying to be there!!

Post # 49
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

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italianbride0508:  I’d hoped for a concession on the pricing for vendor meals, but nope…it’s the same cost per head. 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee

I’ve noticed a lot of services that normally are affordable suddenly become ridiculous when they find out they’re contracted for a wedding. That would be fine if the quality of the service is different, but it’s not!! Ex: makeup, hair, limo service, etc. It’s so irritating and they’re obviously trying to cash in on an already expensive venture.

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee

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busy3bee:  RIGHT! I have to pay you to come, tip you, and buy you an expensive dinner. AND our venue is requiring we include them in the bar headcount too, even though they should NOT be drinking! Why!?

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Flowers. $3500 for something that will die in a day? Kill me

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