(Closed) What kind of wedding would you have if you won the lottery?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d have the same one, I’d just have it whenever I wanted it.  We both feel it’s a waste to cut down or not have things we want at our wedding just to save cash – the point of a wedding to us is to have a perfect day we can enjoy, not to host a tired tradition as cheaply as possible.  That’s why we haven’t settled our date 100% yet, because we don’t want to commit money we don’t know we’ll have, but we don’t want to cut corners either.  If it wasn’t exactly the way we wanted it, we wouldn’t do it at all, lottery or not.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If i won the lottery I would probably have my wedding in a nice venue, have my dream dress with all of the perfect accessories, do the food differently, have a dj, spend the night before in a hotel with my bridesmaids, have an awesome car to drive away in, have awesome decorations and the best photographer, I would pay for all of my bridesmaids attire and take them out to a spa before the wedding, buy the groomsmen tuxes… and the list could go on lol 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Lord  I feel like such a bridezilla but my sweet Fiance and I were talking about this and we would not change a thing – this is our dream and we love everything we are doing.

We are an encore couple and both had horrible marriages and want this wedding to set the tone for our very special life together – our life and our future is a gift we did not expect.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@rampagingcoconut: Oh, I completely get what you mean.  I wasn’t postulating at all about how “my wedding is going to be gooooorgeous no matter what, or I’m not doing it *pout pout*”.  πŸ™‚  I just meant that we are going to get the things we want the way we want them – sometimes that will mean more expensive things, and sometimes it will mean cheaper things (we’re not the type to go with the more expensive thing just because a higher cost must mean it’s better, that’s bullshit).  For example, the photographer we like is a lot cheaper than I expected, but my dress will probably be more.  Whichever.  The point is, we want it to be *right* or we’d rather not do it at all.  Unfortunately, that means saving up a little longer than we’d like, but for us that’s better than doing anything less than our dream.

It just bugs me when some people settle for china or linens they don’t really care for just because it’s a bit cheaper (a *bit*, if it were a drastic difference, I’d understand).  You’re already spending all that money on one silly party, it’s important to remember WHY you’re doing it.  What’s the point of spending $10,000 if it could be just that much more perfect with $10,100?  (Lol – I also got the moonroof and cruise control in my car – when you’re spending that much already, an extra $1,000 kind of seems like a moot point.)  That’s just how we are though, I understand why others don’t agree with us.  And in situations like yours where you just don’t have the time to save up lottery-style wedding cash, it’s more than understandable.  The best thing about weddings is, they always turn out perfect, no matter what you think your “dream” would be.  πŸ™‚

PS: My brother is military also, just wanted to give you a *hugs* for that!  πŸ™‚  I’m sorry that your brothers won’t be able to be there – that’s a concern for me right now, that my brother might get deployed or something and not be here…

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cyndistar3: Indeed!  I know he mostly signed up to wear a uniform and shoot things (or so he says, I’m sure there’s an honourable, responsible boy in him somewhere that he doesn’t want to admit to) but I’m so proud of him!  Also, I rule the playground now, because “my dad is bigger than your dad” just doesn’t hold up against “oh yeah, well my brother drives a TANK!”  >:D

Post # 10
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3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@deliciousappleblue: That is a totally legit reason to join the military. what branch? and I bet you don’t get picked on much huh? LOL 

Post # 11
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’d have the same one except at the location I really wanted at the beginning, but thier minimum was $20k!

Post # 12
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cyndistar3: He’s Canadian Forces, armoured crew (tanks, like I said, which is frigging awesome), so I doubt you’d know it.  And no – but I never did anyway.  I’m the scary one.  πŸ˜‰

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@deliciousappleblue: I haven’t been to Canada yet! I hope I can go sometime in the near future though. my Future Father-In-Law is from there and his brothers/ mom come down from there all the time. I was always the “scary” one because I was always so quiet… LOL

Post # 14
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677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d have the wedding we’re having now but "done up" a bit more – full bar rather than limited, more food options, buy my girls dresses for them – things like that!

Post # 15
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just showed Fiance this posted and he said “Oh, this is the question you thought about it a lot” hehehe. Assuming I won a HUGE HUGE jackpot…

I would want to have my wedding at Versaille. Hire a wedding planner . Fly in most of our guests and provide room and board. Have multiple days event and wear different wedding gowns. I like several wedding gowns, but I had to pick one, this is the opportunity to wear them all. Hehehe.

Post # 16
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cyndistar3: Canada rocks, man.  Definitely do it!

@cutexkitty: I guess that is the one thing I would change.  We have a lot of out-of-town guests – I’d like to fly and hotel them all, but we won’t be able to afford that.

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