(Closed) What ONE wedding expense do you regret buying the most?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 33
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I regret my wedding planner. She didn’t ‘get’ me or my vision so I feel like I paid someone to butt heads with me and make my wedding a complete disaster because it didn’t reflect me or my husband at all plus she hired some HORRIBLE vendors.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Bump! I’m curious what others would say..

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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Diamond84:  Both.  I figured out with probably about 3 months to go that I would enjoy myself the most if my wedding didn’t have a lot of “moving parts.”  I simplified and it turned out gorgeous.

Post # 34
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Honey bee

It may end up being a professional videographer, due to the father of the groom insisting he would do his own videography; he didn’t care if we requested it be an unplugged ceremony. We paid for all of the wedding costs. He stood off to the side, and didn’t even sit with his wife, in the first row; he didn’t trust the professional, to give him what he wanted. I even asked him “do you expect me to pay thousands more, to get you edited-out of the photography and videography,”: and he said YES! you may have to pay thousands more, because I raised my son, blah-blah – blah! Honestly, I thought my huband would hit him, with his cane, he was so furious. His arrogance certainly ruined the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, for us. ARRRGGGHHH!!!

Post # 35
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Blushing bee

I haven’t had my wedding yet (36 days!! Eeee!!) but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be my veil and the belt I purchased. I’m 99% I won’t be wearing them after all 🙁

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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Diamond84:  I spent 134 dollars on a reception dress (got it on sale for a good deal) that I dont think im even going to wear! and on top of that i spent an additional 80 dollars in alterations for it lol

MISTAKE!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

bump!

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought a paper punch that I thought I would use with invitations, but it turned out that the invitations totally didn’t work with it, so it never got used. It was only ~$15, but still. It annoyed me. Also, a bunch of ribbon that we didn’t end up using. 

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I regret spending money on my shoes, they were not super expensive and they were beautiful but they got ruined and i’ll never be able to wear them again 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I regret spending money on a big limo. I was fine with the bridal party using cabs to get to the venue since everything was in the city only a 20 min drive. It would’ve cost us about $150 for all the cabs whereas the limo was like $700. But we got pressure from family to use the limo to pick up guests and one of my bridesmaids was all snobby about the idea of taking a cab so I gave in. Not that it was a big deal or anything I just don’t think the convenience or fun of the limo was really worth it. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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JenGirl:  I so agree, it is a year and a month later and my paper punch, paper cutter and some of the expensive paper I purchased to print menus are all still in their original packing. 

 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We grossly over ordered on certain things: invitations, and the take out boxes for the desserts.  That’s the only regret.

Post # 43
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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creeative1:  Yeah, that’s how DIY can go wrong. But it doesn’t sound like either of us did too bad. I hear about brides who gets tons of DIY stuff before they pick a venue or season or something and then everything changes and there’s just tons of supplies they don’t use! 

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loudsilence99:  Oh my goodness, how did I not think of that! We are still going through left over plastic cups (tall and short) and plastic forks/knives. And I was married over a year ago. We did finally use all the extra plastic plates, but we just ridiculously too many cups. I thought people would get a new cup every time they went to the bar and apparently my friends/family are more eco-concious than I thought because we didn’t go through half of what I bought.

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I bought one of those custom stamps to use for our return addresses on our STDs..and then didn’t use it. It was like $35, too!

Oh, well. If that’s the biggest thing I end up regretting, I’m fine with that. There’s still time, though..

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our video. I genuinely haven’t watched it once, and the bits I’ve seen weren’t what I wanted anyway. So yeah that was £500 down the drain pretty much.

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