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

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 46
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773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens

Jewelry – I fell in love with a necklace at Nordstrom but balked at the cost. I spent probably 30-40 hours looking around online trying to find something like it (and even came across several that were close enough, and got to the point of ordering them off etsy, only to find out they were sold out and the shop couldn’t make any more). Found something that I thought would work on another site and ordered the matching set. It didn’t work, and they didn’t allow returns. I ended up splurging on the Nordstrom necklace in the end, and I loved it! But, that was about $250 in jewelry that I didn’t wear. *sigh* I also made signs that didn’t get put out (reserved seating, bathroom baskets, stuff like that). No one’s fault but my own! Ultimately, no one missed the signs AT ALL, and people know not to sit in the front row unless your bridal party or immediate family . . .

Post # 47
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

annb9:  Yeah, thats another one… I had an Embosser Made and I had all these neat ideas on how I would use it after the wedding… NOT…. It did make for some very elegant invitations though. 

Post # 48
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47 posts
Newbee

hyzenthlay:  You’d think your comment would discourage me from this, but it just made me think ” Oh I need to make signs for this…and this …and this”. We never learn!

Post # 50
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419 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I haven’t had my wedding yet (May 2015!) but so far, the thing that “hurt” the most was paying for hair and makeup for my wedding party/MIL/mother. We’re having a destination wedding and wanted to pay for everyone’s hair and makeup for the wedding day. Problem is that makes 8 people in total and it ended up costing $1300 including taxes and a trial for me. For hair. and makeup. Sigh. 

Post # 51
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I ordered my wedding dress online for $300 and of course, I hated it. still trying to sell  the darn thing 🙁

Post # 52
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55 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Maybe not exactly a wedding cost – but it was part of the wedding prep. Went into the city to get our teeth professionally whitened in the morning two days before our wedding, parked in the wrong spot and got my car towed and wasn’t able to collect it until the afternoon. A whole day and $440.00 wasted! I REALLY regret not reading the signage properly… 

Post # 53
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have quite a few of them, probably a good $1000 worth in items that weren’t used, but the most expensive one was uplighting. I bought 16 uplighting cans, lights & color gels for around $400, didn’t have enough outlets in the venue for them so we didn’t use them.

Post # 54
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1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m not married yet, but I regret rushing and buying my black would-be wedding shoes. I ended up finding some sparkly wedges online last month for half the cost that are wayyy more comfy.

Post # 55
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I bought a super cute tiara since my wedding theme is fairytale. I then realized my dress is fairytale but I’m not five and don’t want the tiara. Sooooo… We will use it somewhere as decor or something. It is really beautiful but I’m not wearing it. Stupid accessories!!!

Post # 56
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3199 posts
Sugar bee

Hmmmm I regret the company I went with for the photography. If I had known that they were closing shop the month after the wedding, I would have gone with someone more vested in positive reviews and making the customer happy. I can’t tell you how many pictures were improperly shot, or details that I would expect a photographer to catch! I just expected more professionalism and they really let me down. So I wish I had spent that money elsewhere on a different company.

Otherwise, I wish that I had really worked closer with the caterers. We spent about 40% of the budget on great food (or it was great at the tasting), but was very poorly executed at the reception. Bummer!

Post # 57
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663 posts
Busy bee

I bought 4 different pairs of wedding shoes…I’m not even a shoe person, I’m a total baby and the previous 3 were all too uncomfortable to wear. I finally ended up with these beauties 🙂 and then I went barefoot for the reception, no one had any idea!

Post # 58
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44 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2015

None so far but in sure I’ll have some regrets

Post # 59
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57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Hair and make-up. I could have done it myself and been happier with it. 

But that’s honestly the only thing I have regrets about. 

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