(Closed) What wedding dream did you let go?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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962 posts
Busy bee

chivari chairs- my parents think they are nuts and I can’t afford them. :(. I got almost everything else that I wanted, but I’m still upset about the chairs. Wow. I sound spoiled as I type this up. Who knew that one girl could be so upset about chairs?

Post # 4
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478 posts
Helper bee

I gave up my wish to have it in a beautiful outdoor setting.  It just was not feasible at the cost and distance and time we had available to us for planning, and I was not willing to postpone the wedding to have the venue I really wanted.

Post # 5
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948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Getting married at the Field Museum (there’s a T-Rex in the room!!) – turns out its $17,000 just to rent the site (not including food, drinks, ANYTHING)

Post # 6
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Photobooth. I would really try to do it if I had to all over again. I didn’t feel like I got enough guest photos.

Post # 7
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2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@jackndiane:  if it helps, they are super uncomfortable….

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A limo to travel in.

 

For one thing, we don’t have the money. But at the same time, it wouldn’t make sense. We are getting married in a fairly rural area, and we would have to rent the limo from Buffalo (which is 2 hrs away from our wedding site).

So instead we will be using our cute little blue Honda Civic.

Post # 9
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48 posts
Newbee

Having a butterfly release, as silly as it sounds. I realized the end of March might be too cold for them and I would be mortified if they all died right then and there… haha.

Post # 10
Hostess
11328 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I let go of an outside wedding with a marquee, as absolutely no guarantee with the British weather, plus the cost was rising

Post # 11
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

wearing a red wedding dress. my mother talked me out of it and, besides, there is literally no place within fifty miles that has any to try on to see how it would look. i am very nervous about buying one online without actually trying it on…so was stuck either way. sorry for the odd typing, my phone wont let me capitilize any letters or get to my punctuation keys lol

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

having Lots and Lots of flowers. Just too much money for something that will die 🙁 We’re doing a pretty minimal approach for the reception, but going all out with my bouquet. I feel like I’m making up for the reception with that. Also I really wish I could have a live band for the reception and more than just a pianist/organist and a cantor for the ceremony (be nice to have a flute and other instruments). But alas that costs money too. *sigh*

Post # 13
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352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wanted an outdoor, fall wedding.  I got married in the spring in a church 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Limosine to leave in. I’m still sad about this. It was the only thing I’d imagined consistently my whole life when I thought “what will I do if I ever get married?” Not a stretch limo, but a nice, chauffered car. 

Nope.

The least expensive we could find was $100/hr, and you have to pay for a minimum of one hour. We needed a ride home from the venue that is exactly 2 miles away (6 minutes according to Google maps). We were on a super-tight budget, and simply couldn’t conscience $100 for a 6 minute ride. 

So we used a local cab company. $5. The cab driver was great – he loved that he was our getaway car from our wedding. It wasn’t the same at all, but it was okay. But we didn’t bother doing a big getaway thing anyway because we stayed pretty late having fun with friends, and there was no point in pictures or anything.

My dream of a picture of us leaving in a limo will have to go unfilled.

boo. 🙁

Post # 15
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929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

having a raw bar. Way too much money for it only being available for an hour

Post # 16
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Leaving for our honeymoon 4 hours earlier. I can’t justify the additional $200 in car rental fees because they aren’t open on weekends for 4 hours.

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