(Closed) What’s something you bought you loved, glad you did, or wished you did?

posted 8 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I bought my shoes before I bought my dress πŸ™‚ I splurged too, and I can’t wait to wear them later this month.

Things I bought early on: engraved toasting flutes πŸ™‚ I am glad I did too.  Now that we are so close, every penny we have is going toward the big picture.  It is nice to have a little something frivilous!

Post # 4
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought a ton of stuff at the christmas and after christmas sales.   One of our colors is platinum/gray so it was easy to utilize alot of what was left out there. (Especially votive candles and the like)

Post # 5
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1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I bought a bouquet charm– it’s a little elephant. My grandmother, who I was very close to, collected elephant figurines and unfortunately she passed away in 2007. I will be happy to have a little something to keep her on my mind on that day. Also, it was only $11 including shipping, and when I received it, the vendor also sent a little necklace with an old fashioned key as the charm, for free as a thank you. I like it a lot, so that made the purchase extra awesome! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I made a list of all my DIY projects and all the materials I would need and bought them bit by bit from michaels with the 40% off and 50% coupons.

I also bought my crinolin before I bought my dress. I had already tried the dress on and knew I needed a mermaid crinoline. I got to try my dress on with my crinoline before buying it and that was great!

Post # 7
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

One of my bigger totally unnecessary splurges was on my caketopper.  I seriously love it…and it was seriously unnecessary.  But I think it’s important to inject parts of yourselves into your wedding wherever you can.  And I think personalized cake toppers make great keepsakes.

One of the things I wish I had bought was some kind of props for our bridal party pictures.  I like a lot of them…but in most of them we aren’t doing anything.  Just smiling, laughing, etc.  I think it would have been fun to have parasols, matching glasses, something you can give to your party that you can then utilize in pictures.  Also, something I forgot to do was remind my photog to take pictures of all the little details I had.  I gifted my groom personalized cufflinks and totally forgot to tell the photog that.  I hope you think of something you can splurge on…I love details!!

Post # 9
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1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Miss Britt: Oh, personal cufflinks for the groomsmen? Good idea. Mind sharing where you purchased those?

Post # 11
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5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@brooch – I ordered ours from Things Remembered. I really like them.  If you google “coupon codes” I found a 25% coupon to use.  I think I paid around $70 for them.  They turned out really well.  If you decide to order, I can send you a picture of ours so you can see!

Our wedding is on New Year’s Eve, so I am hoping we can toast at midnight every year with them πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I splurged on our handpainted parasols and they seriously made our photos soooo pretty!  We also bought sunglasses (really cheapo ones) for everyone and again… loved how they looked in the photos.

Post # 14
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I bought a locket/brooch to put on my bouquet for photos of my grandmothers. One passed away shortly after we were engaged, and the other is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s so she couldn’t come to the wedding. I just got the photos from our photographer tonight and the shot of the locket made me cry. It was just too perfect. I think the locket cost me $40 which is more than I wanted to spend, but I’m so happy I did.

The locket is vintage WWII and it belonged to someone in the French airforce. My grandmother (the one with Alzheimer’s) was in the British airforce in WWII so I like the touch with the airforce, and the blue stone on the front stood in for my “something blue”.

 

 

Post # 15
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I also bought my reception dress and so glad I did as it was an out of production sample and it fit perfectly. 

You might look at the Christmas cocktail dress sales.  You might be able to pick up a cute bridal shower dress or something cute for the rehersal or your going away outfit (if you are having one) or a next day brunch dress.

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