Post # 1
what is the one thing that you just have to have even if it a little outside what you wanted to pay? did you have a splurge at all for your wedding? if so what was the one thig you just had to have?
my splurge is a WONDERFUL brooch bouquet that once i saw it i wanted no other. i found myself comparing everythig else i saw to this bouquet and found everythig else lacking so even though its a little outside of what i wanted to spend i figure with the money i saved from my initial budget for my dress why not treat myself.
Post # 3
mine was definitely my dress! i was hoping to keep it under $1000, but after going thru almost every dress in Davids Bridal, i realized i had to look elsewhere and just get what makes me happy – i finally found maggie sottero jenna and have NO regrets! i am hoping to sell it of course…
Post # 4
Um, my bar package. I know that we could have done without it (because champagne comes with our wedding package) but I wanted to offer more than just champagne, so we are.
Also, the alterations of my wedding dress. I am sure that if I didn’t get it altered at the store I purchased it at (DB), I could have gotten the alterations done for MUCH cheaper, but I wanted the peace of mind knowing that if they messed it up, at least they would get able to get me another dress. Oh yea, and my dress has a two-layer bustle with 9 points– not the cheapest option.
Post # 5
I agree, the dress!
It was in my budget, but I saw nothing else that was comparable. I wanted to go less than my budget, but it didnt happen!
Post # 6
My veil, it was almost as much as my dress, but it is really the only wedding thing that I have thought about since I was little.
Post # 7
My invitations with postage they were $10. I just couldn’t let them go.
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: What did you veil look like? I couldnt find one I loved and never wore one! I guess it was a matter of vision for myself.
Post # 9
our venue…. its awesome!!! and i had to have it… and along with it came a preferred, mush more expensive, caterer… such is life.
Post # 10
@lefeymw: It looks almost identical to Kate Middletons, my lace is slightly different, but it is the same material and length.
Post # 11
I splurged and went over budget with our photographer. I’m hoping it was worth it though for beautiful pictures.
Post # 12
Our $2000 videography package, which in the videography world (at least where I live), is pretty much nothing. I knew I wanted videography and convinced myself that anything was better than nothing, so a new professional or even a student would be ok. Then I started seeing the quality, or lack there of, of the few I could find in the $1000 range and I just couldn’t do it. It will be worth it, I’m very excited!
Post # 13
I forsee my “splurge” being photography, because as far as I can tell an average photography package costs almost as much as our whole budget :p
Post # 15
My white dress! I had an Indian wedding and was just going to wear my sari that I had worn for the ceremony for the reception too but then I had all these sad feelings that I wouldn’t get to wear a white wedding dress like I had always imagined and ended up buying a second dress to change into at the reception for $2,000 with alterations.
Here it is:
Post # 16
@BriarRose: Totally worth it. You look beautiful and so is the dress.