(Closed) whats your splurge?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
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Honey bee

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My invitations with postage they were $10. I just couldn’t let them go.

Post # 8
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Honey bee

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@lefeymw: It looks almost identical to Kate Middletons, my lace is slightly different, but it is the same material and length.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I splurged and went over budget with our photographer. I’m hoping it was worth it though for beautiful pictures.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Busy bee

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 # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had two splurges:

  • Having a Jewish ceremony.  Since we had to get married in Massachusetts (same-sex couple), we paid nonmember rates for both synagogue and rabbi.  Plus, we needed custom text for our ketubah (formal Jewish wedding contract).
  • Renting a house where we and all our guests could stay the night before the wedding and the wedding night.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@BriarRose:  Totally worth it.  You look beautiful and so is the dress.

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