Post # 1
The day after my Fiance proposed, we went to the mall to give the ring to the jeweler to get resized…and I HAD to stop by Barns & Nobel to buy a wedding planning book! We aren’t getting married until 2012! I also almost spent $40 on a wedding planning book I really didn’t need, strictly because it came with the cutest hot pink “Bride” totebag, that I also didn’t need. We were engaged less than ONE DAY!!! Somehow, my senses kicked in just in time and I put the $40 planning book back on the shelf.
Anyone else have a hard time turning down unneeded wedding related items?
Post # 3
I try very hard not too. We are having a big wedding, and every dollar counts. I have made some impulse purchases, so I do have some items that I don’t need (buying too early!)
Post # 4
Wedding magazines are my crack. I must stop. I seriously must have at least 30 stacked in bags under my couch.
Post # 5
I recently bought an earing/necklace set that I really loved but did not need. I used the excuse that I would wear it for the rehearsal dinner. It’s fun once in a while, just dont make it a habit. You might end up with boxes of stuff that you no longer need come the wedding 🙂
Post # 6
I bought two magazine subscriptions up front and a book–the “how to save money one” by denise fields or whatever. And a small accordion binder.
Otherwise, i kept reminding myself that there’d be BETTER things down the road….like shoes or jewelry, and I’d rather buy those than the more frivolous, unnecessary things now.
I really don’t splurge/treat myself on a regular basis. I do it rarely, when I have money. And when I do, it’s not a big deal because I’m very frugal in my day to day life and we are allocating extra funds for the home right now. Yes, sometimes i WANT an extra pair of earrings or that cute blouse, but then i go, “ah, furniture….” and don’t =]
Post # 7
I did buy some earrings that day too…because they were on sale. Big red signs that scream “SALE” to me just suck me right in.
Post # 8
I am a SUCKER for anything and everything wedding these days!!!!
I must own 50 wedding magazines…I have a couple planning books but my FAVORITE and the one I use DAILY is this one
I also have been enjoying buying clothes for the bridal showers and bachelorette and wedding night 😉
Oh, and etsy has made me spent far too much as well on cute extras 🙂
Post # 9
I’m am the WORST. So far I’ve bought a bunch of crap I didn’t need but I can find use for. Stuff like, a silver bouquet holder (who needs that?), or the wedding planning binder I looked at twice, an extra ring bearer (my Fiance booted the other one because his father has been being wreckless), the list continues. I’ve probably ‘wasted’ like, $100-150. Now that its getting closer to the wedding I want to kick myself because I’d rather have that money to spend on stuff I need. I seriously try not to think about it because I really will kick myself in the face lol.
Post # 10
After we got engaged, I went out and bought something sexy for the honeymoon. It’s still stashed away in my closet, hopefully it still fits properly by then!
Post # 11
I have a harder time not splurging on things that aren’t for the wedding, like new clothes and shoes – I rationalize said purchases by saying, “Well maybe I can wear it for the bridal shower/bachelorette party/rehearsal dinner/etc.!”
Post # 12
@Sage I’m the SAME way! I actually recently splurged on a cocktail dress. I thought I could wear it for the rehersal dinner but I’m sure by them I’ll have found something else (so maybe I’ll wear it for the Derby).
I think it’s to fill the void I have right now when I’m not needing to do anything wedding related. I’ve already paid all our vendors. I can’t really do invitations yet and I’ve ordered flowers and my back-up dress. Everything is just in a holding pattern so I just wanted to buy something pretty.
Post # 13
Right now I’m really trying to stick to a budget and be careful with my splurges. I save up coupons, cash back, etc to justify my splurges.
Post # 14
@ex lib – I too was obsessed with wedding mags when we first got engaged. I’d just had surgery and couldn’t run, so I’d go to the gym, hop on the bike and flip through every bridal magazine under the sun. I went through THREE packets of color-coded tabs in the first week marking things I liked and inspirations. Fiance has a photo of me all bangaged up in bed buried under wedding literature.
Post # 15
I really, really hate stuff. Like got excited when we moved and all our stuff didn’t arrive for two weeks so we only had one suitcase worth of clothing and sat and watched hulu on the floor. So splurging on items isn’t really an issue for me.
I’ll splurge on trips or nights out, but those don’t take up any space!
Post # 16
I’ve only done it a couple times, but one time I did buy these little books “How Well Do You Know Your Bride?” and “How Well Do You Know Your Groom?” for $10 each. It was kind of a waste of money but they were fun for a road-trip – sort of like a junk food version of premarital counseling, right?