July 2013 Weddings

SPLURGE!

What item did you really splurge on (or plan on splurging on) for your wedding? 

For us, it's for sure the honeymoon :)
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  • We have been so fortunate to have so many peoeple willing to help! My biggest splurge has been my dress! 700 bucks! Thankfully my father covered that one.

    I think the biggest thing we will splurge on will be food/drink or the wedding rings. Haha.
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  • The food is a definite splurge for us.. as was my dress. Oh and we're also getting an ice cream truck!
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  • Yeah, I guess for the actual wedding, I would have to say food/drink is a big one for us too! 

    I got really lucky and found a dress I LOVE that only cost me $299, so that left me some room for play!

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  • For me, it was the photographer. It was way more than I was expecting to spend, but I was willing to pay more to get what I want.
  • probably the food

  • The highest cost item is our reception/afterparty, which is inclusive, but it is under budget. The highest over budget item is the church! I have always dreamed of stain glass windows.... IM now paying for it!
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  • kerryberry13kerryberry13 member
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    edited November 2012
    Wow, I'm proud of you girls who found beautiful dresses at such an affordable price!

    My spulrges were my dress, my photographer/videographer, a photobooth and now I'm trying to convince FH & myself that I can afford a pair of Christian Louboutins under my dress. I can't afford them, but I'm kind of willing to make a lot of sacrifices over the next few months if I bought a pair that was wearable after the wedding. It's silly to spend so much on shoes, but after growing up poor it would be nice to have a ridiculous splurge that I worked hard for. I keep thinking about shoe picture opportunities lol. I also had a nightmare the other night in which I was running around barefoot on my wedding day because I never bought shoes and ran into a store to get a pair of ugly boots. lol

    On budget was my catering hall, it's a package deal with everything.

    Under budget (woo-hoo!) was my florist (best man's father), invitations (my aunt) & my DJ who was just a good deal.
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  • Kerry if its an option for you there was someone selling those shoes on the classified board not long ago.
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  • The reception I guess. Open bar, sweets and fruit table are extras we want to give our guests.

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  • Thanks, Getting2Vowels. I am going to be checking the classfieds. I just hope if I am going to make such a big purchase that they are actually real. Fingers crossed!
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  • Definitely catering is the splurge for me! Our photography and venue are exactly on budget, my dress was under and we got a good deal for photobooth and we're using Flip-a-hit for our video, which should be fun. We're still trying to work out the logistics with catering, it's such a nightmare to try to stay on budget, so we're making some cuts to make it work.
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  • In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_july-2013-weddings_splurge?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding Club BoardsForum:a322ad2c-25cd-4d52-b123-096e1e4ecda5Discussion:660bf7b5-79e0-44c6-b124-e2ca8fd43367Post:b0ebb175-fa09-4d6d-84d5-877ac3fb0dc4">Re: SPLURGE!</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks, Getting2Vowels. I am going to be checking the classfieds. I just hope if I am going to make such a big purchase that they are actually real. Fingers crossed!
    Posted by kerryberry13[/QUOTE]

    Stalk down outlets and consignment shops/classifieds! I bought a few pairs of Louboutins recently at really discounted prices (even though I really shouldn't have!). Check out therealreal.com, it's a reputable consignment sale website and they have Loubs all of the time- new or in very good condition. They also just opened premium outlets nearby my house and I bought these (<a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/Christian-Louboutin-Volpi-Poppi-d-Orsay-Pump-Pumps/prod140880286/" rel="nofollow">click</a>) at the saks outlet for $390 out the door-they had a pair of ivory satin ones that I would definitely have gotten for the wedding if they had been in my size!
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  • We are splurging on too many things! LOL Our venue, a reception tent, our filmographer, and photographer are putting us wayyy over our original budget.

    We're really trying to cut back in other areas though. We found a fairly inexpensive caterer, we're DIYing some of the flowers, and I'm (hopefully) buying my dress from someone on preownedweddingdresses.com for 1/2 the salon price.

    Also crossing our fingers that we win the lotto between now and the wedding!
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    [QUOTE]For me, it was the photographer. It was way more than I was expecting to spend, but I was willing to pay more to get what I want.
    Posted by eas1223[/QUOTE]

    <div>This exactly. </div><div>
    </div><div>We are spending more on reception food than anything else, but I don't consider that a "splurge" since it's a necessity. </div>
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  • edited November 2012
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-club-boards_july-2013-weddings_splurge?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20Club%20BoardsForum:a322ad2c-25cd-4d52-b123-096e1e4ecda5Discussion:660bf7b5-79e0-44c6-b124-e2ca8fd43367Post:083ef0bf-2aeb-4674-a17b-524e749bab8f">Re: SPLURGE!</a>:
    [QUOTE]We are splurging on too many things! LOL
    Posted by MissKristenWed84403[/QUOTE]

    Same with me - seems like we're at least 25% over on everything so far!  Our wedding is looking like the grand total will be closer to $13-14,000 than the original $10,000 budget.

    Since we've got all the big ticket items already booked - we're hoping to save on our decorations, flowers, favors, and wedding party gifts!
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