So going into this whole thing, my plan was not to spend much on pretty much any/all of it. Now, I'm having a small 40 person wedding at a restaurant, so that cuts out a lot of things. I didn't go for some grand photographer package, only 3 hours of coverage was fine for me. Both sets of our parents are covering a lot of the costs, but I've paid for the little things.
One area that I didn't plan on splurging on was the stationary products. I totally got suckered in on that one! I was on Wedding Paper Divas and decided to order some free samples...not really paying attention to prices that much (but also they say starting as low as $X, which is really only if you are buying like 500 invites, and I only needed 30). But really, I was going to just print my own from some kit from Michaels or something like that. Then I got the samples in the mail. UGH...I loved them all. I laid them all out on the table and had FI look at them and we both loved the same one, it totally matched our colors and "feeling" of our wedding vision. And bam...that was it...splurge. Then, I got a discount with WPD when I registered at Macy's so I thought...matching place cards...so splurge #2 on those. Then, I got an email from them yesterday that thank you cards were 50% off for just yesterday (I planned on going cheaper with those)...splurge again!
Ok, so long story short...I'm a sucker for stationary I guess. What was your unexpected splurge(s) thus far?
ETA: added pic of the invites