Monique
Rockstar December 2019

Non wedding buys while saving for the wedding

Monique, on September 15, 2019 at 5:47 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 19
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Have you and your fiancé purchased any unrelated fun/not fun things while wedding saving? Why did you make the decision to do that instead of saving the money towards the wedding? My fh and I just upgraded our phones to the new iPhone. We talked about waiting until after the wedding but wanted new ones for the honeymoon. We are going to Maui and Disneyland and needed more battery life for pictures!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    FH has been taking me out to eat more ever since he got his new teaching job! I love to eat Smiley laugh

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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
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    Haha we eat out all the time. It’s a never ending cycle. We have tried to be better though. At least that’s a fun buy! 😄
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  • Jasmine
    Rockstar August 2020
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    Oh God! It's the worst and I regret most of the purchases even though it's mostly food lol.
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  • Lynne
    Super December 2020
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    Yep, new clothes for me. I've lost weight and old clothes were getting baggy. Just spent some money on clothes. Car parts too.
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
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    FH & I went on a 5 day beach vacation at the end of June, FH just upgraded his golf irons this weekend, and I’ve just shopped for clothes, shoes, etc. Our parents are paying for everything for the wedding, which we’re super thankful for, so we haven’t really had to save much for the wedding. We’ll be paying for our food and excursions at our honeymoon in Turks and Caicos but that’s mostly it. I got our flights almost free due to credit card reward miles, and my FILs are paying for our condo in Turks & Caicos since my parents are paying for most of the wedding.
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  • Peggy
    Master November 2019
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    I finally decided to get Invisalign braces. I wanted to wait til after the wedding but I was in so much pain I couldn’t take it anymore. Oh well, less money now but there will be more money later since these will be paid off sooner.
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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
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    I thought about doing those. My bottom teeth are terrible.
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  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
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    We were incredibly fortunate to afford a new car- 2017 Ford Explorer- for my fiance. When the cost of repairs was more than the value of the car we decided that was it- we're going shopping. Between saved up tax money, and one heck of a trade in value, we walked away with a car that was very under budget.

    We plan on taking it on our minion trip to Montreal after the wedding. Smiley laugh

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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
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    When setting our budget we purposely made it so that our normal life wouldn't change too much. We wanted to still be able to do things we usually do and not stress even more than the usual wedding planning stress. So we've gone on trips, got new phones, and other smaller purchases for ourselves during our engagement.
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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
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    Oh yay! I’m sure having a new car will help with the driving.
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  • Shireen
    Devoted May 2020
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    Well we had our dryer catch fire last week LUCKILY FH decided to get something to drink came downstairs and caught it A REAL fire!!! We were sleeping if he had not come down it would have been a huge fire on our lower level...so we are buying a new set it took the washer out too!
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  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
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    It's much more spacious than my Nissan Versa haha. Smiley xd

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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
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    Oh wow!! A new set yay! Not the greatest situation though. Thank goodness for him going down.
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  • Shireen
    Devoted May 2020
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    Yes we were so thankful and both cried because we thought about whatnif he didn't and our kids were hurt. Thankfully that wasnt the case and YAY for a new set I am excited lol
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  • Lisa Marie
    Devoted October 2020
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    Ever since we booked our venue our spending habits haven’t changed much, even thought we are paying for (almost) everything ourselves. Our biggest expense is usually eating out and our coffee runs! Those habits are so hard to break!
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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
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    Coffee is for sure life. That’s been a hard one for me as well.
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  • NextChapterReady
    Super October 2019
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    We just bought a new dining room table and chairs! Had to talk FH into it, but it was too good of a deal to pass up! Smiley smile

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    FH got Super Mario Maker 2 and I got Soul Calibur 6 so that’s $120 we could’ve used for the wedding but you go crazy if you never get to buy anything fun. We restricted our dates to one a month to save more money.
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  • S
    Dedicated June 2020
    Shannon ·
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    We go out to eat probably more than we should, we are paying for a new car, got a few other things we have also had a long engagement but we are trying to stop all extra purchases til after since we are getting closer and we have more wedding stuff to pay for!
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