Lynnie
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Splurge or Save? 💸

Lynnie, on September 17, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Planning 2 23
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This week it's all about your budget! 💵 Divvying up your wedding budget can be a tough task - you can't splurge on everything, so you'll need to prioritize where to go all out and where to rein it in!

Time to share where you went big and where you were more budget-conscious! 💰


Splurge or Save? 💸 1

Photo from Kim Moody Design in Richmond, VA


Ready? Click on each discussion below and comment with your answer:

Venue - Splurge or Save?

Photography - Splurge or Save?

Attire - Splurge or Save?

Invitations - Splurge or Save?

Flowers - Splurge or Save?

Food - Splurge or Save?

Booze - Splurge or Save?

Transportation - Splurge or Save?

Wedding Rings - Splurge or Save?

Honeymoon - Splurge or Save?



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23 Comments

  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·
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    My photography is by a co-worker friend...that's a save

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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·
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    My florist was a splurge...they can get very pricey.

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  • Chinda
    Dedicated December 2020
    Chinda ·
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    My venue is the most priciest thing so far 🤷🏻‍♀️
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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
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    Booze is a splurge

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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·
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    Save.....my honeymoon is a gift from my daughter

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  • Mackenzie
    Beginner August 2020
    Mackenzie ·
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    I splurged on Photography. It was the only thing I cared about other than the groom of course. We’re flying her in and everything. She is worth it though. She’s the absolute best. I’m spending about 40% of my budget on photography.
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy Online ·
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    We splurged on open bar and great food. Saved on flowers.
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  • Kristin
    Devoted October 2020
    Kristin ·
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    We're splurging on our venue which is an Airbnb that our whole family is staying in. We originally booked it for 2 nights but just added a 3rd so we have more time to spend with everyone-especially since almost everyone is coming in from out of town

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  • Jamie
    Savvy July 2020
    Jamie ·
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    I splurged on the food and photography. I can’t fathom horrible food (guests remember good food) and terrible pictures that you are supposed to look back on of your special day.
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  • Rachel
    Dedicated September 2020
    Rachel ·
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    Saved on Venue..I want to have a great DJ and photographer...splurge on the honeymoon.
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  • Kynda
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Kynda ·
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    Splurge on my honeymoon everything else I saved on.
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  • J
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Jazsmin ·
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    We splurged on food. We're spending 30% of our budget on food. We saved on the venue.

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  • Miranda
    Dedicated September 2020
    Miranda ·
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    Were going big on the reception sort of. We rented a big beach house for us to party in with our family, and were going small on everything else. To us we are only doing a wedding to have a great reason to party with everyone. otherwise we would of been going to the court house

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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
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    Splurge was attire/entertainment/linens/food
    Save was photography(great deal)/decor/rings
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  • C
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Cortney ·
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    I went with save on everything. We set the date like 18 months out so we would have time to get stuff as it went on sale and tackle things 1 step at a time .
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  • C
    Just Said Yes April 2020
    Cortney ·
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    Just serving alcohol is expensive. We are doing some Champaign punch and calling it done for alcohol.
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  • Patricia
    Just Said Yes April 2020
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    So far we have been keeping to budget, but with that being said there are still things needed to be purchased (including bridal party gifts).

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  • Theresa
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Theresa ·
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    I splurged on everything
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  • Bernice
    Beginner November 2019
    Bernice ·
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    I unknowingly splurged on my veils... yes veils with an s... I loved the idea of having a tiered look so I got two! I didn't realize the price until after my mother had purchased them! SPLURGE all the way however they will now be a family heirloom.

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  • Alexis
    Savvy February 2020
    Alexis ·
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    I splurged on my wedding band and we may be splurging on the menu a bit as well. I found a local jeweler who was able to make the wayyyy out of my budget ring, alot closer to my budget (but still out there), and customize it to fit my engagement ring. The only reason I was ok with going out of my budget for this was because my super penny-crunching, budget conscious FH told me to! They offered free lifetime cleanings and every piece of jewelry they sell comes lifetime warranty, and that warranty was apparently worth it to him! The menu is another thing though, we booked early and got the venue's all inclusive package, so the menu included was quite a bit cheaper when we booked and the caterer since then has redone and added new menus to their selections making the one we chose more and adding a less selective menu for the price we would've paid. I wouldn't have been surprised if the menu/prices changed a bit, we booked early and I've had many friends who didn't book early tell me about how their venue's/caterers went up on the prices of their menus before the big day as well. So we met with the caterer, created the menu we would like, and hope to discuss this with the venue to see where we would be if we decide to make the change. But in any case we'll probably be dropping our guest count from 150 to 100. I mean more intimate wedding are better anyway right?
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