Cece
VIP November 2022

This or that? (budget vs Experience)

Cece, on October 7, 2021 at 11:29 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 13
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I love how different everyone's wedding visions and priorities are here on Wedding Wire, so I thought it'd be fun to create a series of polls to see what everyone values the most for their special days!

So, first question....

Which is more important to you… staying within your budget, or splurging to ensure you and your guests have the experience of your dreams?

Click the link below to cast your vote on the next poll:
This or that? (Flowers vs Cake)

13 Comments

Latest activity by Frankie, on October 19, 2021 at 11:36 PM
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    Super July 2023
    Eniale ·
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    For our wedding, it was staying within budget - we had no choice, we were young and on a very strict one.

    For our vow renewal, experience for sure.

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    Expert September 2022
    Sarah ·
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    LOL before diving into it I would've said budget. But our budget is totally blown so I guess experience HAHA

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  • Cece
    VIP November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    LOL same! 😆
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  • Kk
    Devoted October 2021
    Kk ·
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    Both. I think it's an industry lie that you need to choose one over the other.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    This is hard!!!

    because on one hand... there are things that you need to compromise on and on the other, there are things that you really want to have that are going to cost a lot of money.

    my initial budget was like half of what i actually spent because i decided i really wanted to change catering and food. so i hiked my budget that much more just so i can have the amazing food i wanted haha.

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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    Unfortunately it ended up being the experience as we went well over our initial budget lol
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  • Michelle
    Devoted August 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Budget. And I agree with the previous poster you can have your great experience within your budget. It does require alot of work researching options, modifying expectations, and negotiating with your partner.

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  • Kris
    Expert July 2021
    Kris ·
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    Budget. We are on a very tight income, and while we doubled our originally budget (our final number was around $7500), I busted my butt to either DIY as much as I could, or find the most affordable alternatives.

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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Hi ! Let me say that I really love your initiative about the poll ! I'll think of creating one myself ;-)

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  • Cece
    VIP November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    Thank you! It’s been lots of fun seeing peoples answers!
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  • Emilia
    Expert June 2019
    Emilia ·
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    Absolutely ! There were games like this before on WW but they're not here anymore... :-(

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  • Cece
    VIP November 2022
    Cece Online ·
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    It’s fun to mix it up a bit sometimes!
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  • Frankie
    Dedicated April 2022
    Frankie ·
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    I Couldn't agree more with KK.

    We are splurging on food, desserts ,bar (even though it's not a premium package). On the other hand, we decided to save on decor, other 'nice-to-have but not must-have' stuff in general (minimal and mostly DIYed decor items, totally flowerless (not even a bride's bouquet, 0 boutonnières/ corsages), we are going with a naked cake, we're skipping champagne , place/escord cards, no photos we don't care about (getting ready & guests on the dancefloor) so our shooter will come later & will leave sooner... we're doing digital STD,invites,RSVP cards, we are DIYing/printing some funny photobooth props but our guests (and ourselves too 😀😋) will use them with 'selfie station' in lieu of an actual booth. Last but not least: you can find very beautiful venues that are not ballrooms nor banquets.

    That way, we can give our folks a great experience within budget.

    I may sound mean but I think most couples should limit the amount of time they spend watching wedding-related TV shows,movies,websites and social media (especially Pinterest,Youtube) that push couples to spend and even splurge on completely wasteful stuff: fancy,overly decorated save the date cards ,invites, a second dress for the reception whereas the first dress is already super pricey, favors, they also tell you that you should buy jewels (other than engagement ring & wedding bands) , shoes, a dress for the engagement party and one for the shower and one for the rehearsal + rehearsal dinner whereas the outfits,jewelry,shoes you already own are more than fine etc...

    The only unnecessary stuff that are worth a splurge, in my mind, are the 'first dress' and bridal accessories,tuxedo/suit, hairstylist.

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