Super July 2017

What is the BIGGEST waste of money in your opinion for a wedding ?

wifeytobejuly17, on February 20, 2017 at 11:41 PM

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Be respectful of everyone ladies but I just wanna know - what is something you've seen or are doing even that you're like "my lord that is a giant waste of money!" Annnndddd GO!

Be respectful of everyone ladies but I just wanna know - what is something you've seen or are doing even that you're like "my lord that is a giant waste of money!"




  • PerfectlyPolin
    VIP September 2017
    PerfectlyPolin ·

    Personalized anything is a waste (in my eyes) and all the little things that I didn't think to originally include in our budget that are stressing me out now.

  • OG Kathryn
    Champion May 2016
    OG Kathryn ·

    STDs, programs, personalized napkins and favors.

  • N
    Master December 2016
    Nancy ·

    Welcome bags and favors. Most end up in the bin or at a garage sale.

  • Dij
    VIP May 2018
    Dij ·

    Some of these DIY projects that look nothing like the inspiration pictures.

  • PressTheStarKey
    VIP November 2016
    PressTheStarKey ·

    UO: I loved our favors. Like, LOVED.

    Unnecessary: STDs, signs.

  • AD2AP
    VIP June 2018
    AD2AP ·

    I'm so sad... I am so excited about the favors lol

  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·

    PTSK, me too and none were left. And there you have it--I loved our programs and they were all scooped up as well. The decorations? Some are still in the bin.

  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·

    @FMPribula, be excited about your favors! I loved mine.

    This thread is dumb. As long as you can afford it while properly hosting your guests nothing is a waste of money. This thread only serves to make people like FMP feel bad about their choices.

  • Mehgan
    Dedicated September 2017
    Mehgan ·

    I think flowers are a big waste of money (in my opinion).

  • LB
    Champion November 2016
    LB ·

    @KIJ You've been here long enough that you should know you can't tell people how to post.. tsk, tsk

  • Dij
    VIP May 2018
    Dij ·

    I think some people are being sensitive!!! Who cares?! I'm still going to drop them dollarZ on Those favors,STD's, etc! Lol

    To get upset is dumb.

  • Meet_The_Clarks
    VIP June 2018
    Meet_The_Clarks ·

    We aren't doing personalized anything. Just don't have the funds and I don't believe its necessary for us. No chair covers for us either. Our venue charges too much for them. our STDs we got for a steal, so I can't complain about them. Even our invites were nice, and 50% off, so can't complain.

    We are planning on doing wine for favors. To some a waste, to me--it's heaven. I love wine and figure if guests don't take it, the more for us!

  • FSTL
    VIP September 2018
    FSTL ·

    Programs! I don't understand them, every wedding I've been to, the programs just litter the floor

  • Nonna T
    Master April 2014
    Nonna T ·

    Yes, Kimmy. I don't like the "and...go!" on posts but whatever. Some hills are not the one we choose to die on.

  • Jennifer VR
    VIP April 2017
    Jennifer VR ·

    I think it's only a waste if it doesn't get used. So before you spend money on anything, just have a good think about how it fits in to your day and make sure you can see the quality. You don't want to spend good money on something, and then it's poor quality or doesn't have a use on the day. I get so tempted when I see "cute" things on sale, like "I'm sure I'll find a use for this at my wedding". But unless I know what that use is, I try to pass.

    The one thing I am worried about being a waste is the lawn games. A colleague of mine had them and she said no one used them. But I've had 2 other friends attend weddings with lawn games and both of them said everyone loved them. I guess it depends on the crowd. And I'm not sure how gamey my crowd is. But I already paid the deposit on the vendor, so ... I guess now we wait and see.

  • Nikki
    Super September 2017
    Nikki ·

    "Pninas fairy princess stripper gowns" ... Dying!

    Don't be butthurt folks! This is all just a matter of opinion! What's going to be a waste to one person may be essential to another. It all depends on budget and style.

    To me a dress over 5k is wasteful (my budget was 1k but even if I had no budget I couldn't do it) , signs, grand floral centerpieces, expensive invites.

    However I am having favors, because I found something that's pretty perfect and it's only going to cost me $100 total.

  • FutureMrsS
    Expert August 2017
    FutureMrsS ·

    Favors and photo booths!

  • R&B2016
    VIP October 2016
    R&B2016 ·

    Definitely programs and most favors. Our guests loved our favors because they were soy candles, but nobody wants a glass with your name on it. SORRY!

    Candy bars/popcorn bars etc. They make a mess and barely get used.

  • ChristinaNYC
    Master December 2016
    ChristinaNYC ·

    The customized hanger I bought, the custom postage stamps we used, the lipstick I bought specifically for the wedding, the favors that we meticulously put together.

  • FutureMrs.G
    VIP July 2017
    FutureMrs.G ·

    The stupid chairs I'm renting that are costing me $1100 with delivery and set up. Our venue has chairs, free chairs. But I couldn't get over how ugly they looked, so I'm wasting stupid money on chairs.

    Customized signs- serious waste as well. I will have one (for unplugged ceremony), but I'm making it myself with my cricut!

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