Originally Posted by Sehausle
I guess for me 50K could be spent on a house, or a new car, finishing my masters student loan payments, prepping for a family...but by all means if you have the cash and you dreamed of a big wedding then go for it! We had friends who spent well over this at home, and yes it was a gorgeous wedding but flatly for us it wouldn't be the smartest use of our money.
We decided to buy a new SLR camera this weekend. I think I mentioned before we have two friends who went to school for photography coming...so we decided to (gulp) forgo getting a professional photographer (which I have agonized over) and supplement the resort photographer with photos from my two friends. They'll be able to use our camera and not feel that they need to lug their expensive equipment (though they may choose to do so if they would like). I figure it's something we will have forever and hopefully it will make me feel a bit less nervous about relying completely on the resort photographer. We also had beautiful engagement photos done prior, so we will ultimately end up with lots of pictures.
AWWWW you're getting married at Dreams Tulum! That was my first choice for our wedding until we moved to DR instead of Mexico- a move I regret because we did it for others and not ourselves. I can't wait to see your pictures. I think Dreams Tulum is absolutely gorgeous. Good luck with everything!