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A wedding game- Add one thing & take one away

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#1 rodent


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    Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:46 PM

    Even though my one year anniversary is coming up, I still keep up with the "what I would & wouldn't do" thread. That gave me the idea for a game that might be fun & helpful.

    For those married:
    If you could add something to your wedding, what would it be?

    What would you cut to free up the money?

    For those to be married:
    If you had a $500 wedding stimulus check to add something that you are not already having, what would you add?

    If you had to cut $500 from your budget, what would you cut?

    My answer:
    I'd like to add a mariachi band to play right after the ceremony. As soon as we were married, we had a champagne toast. But, then I felt like everyone was looking at us like, "what do we do now?" I think a band would have increased the excitement & taken the focus off us so we could just enjoy the moment. I get really uncomfortable as the center of attention. I also think it would have made for some really cool pictures.

    To free up the extra money, I'd cut the OOT bags. I had fun making them, but they really were not needed. Most of our guests only stayed 3 nights & didn't even have time to open the bags. I think they would have enjoyed a band more.

    #2 Adlergray

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      Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:49 PM

      If I was Adding I would add the water drummers/fire show

      taking away would be some of my over the top florist bill

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      Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:54 PM

      Oh this is kind of tough because i loved my wedding so much... but I think maybe I'd buy a video of the wedding with the extra $500

      If I had to cut $500... I wouldn't have bought my first disaster of a wedding dress for $527!!! GRRRRR!!!!
      And if that doesn't count, then the bridesmaids could have paid for their own makeup & nails... but I treated them instead.


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      #4 BachataBride

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        Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:55 PM

        I would definitely add the cost of a pro photographer...I did not have an expensive wedding so I'm not sure what I would cut to make up that large of a cost - whatever I had to I guess!!!

        #5 ACDCDCAC

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        Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:56 PM

        ooh good thread morgan! i am always saying to doug "the next time we get married i want to...."

        i would cut the entire BFW (our at home wedding).

        i would add the entire wedding at Las Caletas in puerto vallarta.

        and i really like your add of a mariachi band, that would have been a good investment!

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          Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:23 PM

          I would have absolutely added a videographer. And if there were $$ leftover, I would have added more DJ time and partied into the night.

          To give up, I would have to go with the snorkel tour we arranged. It was great fun, but only about 1/2 the people went (and DH didn't!).

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          #7 erinleigh

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            Posted 29 April 2009 - 01:34 PM

            This is a fun thread!

            If I had extra $$ I would add the horse and carriage and musical trio to the ceremony.

            To cut $$, I think I'm considering not doing OOT bags and just doing mugs for everyone.

            #8 Sapphire723

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              Posted 29 April 2009 - 05:09 PM

              Originally Posted by erinleigh
              This is a fun thread!

              If I had extra $$ I would add the horse and carriage and musical trio to the ceremony.

              To cut $$, I think I'm considering not doing OOT bags and just doing mugs for everyone.
              I was talking to a wedding guest at our site visit last week, because I noticed his personalized wedding mug. He said that they filled it with candy and a hangover kit. That might be a nice alternative to OOTs.

              For me: If I had more money, I would help pay for some of my wedding party.

              To cut money, I might try doing my own hair and makeup or cut the cake (so to speak).

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                Posted 29 April 2009 - 06:19 PM

                This is a great thread.
                If I had more money, I would have paid for all of the wedding guest to do some sort of a day excursion together.

                I would have brought more decroations. I felt like it wasnt wedding "ish" enough.

                I would have cut out......not upgrading my cake. I should have gone with a simple one tierd cake, I didnt eat any cake, and im not sure how many of my guests did. I just remember leaving for the night, glansing at the cake, and thinking that there was a lot left over.
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                  Posted 29 April 2009 - 09:26 PM

                  This is definitely a cool thread Morgan.

                  In retrospect, I loved everything about my DW. But, if I could, I would've added 2 things, the steel drum band to play right after the ceremony, just to give it more of a "Jamaican flare" & fire dancers, had I known that the dancers were an option. I think my guests would've gotten a big kick about the fire dancers.

                  Hmmm....what to take away is a tough one cuz I think we were pretty basic with all of our details. The one thing that comes to mind is my dress. Although I loved it & it wasn't over the top expensive, I sometimes think that I should've gotten a sexier or beachier dress...if that makes sense....& it may have been less expensive.

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