12 of the Biggest Wedding Budget Splurges That Real Brides Made

Knotties tell us where they spent a good amount of their budget—and why they don't regret it.
by Ivy Jacobson
Beach wedding
Joseph Lin Photography

"My wedding dress. It was over budget, but how can you not chose your dream dress because of the price?" — Sara

"Our honeymoon for sure! We splurged and decided to completely spoil ourselves flying first class to St. Lucia with a suite that has a private pool and a private butler!" — Brittany

"A rental house for my bridesmaids and I, which will also serve as the bridal shower and bachelorette venue." — Becky

"Besides the honeymoon, my chocolate fountain! It was a dream of mine to have one, and it's happening! Me at 13-years-old is super excited." — Natalie

"My photographer! I'm a believer that you get what you pay for when hiring a photographer. I'd rather splurge and have pictures I can be proud of in 40 years." — Misty

"My brooch bouquet. So many have meaning and were collected with intention but it wasn't cheap... but I don't regret it for a second!" — Melissa

"Besides my dress, I'd have to say renting vintage items—the church pews for the ceremony, vintage tables and settee sets." — Lorraine Avellar

"The honeymoon to Walt Disney World is by far the biggest splurge." — Jenny

"My caterer—but will be so worth it! All our friends will approve the food truck food." — Linda

"Microdermabrasion sessions and a facial before the wedding." — Sarah

"Emmy London is making me a Gatsby-style wedding shoe that's been discontinued!" — April

"A videographer! But it was worth every single penny spent." — Chelsea

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