Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Wedding Wednesday

So it looks as if this is going to be a bit of a thing each Wednesday, and this week I want to go on a bit of a wedding rant. (Remember the rule from last week, First one to call me Bridezilla, gets it) 

Now the one thing that I have discovered about weddings is that the word WEDDING makes everything more expensive.

Want a pizza? That will be £9.99, free delivery and the option to buy a dessert as well. (I'm hungry) 

Want WEDDING PIZZA? Oh well that will be £47.50 and you have to name your first born child after us.

Don't get me wrong, I will pay for quality. I am not looking to skimp anywhere. I have paid for my photographer without even shedding a tear, I have hired a wedding car that cost more than my first car, and I have shelled out for the most expensive dress that I will ever wear, fully aware that I will only put it on once. I pay for professionalism and skill and quality.


The addition of the word wedding to anything can pretty much double the price immediately.

Pink glitter? Oh that will be £3. Oh it is for your wedding? £33.33, it is WEDDING GLITTER. It has hearts in it and everything. IT SPARKLES.

Can I add that I am not using pink glitter at my wedding. (Well not at THAT price, I'm not) 

Even tiaras, you can buy tiaras everywhere, Easy, Ebay. Individual, hand crafted, beautifully designed, watch the wedding section be three times as expensive as say the prom section.

I need white shoes, if you search wedding shoes, you can find wedding shoes everywhere, white, cream, gold, how about white, cream AND gold? You can find them easily, FOR A PRICE. I just need white shoes. Plain white shoes. I REFUSE to spend £200 on a pair of shoes just BECAUSE they are wedding shoes.

Runs to Google to search White Shoes.

I am not being paranoid here am I? Who else has found this mark up on things that are "wedding" related?

What is the worst case of wedding mark up that you have seen?

OR should I just shut up and hand over my money?

Let me know.

Big Fashionista x x x x



  1. that's so true!

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  2. I always wonder this same thing. Weddings costs so mic it ridiculous. I refused to pay high prices at mine because I feel it doesn't Make the day any better so why waste money

  3. Flowers are some of the worst for being marked up for weddings! Luckily I had mine done by my husbands Godmother, and my bouquet was a gift from a family friend as it should have cost a fortune (all red roses!)
    Also watch out for bakeries. They charge a bundle more for a wedding cake! xx

  4. So true babe. A few years ago a relative got married Easter weekend - which made it way easier to blag that the chocolates for the tables were for an 'Easter party' to avoid the 90% markup, haha! Xx

  5. It's true, but you can get round it by being a bit sneaky. Call it a function or a family reunion.

  6. It's ridiculous, isn't it? I did a lot of forward planning and sales stalking to get bargains but ultimately yeah it's going to cost a fortune. Just have to make sure you enjoy every precious second of the day ;) x

  7. It's so true the mark up on weddings is ridiculous isn't it? My daughter is an MUA and some other MUA's she knows charge £200 for bridal make up!!! She doesn't charge anywhere near that it's madness isn't it? I'm really looking forward to following this series lovely :) You're going to be one beautiful bride xxxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  8. NO! Just because it's your wedding does not mean it should be more expensive. It's not like weddings are once in a blue moon occasion (I mean they are for the couple getting married) but there are 1,0000 weddings that happen every day, all year round all over the world. I don't think Wedding companies/shops/suppliers are going out of business any time soon. They are cheeky. Search for the bargains! xoxo

  9. Underwear!! Trying to find a suitable cream balconette bra for my wedding was a bloody nightmare. Normal ones (for my sized boobs that would be black, white or beige, rhats another complaint though) between £20-£50 The only cream ones in my size obviously labled as wedding underwear were between £80-£100.

  10. Haha, it's so annoying, isn't it!? Almost half of our budget has gone on food!

    Tara x

  11. Going to send this to my brother who is planning his wedding next year, ridiculous the inflation of simply 'wedding' anything.

  12. I've always been told to say it's an event your planning for and don't mention the word wedding!

  13. Yes wedding definitely sends £££ to the vendors eyes. We did a lot of homemade bits and shopped around a lot or used friends of friends where they knew they couldn't rip us off. Haha, after all we are Yorkshire cheapskates ;)
    Bee |


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