- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
We finally got the official “budget” off my parents, which will be 5k unless I get a job (And I hope I do soon) I just graduated from college in April and I’m very limited in the jobs in my area because I need something on the bus line because we only have one car right now (Which we are paying off and considering there is a bus stop a block away from our apartment, it wasn’t a big deal) but I haven’t had much luck finding a job, I apply every day, been to CareerLink and they e-mail me jobs as they find them that I have opportunities to advance in, so they don’t send me retail jobs and jobs in my degree are on top of the list, and I’ve only gotten two interviews, so I’m trying to stick with my parents budget just in case I don’t find a job til we move to the actual pittsburgh area (Who has a heck of a lot better bus system than my hometown)
I already have a dress (which I don’t like that much now, sadly, because my mom forced me into getting it) but I’m thinking of wearing an underbust corset in it to make it more “me”but it still doesn’t help the fugly plain jane bottom, but it atleast gets rid of the ruching in the middle problem. and my mom is like holding it hostage, so I don’t know how I can resell it. but im gonna try the corset idea. I also want to wear colored crinoline but it took about five seconds for her to shoot down that idea so im just gonna buy a crinoline anyway on my own (we have extra money here and there just on FH’s paycheck, just not enough to fund a wedding, because all our money saved up went into our apartment in the end)
We already have our corsages, bouts, and bouquets (courtesy of etsy)
We are getting our cake for free, because my grandma is making it
FH’s dad said he’d pay for the alcohol
well, after giving us this budget, they gave us their side of the guestlist. Along with FH’s side, it’s at 194 people. and now with the budget they gave us we want to cut it back or we wont be able to afford a photographer or DJ. The real problem is cutting my side or finding a cheap as h*ll caterer and venue in the pittsburgh area, so I’m welcome to any suggestions. At last resort my parents said they’d cater it themself
but I’m horribly against a fire hall wedding, and so is FH (No offense to anyone having one) but they always seemed tacky to me. I’ve been to a TON of them growing up (and to someone else that thinks they aren’t tacky, but half of the fire halls or related halls I’ve seen in western PA have deer heads on the wall or something that just wouldn’t fit into our decor at all that theres no possible way of covering) Anyywayy. We discussed moving the date up because there’s always the problem of snow in western PA too before halloween, but I’m afraid of offending my dad by moving it onto his birthday (the first saturday in October next year) unless there was some possible way to honor my dad at the reception for his birthday.
So I’m going to really end my post now, I need some advice on how to pull this off – because i’m feeling like im in over my head and that I’m not going to be able to afford it.