Post # 1
I’m so excited to be getting married in March. And I have soooooo much more I need to do. But its so hard, with the holidays coming up I’ve had to take bit of a break from wedding planning.
We both of us have big families. We would like to give gifts to our younger siblings and our parents. I can’t help but feel bad because the gifts this year will not be what they usually are. My little brother is use to getting electronics and stuff like that. But I just can’t afford it with the wedding in 107 days. We are paying for everything ourselves. I know Christmas isn’t about the gifts, and my family knows too. But I just feel bad, even though everyone is completely fine with it. lol
Anyone else had to take a bit of a break from planning because of the holidays?
Post # 3
@Curly W: Hello date twin. I just suffered a mild heart attack because you smacked me in the face with reality when you said it’s only 107 days away!
I am in the same boat as you…Christmas this year is just going to be smaller than usual. I made that clear to my family though as I didn’t want to receive “big” presents from them if I got them something smaller. They understood.
I think your family will understand too and you should just focus on spending time with them and having a good time!
Post # 4
@Madi.So.Excited: We are getting so close!! And thanks!! You are so right!!
Post # 5
I have really put wedding planning on hold for the holidays. Since I knew how close the wedding was to the holidays, I went to Toys R Us in september and put all my kids christmas gifts on layaway. Just picked them up this week! My FI and I are not going to do much for each other for christmas because we have put out so much money already for the wedding (even though he got me an early christmas gift to a hair salon on sunday so I get this grey out!!)
Post # 6
We are cutting back this year as well. I was just about done shopping by Thanksgiving and paid for everything in cash. Also made a budget that I stuck to this year too! Am giving baked goods to extended family as we can’t do presents for all of them.
Post # 7
Your family will totally understand! My brother and his now-wife used to give me really lavish Christmas gifts when they were single and living with my parents, and I always gave them cheap ones because I was living on my own and a struggling law student/underpaid public interest lawyer. But now they’re married with a baby and a mortgage and I’m making a lot more money and living with my fiance, so I splurged on their gift and I know they won’t be able to do the same, and I couldn’t care less. It really is the thought that counts!