- 9 years ago
- Wedding: August 2009
I wanna cry, I wanted to keep my budget at 15,000 and vowed I wouldn’t go above it; now it’s reaching 22,000.
People keep adding guests, vendors keep going up on their prices, My bro just told me his 2 kids may come after all; I asked him 4 weeks ago!!! I already added more friends, he could have told me I wouldn’t have added those friends. My first cousin said he has to see what his son’s schedule is; I didn’t invite his son it said Mr. and Mrs. there was NO Aand family; now my FI tells me his dad’s girlfriend might come after all; she wasn’t on the LIST!!! They could have told me; I already have an alloted number; the maximum is 70 but I wanted to keep it at 50 and keep it simple and elegant; now it’s ballooning and I have to shell out my money to pay for all these people; they could have told me beforehand
rule of inviting; invite family first and send out friend guestlist later, I want to cry, I never wanted to spend a lot of money that’s why I kept the guest list small; 4 people
easily runs it up to an extra $1000; not cheap, not cheap indeed; now these are people who are legitimately should have been included; but they should have told me beforehand, I could have bumped others off the list to make up for it
A videographer vendor originally agreed to $250 now they jacked it up to $750; my dress budget was $300. I got one, but now the alterations are as much as my original dress budget; if I’d nown alterations were thta pricey I don’t think I would have gotten it
each dollar is hard for me to spend, I’m covering this wedding, my FI is covering the English wedding, I didn’t want to spend this much I wanted to save some for our house
my FI is helping his family with hotel and the rings, he’s going to take care of our reception in England, I have nothing to contribute to that after this, its all going to our house.
it’s overwhelming; don’t people know it costs a lot of money when they add people and don’t tell me when I ask them?? I’m freaking out because I never wanted to spend this much money for one day.
My FI just told me he needed 3 more invitations; aw, I could have chopped off from my own friend’s list I can’t deny him coz he doesn’t have many because they’re all from Europe, but I could have added less friends
feel stressed and bummed now 🙁
if I could have done it all over again, I would have invited friends last
my friends say I’ll be getting cash gifts but I dont want to depend on that, and It’s not nice to look forward to the cash gifts, a bit mercenary if you ask me; another friend told me not to stress, she spent 20,000 and got 10,000 back in gifts and cash
is anyone else stressing out about expenses? or am I the only one hyperventilating, (breathe in…breathe out…)