- 3 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I figured with all the crazy stuff going on lately I better check up on my wedding budget…ha ha ha ha ha. HA! With this new idea that I will have two wedding sets and the fact that they are not a part of normal bills and what-not I included them in the budget. We decided that getting married at home with a non-denominational officiant would be nicer than the courthouse…haven’t confirmed with her yet though and by the looks of my budget we might have to go to the courthouse! Sheesh! How did it get so far off course? Well the rings I picked had a lot to do with it, but anywho…
Then our furnace (boiler? I don’t know what it’s called) konked out last week, we found out we were all getting carbon monoxide poisoning and everything in our house is covered in soot. Luckily we rent, paying to fix all that wasn’t my problem. But because of that our livingroom needs to be repainted badly. My landlord has a standing rule, you want it bone white he’ll pay for it. You want it any other color you pay. So we could get it painted bone white for free, but I HATE bone white. I want a steely blue, a lighter slate blue with white, white trim. Which means we pay. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the wedding we could let this go several months, but now we have to paint it by the end of March, so it’s money we need before the wedding.
Our original budget of $2,000 or less for everything has now sky rocketed to $3,712. Which may not seem like a lot to some, but damn, that’s almost double! My Spanx are gonna cost more than I paid for FI’s ring. Ugh! We’re not even having a real “wedding”. I mean, yes it’s real, yes it’s a wedding, but we’re not having a venue, a DJ, a Photographer, favors, a huge cake, etc… Our venue is our free house, my iPod is the DJ, myself and my tripod will be taking most of the pics, no favors, our cake is tiny and cost under $100, I’m buying a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store, cutting off the stems and wrapping it myself, I DIYed my freaking jewelry. How can we be spending almost $4,000???!!!
There really isn’t any point to this post, I’m just sitting here in shocked disbelief. I was blissfully ignorant up until this point, living my happy life free from wedding stress (except 3 days that nothing seemed to work out)…well all that has gone right out the window. I have a couple weeks to come up with over $1,000. Yay!