Post # 1
How do you bees keep yourself from having heart attacks every time you look at your budget spreadsheet? My FI & I are already looking at a $10K wedding and although I LOVE what we have planned, that amount of money is just insane to me (still a graduate student here). We’re getting a bit of help from my Mom, but we wanted to fund as much of it ourselves as possible.
I know it’ll be an amazing day, but I need some help coming to grips with how much everything costs!
Post # 3
I’m in the same boat – grad student, 8k wedding, and it still seems like waaay too much.
Mostly I just look at what we’re paying for individual items and realize that I really did spend as little as I could on each of them. It helps, a little.
The other thing that helps when I think I’m spending too much is that we’re asking my friends and family to fly in from all over the country, and so we want to show them a good time for their efforts.
In terms of cutting costs, we’ve used ‘friendors’ and people just starting out for many things, and nixed a few things we don’t need at all. And we are taking everyone who says ‘how can I help?’ very seriously. Good luck!
Post # 4
Don’t add it up LOL. It will make you sick when you are at the end and see how much money you spent on one day.
In all honesty though I just remind myself that I know I would regret this forever if I never had a wedding. I would always long to have that special day.