- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I’m a bit of a drama queen. And prone to worrying about what others think.
When we got engaged, we both agreed that we would pay for our wedding ourselves, and that we would limit the budget. We’re fortunate enough that we could save the necessary $30k for the event, but neither want to because it strikes us as silly. So, target budget is $10k (excluding rings).
To do this, we are having a simple outside wedding in a park, with a cocktail style reception at a community centre. We won’t be compromising on the quality of beer or wine, and will ensure the food is both plentiful and tasty. Very talented friends are helping with flowers, makeup, cake, etc.
We’re keeping decorations simple, not covering walls, and using the furniture that is available at the centre. So, all going well, it should look simple, but nice enough. With great wine.
But, my concern. Set up and put away. Fiance and I won’t have time to be there for setup, and don’t want to clear up on our wedding night. So, we’ve asked some close friends and family to help with that. They’re all really happy to help, and it will be their wedding gift to us. We’ll also be buying them gifts, and having a big dinner before the wedding with everyone who’s helping to say thanks.
Some part of me thinks that, since we can afford the big, externally run wedding, are we being dodgy and cheap by relying on family friends to help so much? The rest of me thinks the day will be so much more special because its friends and family coming together to make it happen.
Thoughts and experiences?