- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Lately I’ve been struggling with planning our wedding. I’ve been all for it since we got engaged in April. I felt real excitement when we booked our venue a couple weeks ago. But now, I’m feeling kind of down.
I’m not one of those girls who envisioned her wedding since she was little. I’ve given very little thought to it to be honest. I have no vision for it, so it was a big deal when we sat down to talk about what we wanted the most out of our wedding, I had three things: I wanted great pictures/videography, an outdoor ceremony, and a beautiful dress.
Our budget is modest, about half the national “average”; we could spend more, but we want to start out our marriage with some savings, and plan to buy a house soon. But because of that smaller budget, we may not be able to afford a videographer. I may have limited options for my dress because of that as well. And also, because we picked our dating anniversary as our wedding date, and we live in the south, an outdoor wedding would be extremely hot. And there’s not that many options for a backup plan if it rains- tents can be upwards of $1,000.
So it’s seeming like the only things I wanted aren’t going to happen. It’s made me lose all the steam in my enthusiasm to plan. I want to be optimistic and keep in mind that I am getting married to my best buddy, but it’s hard to get over not getting what I want and still spending all this money. Any advice for keeping perspective? Thanks so much.