- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
Hi ladies … I’ve been reading the WeddingBee boards for a while now, and now, in my hour of desperation, I have joined in hopes of gaining some insight from people in the same boat as myself.
I am getting married in Washington, DC on 3/9. I was orginally supposed to be getting married in DE (where I am from), but my fiance and I changed our minds and moved the event to DC. I thought, eh! What’s the big deal? We’ll make it work!
That was in May, haha. Cut to September and I am kind of losing my crap a little bit. We’ve got all of our big things squared away – church, venue, flowers, photos, dress, honeymoon, etc. Essentially, everything has been taken care of except for the reception. In DE, we were going to have the reception taken care of by dear family friends who own a number of restaurants (and a banquet hall). They were going to worry about every little detail, and, like friends do, cut us a break on the BILL, which by DE standards, would have been wayyy cheaper than DC, even w/out the break.
Yeahno. Not so much anymore. DC is making me insane. This is not a revelation … but … OMGOSH it’s SO EXPENSIVE. I did it to myself, right? Ugh. My parents are paying for what they can (which I already feel bad about because they’re not very well off). I am trying to be chill like I usually am, but I can’t help but worry that this reception is going to be everyone in their Sunday best eating bread and water! (I know you’re not “supposed” to worry about “silly things” … and usually I don’t … I think it’s just getting to me … ) My fiance is blissfully unaware that I am freaking out. I could kick myself for being so dumb about this and not thinking about the gigantic cost if marrying in DC.
To add to it – my parents are paying for most of this “reception” and after all these months, still won’t give me any hard budget numbers to work with.
I am super stressing about this right now and feel really dumb for being This Girl. Yes! Here I am … Less than 6 months away from a wedding in “trendy” DC, with a fabulous dress, and no idea how I’m going to pull a reception together. Awesome… — Kelly Hope