- 4 years ago
Technically there’s no ring on my finger yet, but Big and I are pretty clearly on the same page about this, since we’re making guest lists together and batting ideas back and forth. He is pretty traditional, so no real planning will go down till the Official Proposal, but we’re both really excited… And I’ve been stuck in bed for days with foot and mouth, ugh. What do you want from a poor sick girl?
My first wedding cost $13,000, way too much, but it was a dream wedding in a lot of ways. It was 90 guests. This time, I really want it much smaller and MUCH cheaper. In my ideal world, we’d elope, but he doesn’t want that. Okay. Anything to see him smile. Anything except debt or over 100 guests(especially since virtually none of my side will come to Australia from America.)
We had a misunderstanding about a beach wedding, I thought he wanted one so I came up with a concept I liked. I don’t really like outdoor functions, but they can be lovely. But he doesn’t like beaches! When I said, okay, I will scrap that, he said, but I liked your idea, let’s talk about it… Lol. Silly man. If I don’t like beaches and YOU don’t like beaches what on earth are we doing planning a wedding on a beach?
Anyway, latest idea to run by you ladies: an at-home wedding! He owns his own house, keeps it up nicely, if we have, say, 10-30 guests I think it will be simply lovely to clean & decorate & have restaurant catered. I had thought of going to the courthouse on a Friday afternoon, then coming home and saying some vows with our nearest and dearest. Cheap, simple, elegant, the hire for even professional caterers and cleaners would still be much cheaper than Wedding Prices, and I think both he and I would be gloriously happy. (Also, I could have those tulle lights wrapped around everything, even the dogs.)(I’m nothing if not tasteful and kind to animals.)