- 2 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015 - Stanley Historic Space, Lee's Summit, MO
My fiance and I were originally planning a +$10k-ish bash, which would have required us saving a LOT of money and waiting until June of ’16 to tie the knot. After some hard conversations today, I think we have finally come to a decision to cut our budget significantly and have our wedding in June/Julyish 2015! My fiance has a good job, but I only work part-time currently and couldn’t contribute as much as I thought I could to wedding funds.
Having a bit of a condensed planning period will mean giving up some things, like dream venues…but we’ve decided to focus on priorities over having everything for our wedding be a lavish affair. Location was a huge concern of mine before…I’m giving that up to focus on dress, food, and music. We want to have a fantastic time with our guests and celebrate the love we share…and we cannot wait to begin our lives together.
I know I’ve got to really get started on looking at venues, etc…but I am ridiculously excited and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I was getting a lot of pressure and not-understanding from different people in my life who didn’t think waiting two-plus years from our engagement was a good idea. Also, this means we can FINALLY start planning for real…I’ve been sitting on my hands since April knowing I couldn’t commit myself to anything with the original date being so far out! Just wanted to share my relief and joy…I am so looking forward to finally starting my life with the man of my dreams!!