Post # 1
Hi everyone I’m in need of some advice, I’ve been engaged for about 6 months now and of cause the planning has been stressful but my problem is after talking to alot of vendors and venue places and looking at our budget I think we’re out of our league. The budget might be too small to afford all the things we need for the wedding. I’m not sure if I’m having a traditional wedding as my family would say for the right reasons. They want the wedding; Fiancé and I aren’t fully sold on it. I’m just trying to figure out what is the right thing for us; I just don’t want to make the wrong decision, or hurt my family.
Post # 2
With weddings, the budget is the main factor of course. You have options though:
- Postpone the wedding until you have enough funds or budgeted enough
- have the parents who want the wedding, pay for it.
- with the money you have, DIY everything and do in a park or backyard
- just go to a courthouse if being married is all that really matters
Post # 3
All that matters is that you have a day that you enjoy (for all the right reasons) and that you can afford.
Your guests should be honoured to be invited rather than hurt over details.
Post # 4
I hear you. Wedding planning was awful. We opted to have an uber small wedding and save money. With the funds we didn’t use on a larger wedding we were able to buy and furnish a house together. It’s one day and totally not worth spending even one redcent on it if iit’s not something you like. Our budget was $35k and I wasn’t completely happy with what we could get with that. Too much not to be happy. We ended up spending about $4,000 total and although I didn’t have the wedding of my dreams I was relieved planning was over. So before you do anything- make decisions and inform family- take some time for yourself to just think about what you want. I wish I spent more time planning the smaller event and making it more special.
Post # 5
Thanks sharksgrl99 Supersleuth CurlyCue for the advice, I’m going to take some time with fiance and figure out what we want to do, and if we do go with the wedding were going to stay with what we can afford.