- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Fiance and I have been very budget-minded in our wedding dreams. We set a very aggressive budget and also limited our guests to almost all family + 3 or 4 close friends.
As I posted about earlier, we’ve found THE venue of our dreams, and we can afford it. I sent an e-mail out to my parents (all 4 of them – mom, dad, stepmom, stepdad) telling them about the venue.
Cue my mother e-mailing me saying “I guess there’s one other question….how many people? Your stepdad said that there were some people he’d like to invite and I imagine that is true for others, but it looks like your site cannot easily handle more than 150…have you and Fiance started a list to get a head-count?”
So, yeah, I’m freaking out now lol. I basically sent back an e-mail saying “heyyy, yeah we have a list going! My side is up to 58; Kevin’s is about the same. We’d like it to be 100 or less…but yes, this venue can actually hold up to 250 people…except then you’re talking a $3k site fee + $15k food minimum! Here’s my list for you to see!”
Sooo yeah, I’m just freaking out a bit here!
Right now, my mom and stepdad are on a different page than my dad and stepmom — mom and stepdad have said they (all 4 of them) are paying for everything; my dad has not said that.
So, yeah, we’re approaching this as if we’re paying for everything just in case (smart right?)
On one hand, if they DO end up paying, well then by all means…raise your budget if you like. On the other hand, there’s no way in heck Fiance and I can afford to pay for 150+ people. 100 is already stretching it!
Aaaahhh!!! Freaking out! (just a bit)