Post # 1
So today I finally sat down and did the numbers on the venue that I fell in love with and its going to be really expensive! We are inviting about 100 people and I cant fathom the amount of money we will have to spend to have our family and friends celebrate with us! My parents are helping us paying for some of the wedding, but I dont want them to pay for all of it.
The crappy thing is, we are going to spend a lot of money no matter where we do it unless we elope and not take anyone with us. (not what we want to do)
I guess I just want to be ok with spending the money and not regret it later, ugh help!
Post # 3
I feel like I’m hemmoraghing money. You learn not to think about it to a certain degree 😉 Also at the beginning you spend a lot doing deposits, buying supplies for DIY projects, etc, but in the middle you hit a lull which is nice. I’m sure I’ll be crying about it again when it gets close to the day and I have to finish the rest of our payments! Ack!!!
Honestly, it’s a day I’ve dreamt about since I’ve been a little girl. I’m not using that as a license to go crazy but if there ever was a day to splurge a little, this is it.
Post # 4
You’re not the only one. My parents are paying for most of it, but I still feel bad. I’ve always been a little “tight” with money so its difficult for me. I keep finding myself saying, “That cost how MUCH?!?” But in the end I think it’ll be worth it… unless you just go way over board… just have to learn what can save money and figure out what is necessary.
Post # 5
I know how you feel. I calculated that it would cost us $120-150 per person for the wedding reception. We anticipate we will have 200-250 (depending how many guests our parents want to invite). We are paying for it ourselves..and hopefully we can save enough money to pull this off!
Post # 6
Yeah I keep telling myself I need to start saving money since our wedding is so far away. Gosh I cant imagine having to pay for 250 all by ourselves! Good luck
Post # 7
Ooh yeah, you’ve loads of time. I had really only been thinking of the per head costs in terms of food, but we’re reckoning on about 13k Euros, so about $15k, I think, for about 180 people – it’s crazy, when you think about it. Don’t think about it!! lol
Post # 8
When I first sat down and wrote down everything that I wanted and then researched I rethought my game plan. I’m diying and cutting costs where I can. What I wanted was a $15000 wedding easy. Right now we’ve got it all planned for $2500. Thats it. See what you can cut and what you can’t. What you can do yourself and such.
Post # 9
oh i totally get it! i just got engaged, and i was freaking out. i think my parents might chip in, but i don’t know.
but it’s like, seriously? i’d love to spend that money elsewhere… oh well.
Post # 10
Yes I am! I am worried we won’t be able to afford it. My poor fiance is paying for 80% of the wedding- the rest his grandmother is picking up. I’m a stay at home mom so I don’t work so I can’t even help out. We have a little less than 6 months to come up with 6,000…*eek*
Post # 11
Yeah, it really sucks too that people jack up the prices on stuff when they realize its for a wedding 🙁 so not fair! lol
Post # 12
We are paying for everything ourselves. The good thing about that is that we don’t have to answer to anyone, but the bad thing is that our budget it totally shot compared to what we had originally wanted to pay. We have finally booked all of our vendors, so I have also sat down and gone over the books. It is more than we wanted to spend, but it is doable. I am planning on sitting down this weekend to set up a payment plan to a special account for the balances that will be due on or before the big day. It does feel good to have all the vendor stuff out of the way. Now I am working on the DIY stuff….more money…
Post # 13
Our parents are paying for the bulk of our wedding. It’s very generous of them, and something they want to do (my mom may be more excited about it than I am!), but even though the bulk of it is not our money, I still hyperventilate about it every so often! I mean… holy crap, this could buy us a new vehicle, or make a pretty decent down payment on a house! I feel so guilty spending this much on one day… but I also see how happy it’s making Fiance and the people around us…
Post # 14
Fiance and I are paying for everything ourselves and we have set a very reasonable budget that we can handle, but still I find myself sometimes worrying about cost and wondering if I can do anything to save dough.
Post # 15
Ugh yes! We have been looking at venues and the prices are just insane around here! I just can’t believe how much this one day is gonna cost!
Post # 16
We are paying for the wedding entirely ourselves for about 150 guests. The Fiance has been working overtime and we are literally saving every penny to put into the “wedding fund”. I am even thinking about getting a part time second job… *sigh*…