- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I can still remember how excited I was to start planning our wedding. It was like a dream come true – the perfect guy, a beautiful venue and a magical date 10-10-10. Being an older couple we had the resources to be able to something a little more upscale without putting ourselves in a tight position financially and I was really looking forward to everything we had picked.
Then in April, I fell and hurt my neck. I thought I would get better so I kept working, with modified duties, for over a month. Instead I became much worse, so I took 12 days off to heal. After just 7 days back, I had to go on short term disability. I truly am grateful that it is short term and that eventually I will be better but in the meantime the slashing of my income means that many of the things we wanted will have to go. It is a conscious decision to give up certain things rather than incur deep debt but gosh it hurts some days.We’ve had to cancel the videographer, the band and cut back on the floral budget. I know that there is nothing the hive can do, I just feel frustrated right now and I don’t want to say anything about how I feel to my family because everyone is trying so hard.
Yet in the midst of the storm, there has been grace. Having more time has allowed me to find the outfit for my mehndi for less than half of what I had originally budgeted. And that has been true of many things. My family has really come along side us and my aunt is making beautiful spice boxes for favors and is helping with a lot of DIY projects. In the end I am sure that everything will be okay – it’s just hard to let go of our dream wedding and compromise on just about everything.