- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Truth be told, some of my FAVORITE posts on the Bee are women who swing fabulous deals for fabulous weddings and wedding related things… I think it shows a lot of personality to control a budget really well, and still have a wedding that highlights the tastes of both the bride and groom.
That being said… I feel outrageously guilty for all the money that we, my parents (who are footing the chief of the budget), and FI’s parents are going to drop on all the wedding and pre-wedding related costs. With around 300 people, we’re spending about $100-$105/person… in addition to flowers, photography, videography, church, licensing, rings, dresses, tuxedos… etc etc… it’s like the costs keep going on and on!
Fiance and I have put aside a lot of money for this wedding, as I know my parents have (I’m their only daughter, and being Asian, they sort of assumed they’d be paying for the WHOLE thing), and we’re trying our best to swing deals without sacrificing quality, and trying to hire local, independantly owned vendors (with the exception of our reception, which is at a Westin… but my parents felt a hotel venue was the best for all the out of town guests and it’s central location to the city and suburbs…). We’re not going to be broke after this by any means, and we’re really lucky to have a wicked supporting family, secure jobs, and secure finances. We also both agreed NONE of this wedding is going on credit.
But then I read posts about people that spend less than $300 on flowers and I think to myself “What are you doing wrong!? You spent that on e-pics!”
Does anyone else feel like this? At times, I just want to throw my hands up and tell my parents to take a super nice cruise, and Fiance and I will just go down to the courthouse and we can all meet for a nice dinner after! And other times I freak out that I’m not doing enough… or that we’re going to have to spend MORE money than we already anticipate.
Whoa… sorry for this… I kinda sound bi-polar about this wedding, but it just seems like SO much money!