- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Let me just preface this by saying that I feel like an utter jerk posting this here, given all of the incredibly difficult things that other Bees are going through and sharing on this forum. Nonetheless, I’m just a little bummed out (and I mean a little), and thought it might help to get it off my chest here. Also, I thought I might be able to get some constructive suggestions!
It’s just a few little things..
First off, I went shopping around a few different stores and I didn’t see any glass containers that kind of fit my vision of what I want for my centerpieces. I am looking for tall, narrow cylindrical vases, without spending more than $5 a vase. Everything I saw was either too wide or too short.
Second, my friend and I went dress shopping and it was really a horrible experience. The shop had a good amount of dresses but I looked horrible in everything I tried on. I have gained weight which probably isn’t helping matters, but I know that I have tried on dresses that flatter my figure before and really all they had in stock looked awful. Nothing for any short, pear-shaped ladies. I think this was probably a matter of the shop owner’s taste, because everything seemed like mild variants of the same few styles. Then I contemplated looking at a bridesmaids dress to order in white, but the largest sample size they had was a size 14, and I probably couldn’t fit into that in bridal sizes.
Last, when I came home, I finally heard back from a caterer I had contacted and the menu is just completely out of reach, budget-wise. I am thinking I need to stay around 25pp, but what I was getting quoted started at 33pp for a buffet dinner with light appetizers, and that was for chicken. That was also with the caveat that rentals alone would add $10-12pp…
I guess I just keep thinking that I’m going to have to settle for a dress that I don’t feel beautiful and serve cake and punch at my evening reception because how much this all costs is out of this world.
Thank you if you’ve read my vent, and if you have any advice it’d be much appreciated!