- 3 years ago
- Wedding: September 2018
My fiance and i are getting married in September, and there have been a lot of ups and downs. We have the budget for a small-ish wedding, but with the works, and that was our original plan. We were going to have a private room in a restaurant, with a dj, wedding coordinator, cake, dance floor, everything included.
After much deliberation, and me feeling guilty for spending all of that money, we decided to cut it down. The trouble is, we have now cut it down to a civil ceremony in a restaurant around mid-day. I will be wearing my ballgown wedding dress, and I’ll need to walk through the restaurant in it, because the private room doesn’t have it’s own entrance. The restaurant doesn’t do decorations, chair covers, music, centrepieces, or anything. There will be no dancing either. Oh, and no cake. This restaurant isn’t bad, but it’s nothing like what I imagined my wedding day to be like.
My question is: Am I giving up too much? My thought is that, even though we have the money to spend on the wedding, I want to save the money for the marriage. But at the same time, I /want/ all of those luxuries that make the day so special. Right now, i just feel like it will be us and 30 of our closest friends and family, playing dress up for one day, and having one expensive meal that my fiance and I pay for. Am I overthinking, or should we go back to the original plan?