Post # 1
One day I’m all excited about my wedding budget (that I’ve worked VERY hard on) and figuring out ways to save money. Then the next day I’m sick to my stomach thinking about “how are we going to pay for all of this”.
My wedding will be large (we come from big families) but I know that the budget I’ve set is less than most people with even half the guests we have pay for theirs. I have a lot of areas that I’m cutting and saving on costs with DIY projects and family/friends that are able to do things for us such as dress alterations etc.
Does anyone else feel like this? I went to bed last night smiling because I was so excited when I looked at my budget again (I look at it almost daily to make sure we are on track) and then this morning I’m about having a panic attack because I think there is no way we can do this.
Post # 3
Pretty sure we all do this! Some days it seems so manageable and others, you think, “This is SOOOO MUCH MONEYYYY.” I greatly look forward to the day AFTER the wedding when I don’t have to obsess over every dollar we spend because “That could have gone to the wedding!”
Post # 4
@ohheavenlyday: hell yes! I can’t wait to be able to just take a break from spending for a bit. I feel like my bank account is a constant one way exit, nothing goes in, it only goes out!
Post # 5
@MrsMcGyro: What a concept, money going into the bank??
Post # 6
A break from spending, a break from ANTICIPATING spending, a break from feeling guilty if we go out to an expensive dinner because $100 could have gone to, I don’t know, wedding party gifts. August 21st will be so awesome because we can wake up that morning and NEVER AGAIN have to think about what portion of the money in our account needs to be set aside for wedding stuff. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!
Post # 7
I think many of us do this to some degree.
I flip flop constantly between feeling like we’re doing great to freaking out that there’s no way we’ll be able to pay for all of this next month.
I was feeling pretty good until last night when the IRS sent me a letter saying I owe them $495 from 2009…. decided not to freak out, and I’ll look into it later this week when I have time. Life will go on, the wedding will happen, money will be spent, but we’ll be able to eat dinner and pay our bills. (I think 😉 )
🙂 It’s a tough feeling, but you aren’t the only one riding that coaster!
Post # 8
I do suppose the wedding will work itself out. Its just so much planning and money for 1 day that is supposed to be spectacular. I know family and friends understand how much money it is but I can’t bring myself to elope and I want everything to be perfect but I hate how vendors hear “wedding” and all the see is $$$$$$.
Post # 9
This is exactly how I feel. One day I’ll feel like the money will all be worth it and we shouldn’t worry too much about going over our already small budget…the next I’ll be thinking about scrapping the wedding all together.
Post # 10
My dad keeps telling me “Why don’t you just elope”. I’m like thanks DAD I’m your only daughter. But my dad thinks weddings are a waste of money anyway and I don’t think he would have had a wedding if it hadn’t been for his parents wanting him to do things traditionally.