- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
My fiance and I are getting married October 31, 2009. We are so excited! We have been friends for seven years. We have dated off and on and then four years ago we decided to make it serious. We moved in together and after two years we started talking and planning marriage. We were not officially engaged until February 14th, 2009, but we had our plans laid out. So far the planning process has been easy and difficult at the same time. We used our tax checks this year to pay for just about everything. We booked our Ceremony and Reception at Simmon’s Winery and paid for our food and DJ all at the same time, this place is great they have all the vendors you need, you pay one bill and everything is basicly taken care of.
The honeymoon is also already taken care of we are going to St. Lucia of Sandals resorts. We have never been out of the country and have not had a vacation in about three years. We are so excited. As a couple that has already been together for so long we are excited about getting married but I think we are more excited about the honeymoon and we feel a little guilty about that. We plan to try and get pregnant when we return from our honeymoon as we are not getting any younger and I would like all of my children grown up by the time we are ready for retirement.
We already ordered and payed off our flowers (a gift from one of my bridesmaids), but can you guys believe how expensive the flowers are, oh my goodness. My boquet by itself was $85.00. I think that things should not be higher priced just because the word wedding is attatched to it.
We are still trying to pay a few things off and having a few finacial difficulties with it.(I just took a pay cut at work that is hurting us badly) He picked up a second job to help pay things off, but we are still trying to catch up the past due bills, and not much has been able to go towards the wedding. We have our preacher reserved but not paid off yet. We still have to pay for our cake and our photographer. It sounds great right, but these are expensive pay offs and we are a little scared. We are planning a large wedding, but we had no idea that even though we are going elegant yet simple that things would be this expensive we have already spent over 13,000 and will have spent about 15,000 once everything is paid off. Wow.
We are not dressing up in Halloween costumes. We were afraid it would make our wedding a joke to everyone, so we are going traditional formal dress. But we are allowing the children to wear costumes if they want and setting up candy bowls at all of the tables for the children to "trick or treat" during the reception, so they are not too angry at us for having our wedding on their holiday.
I would love to hear about other weddings out there that are going on in October. And where you all are in making your plans.