(Closed) Not feeling the big family wedding anymore

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

With weddings, the budget is the main factor of course. You have options though: 

  • Postpone the wedding until you have enough funds or budgeted enough
  • have the parents who want the wedding, pay for it.
  • with the money you have, DIY everything and do in a park or backyard
  • just go to a courthouse if being married is all that really matters
Post # 3
2581 posts
Sugar bee

All that matters is that you have a day that you enjoy (for all the right reasons) and that you can afford.

Your guests should be honoured to be invited rather than hurt over details. 

Post # 4
1638 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hear you. Wedding planning was awful. We opted to have an uber small wedding and save money. With the funds we didn’t use on a larger wedding we were able to buy and furnish a house together. It’s one day and totally not worth spending even one redcent on it if iit’s not something you like. Our budget was $35k and I wasn’t completely happy with what we could get with that. Too much not to be happy. We ended up spending about $4,000 total and although I didn’t have the wedding of my dreams I was relieved planning was over. So before you do anything- make decisions and inform family- take some time for yourself to just think about what you want. I wish I spent more time planning the smaller event and making it more special.

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