Yesterday I came to the realization that budgeting is now a large part of my life. Graduate School, Old School debt, Wedding, Crossfit? Yea somethings gotta go…. I was naive to think I could have it all. As I start thinking about the wedding and the infinite details that matter within it, I begin to realize how ridiculously expensive the “happiest day of my life” was going to cost me. Now for those of you who know me personally, you know that I am a fan of eloping and doing things the simple way but I am also a Mexican woman who was brought up with very traditional Hispanic values and morals. What that means is that I have a very large family that will want to attend, not to mention the large amount of friends that Steve and I have.
I don’t really understand the above quote because don’t these also apply? “The greatest things in life are Free” or “You can’t buy Love”? HA!!! Tell that to the wedding vendors and flower shops. I have started to think of the things that really matter for that day (Besides the Groom of course)….
#1 Photographer!!! Pictures are going to be the only keep sake we will be taking with us from that day
#2 People (The right people- our parents, grandparents and siblings are most important) and yes… Tanya you are included in this (my maid of honor) Please note- guest list has not been determined due to uncertainty of the wedding size. (We are hoping for something small)
#3 Priest- He has to know Steve and I and speak of our relationship and new adventures to come from someone who knows us individually. Not a generic message that I won’t remember.
#4 Music- for some reason the one thing I look most forward to besides the actual vows are the first dance as ‘husband and wife‘ and the father-daughter dance. This is the moment I have dreamed of since I was a little girl.
Yup- That’s all I have thought of so far. Steve has been great- kindly ignoring my one million questions…. hahaha! Although he did give a response when I asked about a color for the wedding. His answer “blue”…. such a dude answer But one that I can definitely work with!
My mind quickly started turning and ideas continuously popped in….See what one little response does to me?
He’s probably better off ignoring me