When he got off the phone, I suggested that we come up with a better PR and marketing plan for this $2000 wedding thing. It's not that we don't want help (in a financial form or in the form of time and energy). It's just that we don't want to spend more than $2000 on one day. Our money or anyone else's. If people feel inclined to throw money our way, we'd rather apply it toward a down-payment on a house or our post-wedding vacation (for some reason, the word "honeymoon" is a bit too sappy for me).
So now Matt's mom and I are collaborating on the planning piece. We're trying to secure a location. But she's not quite convinced that a $2000 budget is possible. I hope Matt and I are up for the challenge.