Tying the Knot in a Meaningful and Memorable Way (Without Losing Our Savings or Sanity)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Up for the Challenge

Matt informed his family we were getting married. I presume they immediately offered to help because Matt replied, "No, no, we want to do it ourselves." He went on to explain that a few of our friends have gotten into serious squabbles with their families over wedding plans. He added, "And in those situations, the people paying for it get to decide. We want to have the control."

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.

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