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

Thursday, January 3, 2008

One Special Day in a Long Line of Many Special Days

So I took advantage of the flight from Florida to Denver to finish one of the wedding books I received as a Christmas gift from Andy.

During my layover in Houston, I proceeded to march right into Borders and return the book (using the gift receipt) for a store credit of $15.62. Since Matt and I spent $7 buying the domain name for this site, I believe we now have $2,008.62 to spend. I don't feel guilty about my deceit; the book was in perfect condition (and it's for a good cause).

Those extra $8 will come in handy, considering the fact that our current budget is very unrealistic. Here it is: (no drum roll please--it's actually pretty depressing)

Location = $250
Photography = $50
Catering = $600
Alcohol = $400
Flowers/Decorations = $50
Party Favors = $50
Additional Food for Snacks= $100
Save the Date Cards = $0
Invitations = $50
Sara's Clothes = $200
Matt's Clothes = $0
Airport Bus = ?
Scrapbook = $50
Music = $0
Marriage License = $10
Cakes = $150
Thank Yous = $40
TOTAL = $2,000.00

There isn't even a miscellaneous section. Yikes!

In all seriousness, I feel really good about what Matt and I are attempting to do. The more I read wedding books, the more I realize that I don't want to put all my roulette chips down on one number. A wedding is a big deal because everyone is coming together in one place at one time, but it will be one special day in a long line of many special days. I want to put lots of planning into it, but, in the end, I don't want to go crazy (mentally or monetarily).

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