Just some random thoughts for Monday… I'm thinking that E & I will either have to A: Scrap all the plans we've made so far regarding the wedding and just do the church thing or B: Move our date. I don't like option B. May 2 is OUR DAY. It's been OUR DAY for the last 9 months. Our wedding day can't change now. I'm attached. So that solves that.
We don't have the money to have the wedding we'd wanted. We don't want our marriage to begin by adding to our pile of debt. It seems like the only way to make this wedding happen is to make changes.
Paying $1,000 to rent a facility without getting anything but the space was STUPID. Don't make this mistake. If you're paying to rent a place- make sure you are getting something out of it. The rentals for our 175 guests are going to cost $2,000. That's 3 grand right there, and that doesn't even include things to eat off of or with which to eat, not to mention people to serve the food. Blargh! Considering E & I have about $5,000 in the wedding fund at the moment, it just doesn't seem smart to shell out more than half of it for rentals. I'm thinking we need to find a new place to hold the reception… and FAST. We are 3 1/2 months from the wedding. Talk about insanity.
I know some of you are probably thinking 175 is alot of guests. And it is. But that's something we didn't want to negotiate. If it comes down to it, we will have the wedding at my parents' church and find somewhere to have the reception that actually includes the things I would otherwise have to sell an internal organ on the black market to afford. Seriously people, money doesn't grow on trees.
Good news- I have my first dress fitting next Wednesday! Dena is busy making my dress and I get to try on the hollow shell of what's to come on the 21st. I hope that the dress' rough stage doesn't totally freak me out- but I know that seeing it come together is going to be so very exciting!
I am so glad to be done with moving. It is such a pain in the arse! I hope that once E & I have a place to live once we're married, we will stay there for a very long time. Even the thought of moving again in the next few months makes me gag.
In case you were wondering, I LOVE my new job. I am so very blessed to be working with someone as positive and upbeat as Evin. She is an absolute joy to be around. I have to tell you, I pray every day that her attitude rubs off on me! And I think it will.
I checked my Twitter today and was surprised to see that I have over 200 followers! I can't believe people want to know what I'm doing. It's kinda creepy, but then again, I love it. Are you stalking me? Because that would be awesome.