Cost/Guest List- It's all cut
Oct 12, 2009
So when I started this process I told my mother that my fiance and I were trying to stay within a budget the we could afford & the guest list was going to be small. Well she got upset and said that there are certain people for sure that we have to invite. So once I just said ok the most that can fit in the venue is 250 that is the number we are sticking to.
Well fast forward 2 months and it is time to put the deposit down and I trying to make sure she knows what all this will include with this being done...the deposit is NON REFUNDABLE. The venue has a selective list of vendors you can use. So will my h2b and I look over the menus we picked our #1 & #2. Then we looked at price. So happen the #1 was the best deal at for 250 people that would $7500.
Now my fiance and I are trying to stay within a budget of $8k no more than $10k. I told my mother this and she had a hot flash, menopause.
She is going to tell me to try another place and I told her that it wasn't going to get any cheaper, due to this being about $20 per person and then the taxes, gratuity and set-up fees.
She had always told me when my big day came that I would be able to have what ever I wanted, but now that it is here she is in shock. I know she has good intentions, but in the end I can see myself getting stressed out on who, i.e me, how am I and my h2b going to pay this large amount.
So I told her that we were going to cut the list. She got mad. I told her until she is able to give me a budget to work with my h2b and I are working with our budget and that is that.
Why am I going to be stressed on a day that is suppose to be the best ever.