Well Ladies, I just added up again how much this wedding is going to cost. I have been pretty ...
Why do weddings have to cost so much? Why can't it just be easier???
My FH and I are paying for most of the wedding by ourselves. My mom and stepdad said they would help with a little, my dad and stepmom paid for my dress and might be able to help with a little more, and his dad and mom are paying for the rehearsal dinner and flowers. So this will help, but still leaves most of it to us. We are hoping to stay right around 10,000. Which seems like so much but when you start adding everything up, not so much.
I've been trying to think of a million ways to cut costs. Our guest list is already pretty small...90 to 100 people. I'm planning on doing as much DIY as possible. Our ceremony is free and to put a tent up its only $750. The tent and tables and everything definitely adds up.
I've been searching for photographers and DJs that don't cost very much.
It is just all so frustrating. And it doesn't help that the FH is starting to freak out about money. We live 4 hours apart right now and he'll be moving here by August at the latest. He hasn't been able to find a job, which is why he hasn't moved yet, and he only has his part time job to transfer with. He is afraid that when he moves, he won't have enough money and he'll have to take money out of our wedding fund to help pay bills.
Him freaking out makes me stress out more.
Sorry for the vent...I just needed to get it out.
How are you all planning on saving money or not spending as much money?
Thanks for listening! <3