Ok I was wrong- very wrong! I stated boldly that I was NOT going to be THAT blogger that was consumed with my wedding and just post on that. I also did warn you that I would be asking for advice because I have no idea what to do in many aspects of planning my wedding. So I want to retract my statement and say that I may be THAT person after all. I could possibly post more than I thought about wedding thoughts and ideas.
Right now I am stressed to the max because I truly am blindsided on how much weddings are. I have my name on 2 locations for my date and I have until tomorrow to make my decision. The catering is what is KILLING me! Both locations have their own caterers that we have to use and both are very expensive. In fact it’s the catering that will make or break the deals. We’re talking 6000$ on the food, waiters, plates, etc that is involved in the catering. Yikes! Then I can barely think of the cost of alcohol because that is another couple of Grand. My friends like to party and some family members will need to partake in a few spirits themselves so not having a bar is out of the question. I'm waiting as i write this for a reply from one of the caterers.
You see I am in a bit of a dilemma. My little mom lives in Montana very far away and there are no direct flights that even exist from Dallas into Montana. Some airlines don’t even fly to Montana after September 30 because of the snow. Mom and her husband may even drive and we have to make sure all the highways are open for safe travel so that rules out Fall or early Winter months. I could do a fantastic outdoor wedding but only in the fall here in Texas. SOOOO, i have no choice but to have an indoor wedding where there is air-conditioning AND wheelchair access for my Dad. Now that we’re talking indoor venues, cue the sound of dollars shuffling like a deck of cards. Cha ching Cha ching too for added sound effects.
Next true concern is that with the chairs (3$ a piece to rent thank you very much), the food , and such, I cant afford to pay for all the dozens of kids that belong to my friends and family. I know this is a very very very touchy situation and I get that. However , it will be an evening wedding and we’re talking close to 50$ a head (big head or small head). I still need a dress, a wedding ring for my honey, a honeymoon and so many other expenses that those few thousands of dollars would be needed. I’ve already spoke to my best friend and a cousin and they both understood but I’m afraid others might be upset. I have to look on the web to get suggestions of nice protocol on how to word this on my invites. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE know that I love and adore children and the boys of one of my closest friends even call me Aunt Holli and spoil them rotten. We wont even go into how much I love my nieces and cousins kids. It’s something that I have to do in order to have a ceremony/reception that will be halfway decent and memorable for me.
Have any of you had or attended a wedding with no children?
I’m excited that I’m going to my first Bridal Show this weekend in Ft Worth. My girlfriend is meeting me there Sunday morning and we have free passes to get in. I don’t know what to expect and what all goes on at one of these so I’m looking forward to it. I also have an “idea” of what style I want my dress to look like. I have a weekend coming up with my besties to spend the day trying on dresses. EEEKK. Cant wait!
These are my thoughts for this Thursday. Thanks for listening. Xoxo