Early. So early, I don't even have a ring yet.
But no matter! I, just like every other woman out there, am thinking about that big day. I'm not booking locations -- though I admit to taking phone calls at work about venue sizes and catering costs -- I'm just sifting through all the wedding information out there so that when Chris proposes (and he will) I will be ready!
We agree that if we had $20,000 it would be put towards our first house, so we'd like to do a wedding under $10,000 for a few reasons:
- We don't have any more money than that to spend;
- It helps us keep our guest list in check since family members already make up about 60 people on our (preferably maxed at) 100-persons guest list;
- Chris bet me we could get married sooner rather than later if I could do it under $10k (and Lord knows that 's a bet I'd love to win).
The other thing to remember, as an FYI: Chris doesn't really get the whole "wedding" thing. I talked him into accepting marriage, but the big wedding just isn't his thing. Truth is though, I don't think it's mine either. So ladies, throw away your notions of yours truly in a big puffy white dress with 250 guests and a six-course meal. I'm going old school...
My ideas so far (and I promise there will be dozens more on this topic):
- Outdoor picnic/tea party theme
- Morning ceremony, noon reception, photos post-reception when everyone is just a little bit tipsy and very, very, very happy
- simple lace dress: sweetheart neckline and mermaid fit
- vibrant-coloured shoes
- Purple iris bouquet
- No attendants (but if we have any, just the MOH and BM for signing the registry)
- BBQ steak from my grandparents' Maple Manor Farm, baked potatoes, cold salads
- Handmade invites and a wedding website for RSVPs