We met with our planner this weekend and had a long talk about chiavari chairs. At first, I’ll admit—I felt like she and Mr. B were ganging up on me; saying things like “do we really need these chairs?” and “we really can’t afford these chairs.” Pavaune even tried the old, “can you even see the chair I’m sitting in right now?” I could, so that didn’t work! What did work was the realization that my obsession comes from a very deep desire to have beautiful pictures.
Finally, the light bulb went off when one of them said, “You’re going to spend $700 for a few pictures.” That really struck me, because we’re already paying quite a bit for beautiful pictures. We splurged to hire an amazing photographer and it’s so hard to justify (or find the money for) another splurge; again, having to do with the pictures.
So, I finally got it. I finally started to let go. I said goodbye to my beloved chiavari chairs. All until I came across this picture, and my heart sank! A tear might as well have rolled down my cheek. How gorgeous does this look?
The pink and green, which are our colors, really caught my attention, but it’s the chairs in this picture that I adore. I LOVE this look. It’s SO elegant, and perfect for our venue…but NOT for our budget.
I’m sorry to bring this up yet again, but just when I thought I was over it, I fell right back in the trap.
Beautiful pictures. How much are they really worth? What are you having a hard time getting over that you can’t afford to have at your wedding? How did you ultimately give it up?
- Arlington, VA
- Wedding Date:
- April 2011
- Oxon Hill Manor