“I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!”
This quote instantly came to mind when I began thinking about saving and paying for our wedding. Only I swapped out the shoes for a wedding, and envisioned Mr. W and myself living in a cardboard box after April 2015. OK, not really, but weddings are super expensive, and Detroit has quickly become one of those cities where the cost of weddings are getting pretty expensive. (Dang, I thought I lived in the Midwest, not the East Coast.)
From the moment we became engaged, I kind of had an idea in my head of how much dinero this wedding would cost. I had a ballpark figure of how much our folks would be pitching in (which is pretty much our reception venue, food, and beverages), but pretty much everything else, Mr. W and I would be responsible for.
Don’t get me wrong, I am so blessed that we both have families that are in the position and WILLING to help us cover the priciest part of the day, but the other little stuff begins to add up. I had initially budgeted that all the extra “stuff” (i.e., photography, linens, chairs, bouquets, boutonnieres, reception centerpieces, day-of transportation) would cost us about an additional $10k (eeekkk), which we are pretty close to hitting. This is not including bridal party gifts, invites, and other little costs that I am sure we will incur.