Financial Stress of the Wedding Kind
Okay, I better slow down this stress, since I have about 14 months to go. I really should be concentrating on the last five weeks of PE studying, however, I’ve been playing with money to figure out how we’re going to pay for this wedding.
I am very lucky and my mom and dad are BOTH contributing to the wedding fund. Also, I have a nice little chunk of change saved over the past year. Still, planning a great party for 250 people AIN’T cheap! I tried to do a “feasibility study” for different reception venues (I’m such an engineer!), and determine if we should just cross them off immediately or not. It was seriously stressing me out yesterday. During my two hour AASHTO review session, I spent about half of it thinking through how I’m going to do this, save money, etc.!!! Seriously stressed.
I came home and talked to Matt about it, opened up a “wedding” savings account today, and played with the budget more. I think I’m feeling better. I think the worst part is the fact that I can’t really make decisions until I visit Cincinnati in May/June. So I have 2-3 more months of just worrying.
I played with the numbers a bit more today and figured out where we can cut things (Thank goodness we’re doing the ceremony at my hometown church!!), and such. It’s going to be doable, just tight.
Anyway, I also got a book while we were at the library studying:
(source: Amazon). This is where we’re thinking of going on our honeymoon. We’re planning on the wedding being mid May and then going to Lunai. Apparently, this is the PERFECT time to go to Hawaii. It’s just after the busy season (mid-Dec through mid-April) and right at great weather in Hawaii.
Matt and I discussed our trip a bit during an impromptu date at Joe’s after studying. I had two glasses of wine and the spring roll appetizer. (Due to the impromptu-ness of the date, the camera was not brought along. Imagine something that looks a bit phallic, full of veggies with delicious peanut dipping sauce).
Have you ever been to Hawaii? Any pointers?
And we have our cruise coming up in 5.5 weeks! BRING ON THE SUNSHINE!