Wedding planning. These two little words strike terror into my heart, even though it’s for such a joyful occasion. I want to have a lovely and heartfelt wedding, without all of the annoyingly necessary planning and research that goes into it. Why, oh why can’t it be so? Venues. Save the dates. Photographer. Wedding stationery. Flowers. Guest list. All of that delirious minutiae that go into making a wedding personal and memorable. And I’m supposed to figure that out myself?!
Okay fine, I’m sure some of you would say that the future husband should be involved too, to which I heartily agree! But when your fiance is mostly concerned with budgeting and not so much what the wedding colors should be… it’s not much of a help. Which I suppose is partially great, because then I can have everything I want (within budgeting reason)! But then it’s also partially not-so-great, because I’ll end up ripping out my hair.
And then the cost of a wedding in NYC… astronomical! I’m really really hoping to keep it within the 20k range, which is still a huge amount of money for Dong and I, although we’ve been saving since we started working. Originally, when I was young and naive (a few months ago) I thought that I would love to have my wedding in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, what with the gorgeous surroundings and the lovely glass conservatory-style Palm House-
|my cousin katie’s wedding|