A blog about spending wisely in your twenties, with advice on everything from cooking to saving money on gas; how to teach yourself to save money instead of spending it, traveling without breaking the bank, and much more.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Vegas Will Probably Begin To Look Good Soon

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I got engaged on Friday and I'm in the "OHMIGOD I'm going get married!!!" phase. Luckily, I knew it was coming (though he still managed to surprise me with the proposal). I set aside a little money and a ton of bookmooch points for when I finally had a ring on my finger. I've got about 11 books and 2 planners now - all for less than $20. The initial "ohmigod I need books!" phase could have easily run me more than $100 had I just waltzed into Borders and bought out the Wedding section.

Now, of course, it's time to start figuring out how on earth we're going to have a big wedding in Southern California without going into debt. Folks have suggested to me that I could have "something, small. Wouldn't that be cute and inexpensive?" To that all I can say is "Have you met me?" - I'm not really the small wedding type. So over the next year I'm going to have to figure out how to balance the scale of the wedding with the size of our budget. Yikes.

We've already determined that our biggest priority is Not Cutting the Guest List. And I know for a fact that I won't be spending $1000+ on my gown alone (it frightens me that people do this!), though how I'm going to go about keeping those expenses low I'm not sure yet. We're lucky that we've got six (2 from him, 4 from me) supportive parents who will be helping us offset some of the costs, and I've got my obsessively organized younger sister as the Maid of Honor - no need for an overly particular wedding consultant with her around! Still, most of the expenses will be covered by Fiance & I. Yikes.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008