Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Revised Wedding Plans

So I just might have made one of the most grown-up, responsible decisions to date......We have completely changed our wedding plans and hopefully with this change it will save us about $10,000 (or more). I've been bouncing ideas around for quite some time but just recently decided to voice them and when it comes right down to it.........It just doesn't sit well in my stomach that we were going to spend such a large amount on the wedding. We've got a new house and our project list for improvements keeps getting bigger and bigger as we find more ways to build equity. I think I would rather take the money we would have spent on the wedding and put it into home improvements. Some of you may think I'm crazy, but I've got to do what feels right for me (and Don).

So as of last night........we have decided against the grand hotel, crystal chandeliers and ballroom that takes your breath away. Instead we are going to have an outdoor, down-to-earth, more casual event. Even up to the last minute I wasn't sure if this decision was right, but when I woke up this morning and felt like the earth had been removed off my shoulders I knew this was the right thing to do.

If it's even possible......I'm even more excited for our wedding today, then I've been the past 8 months since we've been engaged! I'm proud of Don and I for having the courage to stand up and do what is best for US........

7 comments:

Kate_Edwards said...

It will still be beautiful Amy and the end result will be the same...actually even better beacuse you'll have more money :)

Non Sequitur Chica said...

YAY for you being even MORE excited! Your wedding is going to be fantastic!! And either way, you are going to be MARRIED!

alissa said...

this is seriously the best decision ever. im speaking from the other side of the fence and wishing id done the same thing!
seriously - nice work :)

Kimberly said...

Congrats on making the choice that was best for you. When my husband and I were planning on wedding, we opted to do a lot ourselves - yes my parents would have paid for the big splashy wedding, but the money went to better uses (home improvements, our honeymoon, savings). And now that we are pregnant, we see that it was probably the best choice we've ever made.

Bridgette said...

That sounds awesome! If I could do the same thing, I would. I would have an outdoor wedding in our backyard! But, we didn't have our house yet... I can't wait to hear more about your new wedding details!

jessica lynn said...

yay! it will be just as beautiful, i am sure!

Abbie said...

It'll be amazing. Plus, you can actually use the money saved on something else... a honeymoon, renovations, whatever!