It's always such a trade-off between "stay in budget it's only one day" and "this is a once in a lifetime event and needs to be celebrated how you want it". I'm trying to keep my head on my shoulders but it's so hard when looking at all those blogs of amazing weddings with all the natural flowers and the whole 9 yards.
If it was up to my FI we'd be having a cavemen wedding, seriously. Every time he says things like "why do we need favor gifts for?" or "we don't need centerpieces, right?" I asked him what would his wedding look like if he was the only one planning. He said that he would give everyone fanny packs with all the utensils and everything they needed and just put the all food on a table so people would serve themselves. OMG,FANNY PACKS!! haha well thank god this is not one of those "surprise weddings for the bride". On the other hand he keeps me grounded when I'm just dreaming off about some unnecessary detail that costs too much money.
Bahha your fiance is hilarious! Love the fanny pack comment!!
Those surprise weddings are romantic, but I'm too much of a planner to actually enjoy it haha. I'd want to know and plan every single detail
My FI is laid back in that he doesn't care about specific details, but he wants a nice wedding too. He's actually pushing the budget for some things more than I am, and he was surprised I budgeted on certain things. But he has no idea how much all of the little things cost, and how quickly it all adds up!