With less than 7 months to go I decided to review our finances/budget and I'm ashamed to say that I've just lost the plot completely with this wedding! We went from having a very small, informal wedding of just 16 people to a moderately sized full blown do, and I've decided we simply can't afford it. H2b has been trying to reassure me; we'll manage, we'll take out a small loan, we will work more hours etc etc but the whole thing is just worrying me now. That's not how I wanted this supposedly enjoyable time to be like - full of stress and anxiety. So now I've decided to be sensible and cut out the evening do and settle for a lovely meal in a lovely venue's private dining room, with 30 family members and friends. Luckily we haven't invited anyone to an evening reception, thank god.
It's a shame we've had to let go of a few plans and tighten the purse strings, but I'd rather that than have all the trimmings and be stressed and in debt. This wedding planning lark can be dangerous haha!!
Not having an evening do won't be odd, will it? Of course, we will want to mingle with our guests in the hotel bar into the wee hours but I am worried they will be a bit disappointed once they find our there's no evening food/dancing. I'm hoping we can arrange a party at a later date to include everyone else.