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For that reason, I encourage you to ask me any questions and I’ll try to be honest in answering them!
I loved reading all your posts about your wedding, but I didn’t see much about budgeting and how expensive weddings can be. Considering you and your husband are still in school, how did you handle a budget and keep costs down? Have any good tips?
Great question! Maintaining a budget was definitely at the forefront of our minds while planning the wedding. Our parents were wonderful enough to contribute a generous amount to our wedding fund, but it was still below the average wedding cost. To deal with this, Dan and I basically prioritized what was important to splurge on and what we could save on.
For example, we were willing to spend more on our photographer, because we knew the pictures would be important to us throughout our lives. However, we were able to save on invitations, accessories and flower arrangements — sunflowers are big, so you don’t need that many to make a statement!
Finally, we saved a lot by DIY-ing. My favorite DIY project were the favors. Not only were they popular, but really inexpensive in the grand scheme of things!
Now that you’re wedding’s over, what are you going to do with your free time?
Haha, that’s a good question! There have been a few days since the wedding that I’ve gone a little stir-crazy and needed something to do. Fortunately, school is starting up next week and I know that will keep me busy.
I planned a wedding for seven months of my life. I just lived a regular life for another 20 years, so it isn’t a huge deal to transition back. Right now, I’m just enjoying looking up races, planning things with friends and figuring out what I’m going to do with my life when I graduate. (eek!)
Have you and Dan ever had an argument?
We certainly have, but let me explain.
For the first eight or so months of our relationship, Dan and I prided ourselves on never having had an argument. However, since then we’ve learned that arguments don’t always have to be bad things.
Throughout our engagement, we had arguments on little things such as the guest list and reception menu. We’ve also had disputes as we’ve gotten used to living together. However, we are both VERY careful about not taking any low blows. Sometimes we take a step back to calm down, but we never go to sleep angry. That way, we are able to work through our disputes without having them blow up later!
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