Just doubled the wedding budget and I am kind of stressing!
DIY birdcage veil:$10
Hair, makeup, nails:$80
We had originally planned to just have our kids and our mother at our wedding but now he wants more guests; his brother, sister, my oldest sister, her husband, her kids, maybe my two other sisters, my grandma and her husband, my aunt and her husband. He suggested using a family friends property so that's two more people. The property is pretty out of the way too and they have a dog who roams and poops everywhere.
I really had this idea of a simple ceremony. We are asking a friend to become ordained. Our reception would be a small dinner at a really nice restaurant just us our moms, our friend who performs the ceremony, and our kids.
My DF's sister would throw a huge fit if she wasn't invited to dinner after the wedding so that's another $50+ for her dinner.
We would have to provide drinks and appetizers atleast for other guests at the ceremony. Which I would cook myself. So that's more stress. Plus we'll need chairs for everyone at the ceremony.
Then there is DF's brother who is not exactly well mannered. He looks like a homeless person and we'd have to rent him a tux.
To add more stress we have to get all the money together by June and we don't have a cent saved so we will use our tax return to pay some but we need most of it for debt. I get to try and convince DF to keep it simple.