You see, the original thought I had with the wedding was that we’d be frugal with it, keep it under control. Not just because I’m cheap (which I am) but because I want to be a good steward of my money and I just can’t believe that that involves spending tens of thousands of dollars.
But these last couple of days, I’ve been straight up tripping! That clutch that I really liked from jcrew…$200. Those gorgeous Kate Spade’s…$300. No I don’t think that’s going to break the bank, but I do think it’s against the spirit of the wedding I want us to have. When I was driving home from work, I was like, Dawn you need to get it together sister. It’s like when you’re on a diet and you’ve been so good and finally you just lose it and have a Little Debbie snack cake (mmmm!)…I will not have this proverbial snack cake people!
Don’t get me wrong, if that clutch or those shoes were something I’d be able to wear for years to come, I could justify it. But as cute as they both are, I think they’re one trick ponies.
I’ve been able to do so much (which I’m sure I’ll break down at some point) to keep this affair classy but frugal…from the dress to the all organic reception menu. I can’t mess that up now, I’d be disappointed in myself because I don’t want it to be about how much I spend, but how I spend it. Locally when possible, organically when possible…money spent for the group, not just on me. I don’t know if that makes sense. I don’t want to spend so much on myself because this wedding isn’t just about me…but about me and The Mister…and our families…and our friends.
Okay…I think I’m back on track.
(Don’t mind the ashy hands…it’s really cold up here and there’s only so much lotion I can put on in one day!)