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02 April 2010

Possible Budget Resolution

Yesterday's April Fool's post earned me the highest daily click thru's on the blog since it began last July. Wow, that's crazy. Apparently I disappointed a lot of people. And one person used it as a spin-off fooling to my poor best friend.

Anyhow, during my mass procrastination and crying fest last night (over homework, moving and not having time for either) I cracked open the wedding budget I started in the very early stages when we were still planning a cruise wedding. This was about 5 date/ location changes ago. =) So yeah, opened that sucker up, added a bunch more tabs, and feel pretty OK with it.

On the Vegas Only tab, I am including Vegas-specific items. If it can be used elsewhere or won't be coming to Vegas, it's not included. I have the flight/hotel estimate as $1200, though it might be a smidge less. Our huge suite for 4 nights/ 5 days with the major discount is $594, including all fees and taxes. From all estimates I've seen, flights should be about $550.

Other than that, I included tips to the hair dresser, limo driver, photographer, and officiant. The wedding package itself (duh!), the marriage license, the cupcakes and wine (reception), wedding hair, the favors (kick ass polycarbonate water bottles), and a handful of other items are in this list. I didn't put food and entertainment on there cuz I don't really know how to budget for those. Ideas?

Glaringly missing from that tab is the dress, veil, and his suit since we will be able to wear them again. Actually, we'll wear them to the Miami reception. Also missing are our wedding rings, ketubah, the stamp I bought, cupcake wrapper pattern (totally reusable!), "something blue" necklace (I wear it 2-3 times a week already), fake flowers (future home d├ęcor), and a handful of other things that I'll think of in the future.

The Miami reception tab is still relatively blank. Well, it does say "Publix cake" in large letters but is otherwise blank. Ha! I think only Southerners will get why that's such a big deal.

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