So we are having a hard time figuring out if we should just have the ceremony, then take 50ish people out to a nice dinner OR have the whole wedding (would be 75 people)...but way more expensive. There would likely be a $15,000 savings if we go with the 1st option. We are paying for everything ourselves.
Some background: We have a mortgage, need to fix part of our roof and do other repairs as we want to sell our house and get something more affordable sooner than later. We are also planning for a baby at some point next year.
Having a full blown wedding with reception is doable, but then we would be sacrificing some of the things I listed. Of course, having a baby is priority over anything else. But having a baby and then planning and saving for a wedding sounds crazy to me? The little girl in me wants to have my day, of course. But the adult is saying not now child. Shhh.
I’m just not sure if we should maybe have the party 2 years from now (so we can save) and have a baby in the meantime? Or just essentially elope. Go to dinner. Go on a nice honeymoon. Plan for baby. Fix the house. Etc.
Ahhhh sorry if my thoughts are a bit scattered. It’s been driving me crazy!