Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Wedding #1

If you all recall on February 13th, the mister proposed to me. It was one of the best days of my life. I was on my way to becoming Mrs. Williams. Before the proposal I had my wedding all planned out. We were getting married at Sunset on Miami Beach. Then having big reception/party with all our family and friends.

Well once the reality set in that I will actually get the chance to plan the perfect wedding, I realized my plans have changed drastically. I no longer want to get married on the beach. The idea of having sand between my toes in my beautiful wedding dress just does not tickle my pickle. Not only that, a beach wedding is very casual & I am way to saddity for that. I need my guest to be dressed like this is the prom. I need everything to be formal, except my Groom & groomsmen shoes. *They are wearing Converse. LOL Don't judge me!* I am not the Cinderella kind of Bride but I really need things to be as formal as possible.

Then comes the guestlist.... My family is huge! My grandmother has 11 kids & all of them have 2 or more kids. Can we say grandma & grandpa were busy? LOL No but seriously just my family alone was about 100 people. Then all of my close friends. My guestlist was at about 150 people by myself. Damn! Of course I can't forget the misters family & friends. Although most of his family is in Dominica we still want to atleast invite them. So his list is at about 100 people. That brings our guestlist to about 250 people. O_O Let's do the math. Since I am saddity & want only the best most of the reception venues I like charge about $75-$100 a plate. For 250 plates, that's ranges from $18,750 to $25,000. This does not include all the other charges they add on just to get your money.

So what's a girl to do? How do I get my guestlist down from 250-150 people without hurting anyones feelings? Is it a good idea to elope? How about a destination wedding? That is sure to cut the guestlist down. But do we really want to leave so many people out of our big day? How about just going to the Justice of the Peace and handling it there? Planning this weddng is getting to be a bit much. But thank God I have over a year to plan it. Let's see what happens from here.


★Starrla Monae☆ said...

In the end, it all boils down to what is feasible for the two of you. Destination weddings are hot but that would definitely leave out a lot of folks who aren't willing to pay the price or who physically can't make it. Are those 250+ guests helping you pay for your lavish wedding? Be reasonable because you don't want to be in debt for the rest of your life after this. The cousin twice removed from the father's side by his maternal uncle doesn't have to be there either! I'm sure you'll come up with a suitable plan. Good luck!