so we've been thinking. about the party. the cake. the event space rental fee. picking the right caterer. paying for the caterer. the music. the dance floor. the passed appetizers and the red and white wine at the bar. the lighting. decorations. flowers. candles. and tables and chairs. the invitations and postage stamps and the wedding website. and with all of this thinking and exploring of options and costs and budget and guest list and perfect location and day and season we've decided to decide against it.
and instead, we're having an intimate ceremony. i'm still wearing my blue shoes. but no party. no reception. none of that.
but we are planning an amazing honeymoon.
see, i've had a reception. and it was beautiful. and expensive. and, i realized, when money is tight (and it is) and when i don't have a full-time job (which i don't) doing without the expense of a reception is the way. to. go.
now breathing a huge sigh of relief.