I’m recently engaged and I was so proud of myself for having researched diamonds so I could understand what the heck I was buying. So I bought the ring, asked the girl (she said yes), and I naively thought my work was done. My big part of the story was completed.
Then came choosing the wedding venue.
There are so many things to do for a wedding. It’s completely overwhelming (and that’s not even including the family politics). There are a million things that can go wrong. You know little to nothing about the process. If it’s your first time through, you have absolutely no understanding of what a wedding should cost. Of course you know others who have done it before you, but their experience (and budget) was different than yours so it doesn’t translate exactly.
Some of the feelings you experience in planning your first wedding are a lot like what you experience when first remodeling your kitchen. If you’re not convinced yet, read on.