January is always hard on the budget but with saving for the wedding this month has been even harder.
Everything adds up.
Weddings are just money traps.
I am doing well with my savings as long as I keep going.
Hermit life for me
I have basically been a hermit for this month. I don’t want to wish the days away but payday can not come soon enough. I have been hitting the freezer for dinners. We have been buying a few bits of veg but it is amazing how much food your cupboards can hold.
It’s been a useful exercise.
We had a mini Christmas with my brother and sister in law. It was lovely. We ate and drank. I cooked a big roast dinner with two chickens, stuffing roast veg and cauliflower cheese.
I made extra so I could make a roast chicken dinner pie which was really good. We were eating for a fair few dinners so I didn’t have to cook for a few nights. Home cooking is so much better than take out ( not you Dominos). And a bit more friendly on the hips too!
Most of our conversations are about the wedding.
“Have you called blah blah” “did you hear back from the caterer”
Every one you tick something off the list you end up taking a chunk from budget.
We are doing this together and although I am probably doing the majority of the research and chasing suppliers. It’s a team effort. I would hate to do this all by myself.
I don’t mean making the decisions. Sometimes I wish I could have it all my way. But this is about our marriage not just a wedding. It has to reflect us both. We generally agree on most things but Gav is a little old fashioned.
Keep moving, keep saving
So I will keep scrimping and saving and planning. The lists appear to be increasing.
Still to do;
- Book caterer
- Book hair and makeup trial
- Book band (we have one fingers crossed)
- Buy wedding shoes
- Design invites
- Send invites
- Dye napkins
- Collect vases
- Cake tasting( konditor and cook)
- Buy bridesmaids dresses
- Grooms suits
Is that it? Probably not.
February shouldn’t be too hard on the pennies. With the goal so close I am finding it easier to go without.