Going from unengagement to engagement we knew that budgeting for our wedding would be very important. We did not want to take on debt to finance the wedding, we weren’t sure whether or not our parents wanted to contribute, and while visions of a low cost affair dance in my dreams… we are ending up with more of an “average wedding cost”. Because our wedding won’t be legally binding we really want as much of our community as possible to be present at our wedding to really support our marriage, kind of like a backbone.
So we had been really frugal and saved up and saved up… At Christmas last year my parents wanted to talk about the wedding and finances… They offered to contribute a very generous amount (considering we had no expectations)… Then one Saturday Morning in February JR’s parents offered to contribute the same amount as my parents (which is a majority of our wedding costs/budget)…
Let me just pause… we are both so incredibly in awe that our parents were so generous it seriously changed our life plans…
Since we had already saved up most of our budget before the generous offers from both of our parents offered assistance with the wedding, we decided to buy a house with the now extra fundage… Originally we had planned our wedding for 2012, purchasing a home around 2014, and trying for kids around 2016. This was a serious life altering thing because we were able to buy a house in 2011 and settle in before the wedding!!!!!!!!!
Would you like to see a sneak peak of the house?
Not only are we so happy to be settled into our house but Darby the dog child grew soooo much when we moved in. It was absolutely the right decision and we are still incredibly thankful that our parents were both so generous!
So our best laid plans ended up leading to something so much better!