Today is my friend’s wedding day I’ve been talking about for the past several months!
I don’t have a lot of time but I wanted to pop in and say – Good news!!! I was so worried about our “night out” yesterday night (thinking it would probably be $$$, see the post I wrote about here) but I ended up spending ZERO dollars! Woohoo!!!
How, you might ask?
Well she baked her own wedding cake and the plan was to do that during the day yesterday. What we THOUGHT would be a 3 hour process ended up taking NINE HOURS!!! (Now I know why wedding cakes are so dang expensive!) She made a four-layer, three-teir cake (that’s 3 tiers of four layers each) and the baking, alone, took 7 hours before even factoring in the frosting and decorating.
Aaaaaanyway, long story short, we were at the house working on the cake until 10pm and never went out. We ended up grazing on food at her house (I’d offered to pay for a pizza, but she wasn’t in the mood), s0 the night was 100% free!
There will still be a couple smaller expenses today (I’m picking up pre-ceremony mimosa supplies for the girls), but this will still turn out to be SUBSTANTIALLY less than I’d originally anticipated.
HUGE breath of relief!
Today is the wedding and reception and tomorrow is a second smaller “family” reception (which I’m also attending), so this weekend is pretty packed. I’ll be back on Monday and should hopefully have my budget updated to show you how October turned out and what the plan is for November.
Have a great weekend, everyone!