Just Saying Options: low budgets and small weddings

So… you’re engaged, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Now what? Well let’s start with the facts. The average Kansas City wedding costs $22,718 and has 136 guests, which is on the decline from previous years. Yes, you read that right, $23,000 for ONE DAY in your life. Yes, one very important day but $23,000? If you, or your family, have that kind of money to spend – MORE POWER TO YOU! However, I am going to assume that most of you reading this are more like me and fall into a category of not being able to afford this NOR would want to OR expect your parents to do so.

*PAUSE* I want to pretend that I have $23,000 sitting in the bank. Oh how I wish I had that kind of money sitting in the bank. The things I would do. The debt that would be paid. The culture and travels I would share with my family. If I didn’t already own a home, it would definitely be going towards that. My youngest will be 16 in 3.5 years… the oldest will be in college in 1.5 years… hmm what could I do with $23,000?!?!? *END PAUSE*