My fiancee and I crunched some numbers the other day after I've been spending the last week contacting venues and making spreadsheets for costs for every little thing for each place. Turns out with needed repairs to our house (just moved in last October and turns out the entire sewer line needs to be replaced, apparently the sellers "didnt know" and we can't prove they did) we can't afford any of the venues I wanted and got to excited for/started to dream of. We're probably gonna need to rent a hall and contract all the vendors ourselves, which is fine but I know will stress me out on the day of alot and won't be what I really wanted.
I read a few articles saying that only 1 in 10 couples pay for the whole wedding themselves without any family help, and most couples in Canada pay only on average 60% of their wedding costs themselves with the rest covered by family. Nobody in either of our families will be financially contributing, so I can't help but feel bitter about that even though I know we are so lucky in so many other ways.
Anyone else in the same boat, with parents not giving a cent to the wedding on any side? Anyone have creative fundraising ideas?