Saturday, April 17, 2010

First wedding payment down

I've made the first wedding payment! I booked the venue where we're having the ceremony and reception. It cost $300. That's almost the whole fee too--it covers the room rental entirely. In addition, we'll have to pay a $50 ceremony fee plus food and alcohol costs.

That's exciting!

You're not confused, though, if you think that maybe you've missed a wedding budget post. You haven't. I haven't done one--because I haven't done a budget yet!

I know, I know--how could a pf blogger admit to such a thing? I have a pretty good idea of what I can spend on what, but without talking to my mother about what she'll contribute, I can't allocate actual dollars. And she won't have this discussion with me over the phone, so it'll have to wait another month until I see her. In the meantime, I am only booking that which I know Peanut and I can pay for ourselves with my $5,000 and his contribution (TBD). So far, that will easily cover everything planned right now--place, food, photography. Nothing else is really necessary (well, maybe the marriage license fee and the officiant fee, but those aren't huge).

In non-wedding related news, I panicked today because I realized that I forgot to register for my summer thesis seminar, the very last and only thing required for me to complete my master's degree! I've been so busy writing away on the thesis and calculating student loan repayments that it never crossed my mind, and registration opened two months ago. I applied for it today, and hopefully will get confirmation that I made it in next week. This also means that I'll be paying $3,000 out of pocket in a matter of weeks and registering for my last tuition reimbursement payment from work.

And in non-personal finance related news, today is my birthday and I'm going to get off the computer and do something fun!


  1. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the update. :)

  2. Happy Birthday!

    It's exciting to see wedding plans sprouting on both coasts :)

  3. It's my daughter's bday today, too! We had fun - hope you did too!


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