Wedding Cake Rant
I have a confession... I don't like cake. This is my struggle. The wedding industry is telling me I have to spend $500 on something I don't like to eat. My fiance, however, does like cake so the battle is not completely lost. I really do want to get a cake to do the whole "shove the cake in your husband's face" thing BUT I just have a really hard time with all of the insane price tags. You could say I'm unconventional but that's what makes me... well me. I didn't grow up thinking I would have a huge elaborate wedding, I'm not a princess. If someone else puts a tiara on my head... I'm going to scream. I am a people lover. When I realized marriage was a reality I started planning things I would totally be okay with. I grew up liking Spanish guitars because my father, uncles, and cousins played guitar. It was a part of my life so I wanted to integrate that into the ceremony. The rest... well I want a party. Where everyone is smiling, laughing, having a great time, and celebrating our marriage. That's what I want.
My real question is... why is everything so freakin' expensive? I will be honest. Maybe I'm super frugal but the idea of spending more than $500 on a wedding dress was so hard for me to digest. I couldn't swallow the price tag. I tried watching "Say Yes to the Dress" but I heard the amount these girls were spending for a dress they would wear once and I almost fainted. I also got a call from a boutique and they told me their starting price was $3000. Say what?! Why?
I don't want to negate anyone else's dream. This is just my perspective. If you have the financial ability to spend anything you want on a wedding, go for it. I can't. I am grateful to those who are assisting us. I definitely could not afford this festival of food and fun without you.
I'm just asking, can I spend less than $500 on a cake or invitations most people will throw away? Can I not have to DIY everything? Can I spend as little as possible and still have the night of our lives? That is my current mission. I just wish that when someone mentions the word "wedding" the price tag didn't jump three times.