Our 4th lovely daughter Rachael has never asked for much. She’s always been a hard worker, had a job in high school to help buy the things she wanted and has held jobs in-between college semesters. So, when she came to me and asked this vast question I didn’t know how to respond.
“Mom, what’s the budget for my wedding?”
I wanted to be able to say, you’ve worked so hard and your dad and I love you so much, we’ve got $10,000 sitting in the bank just for your wedding. But truth be told, we don’t, and most weddings cost at least $20,000…
So, I humbly said, “Umm… Do you mean today? Well, today there is no budget. Meaning, we don’t have money for it today (we still have two in college). However, if we are frugal and wise with the little we acquire along the way, it will be the wedding of your dreams-I’m sure of that.”
Rachael didn’t seem to be concerned in the least. She’s discerning and wise in money matters and immediately set her mind to be creative with her resources and find a vintage wedding dress for the least amount of money.
It’s actually exciting and fun to be thrifty with your spending. God blesses our efforts and we never miss out on the pleasures of life—it seems as though they’re even more intensely pleasurable!
Back in the day many weddings took place on the family farm with all the family and friends decorating, picking flowers from your fields and cooking for the big day.
Our wedding preparations began this past weekend. The men worked in the fields preparing it for the reception festivities. The girls and I went vintage shopping for the wedding dress and bride’s maid dresses.
Oh the fun we had!