My "cut the coffee?" question of last week resulted in some darn good advice.
To those who said, "do what you want, it's your wedding!" YOU'RE RIGHT!
And to those who said, "give them what they want, it will make them happy!" YOU'RE RIGHT!
The truth is that they're the same thing. I should do what I want... and what I want is for my guests to be happy. I also want to save money where possible so that's where I need to step back and take a look at my priorities:
As you can see, "happy guests" at number three overrules "affordable budget" at number five. While I do want to save money where I can, I'm going to try to stick to cutting back in the "unique elements" and "pretty things" categories.
So, yes, we will have $150 (unless I can negotiate it down) worth of coffee at the wedding. I mean, if I really planned the whole day around exactly what I would want the wedding to be like, there wouldn't be any meat, alcohol, or coffee. The whole thing would start at sunrise and we would eat nothing but ice cream while we sat around and talked at the dance-free reception. I'm not kidding... a wedding geared towards my exact tastes wouldn't be so much of a crowd pleaser. A wedding geared towards what I want, now that'll be worth attending.
How do you prioritize your wedding wants? What would be at the base and top of your cake?
PS Please note that wanting to "maintain my sanity" overrides making the guests happy. I just might have to draw the line in some places!