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These Drawings Explain Planning A Wedding On A Budget

Should we elope?

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The engagement.

♫ Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of a team. ♫
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♫ Everything is awesome! Everything is cool when you're part of a team. ♫

Five minutes of serenity.

"I don't know why people say wedding planning is so stressful?"
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"I don't know why people say wedding planning is so stressful?"

The realization that venues book up a year or more in advance.

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Suddenly everything looks like a possible venue option.

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And then nothing looks like a venue option.

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You consider eloping.

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You come REALLY SERIOUSLY CLOSE TO ELOPING.

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Even your mom seems like she's on board.

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Then she starts to cry.

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You end up booking a venue that pleases everyone.

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Completely exhausted, you're thrilled to potentially relax a little and figure out the guest list.

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Take whatever you thought it was going to be and multiply by four and then painfully cut it in half.

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You consider eloping again, but you already put money down on the venue.

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Time to pick out "save the dates."

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You look for cheap options but soon realize anything that has to do with weddings is marked up by 5 million percent.

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You say good-bye to all your money.

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And in some cases comfort your parents for losing all their money.

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The eye of the storm.

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Three months later the invitations, food, decor, and seating arrangements hit you like an avalanche.

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You consider carrying bags of rocks instead of flowers to cut costs.

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Your mom cries again.

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THE. SEATING. ARRANGEMENTS.

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You consider eloping one last time.

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The wedding.

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Everyone cries happy tears.

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