The goal that I am currently focused on is a financial goal. We intend to pay for our wedding without creating ANY debt. The caveat is that I also do not want to spend any savings that was accumulated prior to February of this year. I do not want to start off our marriage under any type of financial strain. I want the cost of the wedding to be behind us after we say our " I Do". I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan. (If you don't know who he is please Goog.le !) I have been a listener for several years and am getting Mr. Mixologist on board too as we merge our financial pasts and future together. He might not drink the Kool-Aid like I do, when it comes to Dave, but he does appreciate the basic principles that he teaches. In this economy, with so much uncertainty on the job front and the fact that I live in an older home that seems to always be in need of something, I want to remain on solid financial footing. I will not spend any Emergency Fund money for this wedding. Despite that, we do want to have a nice wedding which will require an aggressive savings plan. So we have been saving specifically for this wedding since February of this year and though we have not set a date, we will be married sometime in 2013. Our goal is to save as we go. We plan to stick to a strict budget and there will be no vacation this year. We will be heading to New Orleans at the end of this week to see some venues, meet with some vendors and get a better idea about when we will be able to plan and execute the wedding we both want. It is an exciting time. I am really ready for this trip. Mr. Mixologist has been very involved in reviewing websites, contacting vendors to schedule appointments, etc. and I couldn't be happier. This is a seriously daunting goal, but I know we can do it.
Thoughts ? Comments ? Questions ?