Have I mentioned how in love I am with Princess Lasertron and how much I wish that I had several hundred dollars in my budget for a bouquet from her? I'll be settling for some version of paper or fabric flowers that I figure out on my own (thanks, internets) but I'll be drooling over everything on her site in the meantime.
Since the crazy wedding planning week/end of insanity that was last week, I've been dragging my feet on wedding things. We ate cake and discussed designs but I know that what we want is out of our budget so we will have to make some adjustments. The cake was super incredibly tasty, however, a fondant-decorated cake from our baker of choice is $6/slice and for 125 people that puts us over the $500ish that my mother has accepted as, well, acceptable.
Also, my mother (and me and everyone else) may have to accept that doing a second line around the Quarter post-ceremony may be prohibitively expensive. Preliminary research says that the permit is $200 to go six blocks (that's the max) but it's the band that may cost too much for just a short period. I don't think that Madre has a concept of the numbers that I was hearing this week and even though H and I figured we could handle the permit, we cannot take on the cost of the brass band (even an truncated version thereof). So we'll see how that goes.
Really, all I wanted to do was talk about how much I DO NOT want to talk to caterers and deal with that mess. Bleh.