so we have been engaged for while. We have children which takes big chunk money. Paycheck to paycheck is how we live and in small place not big enough for us. we thouģht we could save up for just small wedding (we are not interested in big, but want more than at court house.) Unfortinatly we are only estimating $500 as what we need for help. We put cost of licence, the person going merry us some in for them even though he would do it free. Cake and food. We dont know were we are doing it, but some where everyones family can come (kids too) that we will deturman with amount we have left (we mostly skipping decorations, we picked up free artificial flowers that we liked which added up to nice amount and some things keep kids busy. Everything is found in free boxes or stores going out 75% offf that we did get. It took 3 years round that up. We are not doing dressy dress we believe wearing ourself you can call it so thats no cost. We love ideas, but best part being together with both sides of families too (we are limitting 50 people at most.) I do know sometimes we might be over the amount since its a estiment. We know where the extra going to or if we get more than asked. Instead honey moon exactly, we will do where we pitch in so much as fund for buying house, so much to his dad (do to health), my mom (health thing), and ronald mcdonald house donations. Why? RMDH had helped us while we had our youngest in the NICU, they are helped seldom other than popcaps. We know the feeling of being far away, luckly at that time he was employed through thoughtful to let him off till our baby was out and get keep his job. Im stay home we believe wife stays home (mom too.) Being closer to that hospitel than our NICU naibor and luckly not as long as coulda been, some like them live much longer distance and longer time stuck there. This depends if amount percentage makes senceto devide it other wise last ones but not a house. Thank you.