ok ladies first off my fiance and I are 21 and 22 and we dont come from extremely wealthly families, so long story short we are putting together a wedding with a modest budget of $5000. I have been very blessed in my planning process because although my family can't help money wise, the have helped me find a lot of connections to vendors who specialize in "brides on a budget" so the budget has not been an issue! well though I am on a budget I still want an elegant classy wedding! Well today I found a reception venue for $1000 and his Aunt and Mother told me that I had a "Wine dream with a water reality" basically they told me to get off my high horse and settle for less! I dont think I should if we can truely afford it! and then they told me that part of his family will not attend the wedding because it's going to be cold and I am not providing a shuttle service! they want me to change my date and my menu after it has already been finalized! Oh and they were upset because I got my dress at David's Bridal and not a THRIFT store!!!ok ladies thanks for letting me vent! I feel much better!