Is anyone besides me planning to pay for the whole wedding without any help from parents? My fiance's parents are dead so obviously they cannot contribute and my mother doesn't have much money and my father and I are estranged- it is what it is. I can't stand that every wedding book and magazine assumes you have parents to help pay or they are paying for all of it, therefore I can't find much practical advice! Also, has anyone had good experiences w/ Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury? We may have our reception there.