Help meee!! Planning surprise wedding/vow renewal
Hello everyone! So my parents have been together for about 30 years (I'm 25 btw) and I know my mother has always wished to have had a full on wedding (they just did the marriage certificate). As for a full on wedding, that's out of my budget, cuz that would mean a full legit Catholic Church wedding, but I want to give the both of them something completely special.
I am completely and utterly overwhelmed though. Looking for venues, party colors, etc etc. If this was how my parents felt when they planned my quinceanera, I have to give them major props, because it gets overwhelming sometimes.
Mainly venues is what is giving me grief. It can get confusing, what with the fees, and then food and beverage minimum, and I don't know what else...and then I see things about liquor fees per person, and I'm just like, not everyone in my family/friends drinks...and some of them are underage...sooo, how the heck does that even work out? And then, do babies even count as a plate or as a person (don't misunderstand, I mean that in scheme of paying for food...okay I'm babbling now)
I welcome ANY and ALL advice, tips, tricks, suggestions to make this an easier process. This isn't my first party that I've thrown (I'm known to have some pretty awesome parties), but this is my first formal (can you call this formal?), fancy-ish party.
I don't even know how I'm going to keep this a surprise from them...maybe from my mom, I think I'd eventually spill the beans to my dad.
...help...please and thank you....
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