Wow it is amazing what the beginning of wedding planning brings to the table. My FI and I have been working on many different options and have a lot on our plate to decide. I will give you the background story...My mom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on August 15. This is a very aggressive type of cancer that caused a large tumor to grow in less than one month. The tumor became large enough that my mom's airway was being compromised and it was very difficult for her to breathe. This led to my mom needing to get a tracheostomy done. My amaing fiance went and bought the ring that day after asking my parents for permission to marry me. I ended up getting a job and engaged (on August 15) all within one week. Needless to say, it has been a rollercoaster of emotions because we aren't sure how my mom's cancer will progress until after about 6 weeks.
So here we are....my parents do not know how much they will be able to contribute at this point because of my mom, but I feel bad having my in-laws cover a majority of the cost as well. I don't want to have to cut corners and settle for anything less than our dream wedding, but I know it will be difficult due to the financial situation. I am feeling overwhelmed just by the whole budget I don't even know where to start with venues and deciding on things for the wedding.