I another knotty told me that I couldn't plan a wedding without a budget, but that's the position I'm in and what I'm trying to do!
My parents are divorced and worked out a paying system with my siblings for their previous weddings. Since everything worked out fine with them and I am willing to give huge amounts of control to my parents (since they're paying), them withdrawing at the last minute is not an issue. They will pay the vendors directly so there's no chance of me being left on the hook.
My mother is paying for the cake and dress, and my father and step mom are paying for the venue, table flowers, and food. My brother's band is going to play, so if I pay them anything it will be nominal. My sister and best friend will be doing hair and makeup.
No rehearsal dinner, no wedding planner. My stepmom is the closest thing I have to that.
So, I'm thinking that leaves me boutonnieres, bouquets, decorations, invitations and photographers. Am I forgetting anything? Has anyone else done this? If so, I'd love to hear about it and get your tips.