Meeting and talking with Sue today helped remind me of how stressful the financial burdens can be on people who are prepping for their big day. There are so many unexpected costs and "nickle & diming" that gets thrown at the engaged couple. Being in that same place about a year ago for my own wedding planning, I really empathize with that struggle and tension it could cause.
As an encouragement though, things get better (way better!) There's nothing like experiencing that special day with your life partner and having the rest of your lives to enjoy, grow, learn from, and appreciate one another. Another plus side will be looking back at those trying times with finances and seeing how you and your loved one got through it.
Sue, I wish you the best with all the wedding planning (hidden costs and all)!
Before and After