@nell Infinity scarf? Starbucks gift card? (Have I outed myself as basic???)
@TheDilettantista It's not going to destroy the budget ...it just feels wrong to spend so much on a dress!
@Allison Amen. Centerpieces are dumb.
@andnowlights okay, I could probably find another dress I like just as much, right? There are a million white dresses out there. But this one was the platonic ideal for me. And it is one thousand nine hundred dollars WHICH is insane. I guess my therapist would say this is Unwarranted Guilt. I haven't even spent the money yet and I'm already feeling guilty about it. But then again, you only get ONE wedding dress, right? (g-d willing) (this is what the WIC wants me think right) I'm sorry about your wedding dress. I definitely want to avoid obsessing that I picked the wrong one.
@avidbiologist I tried to say this below but you did it better! Should have read before I commented!!!
Hmmm. I wrote a check to my alma mater yesterday. It was a small amount, to be sure, but I feel good about contributing to a fund that provides scholarships to students (including me, not so long ago). I mean, I regret spending large amounts of my parents' and my own money on my degree, which I easily could have gotten elsewhere, but I don't want current scholarship kids to suffer for it. Without the scholarship I am helping pay for now, past me could not have attended that school, and would not have met my fiancé, so I'm calling the $25 a year worth it? (I also give to my local NPR station, Planned Parenthood, and nonprofit I used to work for (and hated), all in small amounts ... so it's not like my alma mater is taking my tiny dollars away from other worthy organizations?)
AHHHHHH. I have a similar but opposite problem. I found such a lovely dress (it was literally the first one I tried on!). I walked out of the shop sure I would buy it. One week later, I'm like "is it too expensive? this is just one dress! Do I really need to spend this much??" helpppppp, Ester, I need your advice.
@honey cowl And Denver is the best. #303
@steponitvelma Portland has Seattle beat on the public transit front by a factor of 1,000.