They always say that you shouldn't compare yourself to other people or be envious of what they have, and I'd be lying if I said I don't. It's incredibly hard not to compare myself to others, especially when I see people my age doing (what seems like) 10 times better than me in every aspect of life. They have better jobs, they make more money, they travel the world, and they slay every damn day. Meanwhile, I'm nowhere near where I wanted to be in life except for the fact that I'm finally getting married, so that does give me a little boost in confidence. The way I see it, if I'm gonna struggle, at least I have someone to struggle with. For richer or poorer, right? But no comparison of myself to others has sent me spiraling like comparing wedding plans.
$41,167. According to The Knot, that's the average cost of a wedding in New Orleans as of 2017. The national average is $33,391. With a measly budget of $12,000, I'm sure you can image me Googling "cheap weddings in New Orleans" like my life depended on it.