Do you struggle with deciding when to splurge and when not to?
I do! I’m the type of person who walks through a store and doesn’t buy a thing because I think I can make everything. Here’s the script.
(browsing through hair clips)
Internal dialogue: Ooo. That is super cute.
(turn the clip over)
Internal dialogue: are you serious? That is so easy. I can totally make that!
(look at tag)
Internal dialogue: this costs what?!?! No way! I’m making this myself.
Internal dialogue: No vendor is going to trick me into buying overpriced wedding goods. I’ve got them fooled.
Several weeks/months later.
Ok. I’m finally getting to it. Make it… sometimes it works and sometimes it’s a flop!
Internal dialogue: Well duh. No wonder it cost that much. You have to pay for talent! duh!
So what is this all about you ask? It’s about our wedding website. I pride myself on being pretty computer savvy. So I put together a pretty intense wedding website using Blogger which is free. We paid $9.99 for our webdomain and that’s it.
What’s the problem then. Aw yes. It took months to figure this out, but there’s no easy way to password protect the site! At first I thought it would be great to index the page and make it easy for our guests to find it. Uh… yeah.. wrong again! I’m on the job market now and people are googling me left and right. What do they find? yup… personal information about my wedding plans. No likey. So now I need to find another option.
Problem 2: I don’t want just any ol’ free site. I want the same intense awesome site that I had spent so many hours on. What is a lady to do? I’m really leaning toward WeddingWindow, but it costs $80 for 15 months (that’s after putting in a promo code). That’s a lot! do I do it? or go for the free site I can easily use from MyWedding which is pretty nice but not at all as customizable as I want.
What have you done with the things you value? Or am I just obsessing and evoking my bridezilla-ness about this?