Unless you're having a royal wedding, you're probably going to have to make a few compromises in the budget department.
Which is exactly what Taesha and Michael are dealing with.
The issue? While the happy couple is having a small wedding — only 30 to 50 people — they are the ones paying for their friends and family members' plane tickets to the nuptials, a choice that obviously doesn't come cheap!
THE GROOM: "I want less people — I want 30 people — at the wedding, because we're having a destination wedding in Florida. She wants 50 people."
While Rachael noted that that was still a pretty intimate wedding, Michael notes, "We're paying for it" — plane tickets and all.
And that's when everyone understood!
Beyond that, Michael says, "And mind you, we have three kids, and we're trying to buy our first house."
But the bride adds, "I believe I deserve the wedding of my dreams. And some of the people are from his hometown in Nigeria, [and can not afford the plane ticket to the wedding]. I [also] wanted to reach out to some of my family in Jamaica and bring them, and he said that was too much."
As she says, having both sides of their closest family members there will be "really special."
DR. DREW'S TAKE: "Let me just do a little sidebar here: Marriage is a very important social institution, but at it's core, it's about creating a family. And part of that is the financial security [and] the social benefits of being a family. And please let that be your priority. Your husband-to-be has got his head right in the right spot with that."
That said, Drew pulls Michael aside and adds, "Your head is in the right spot, my friend — keep fighting the good fight — but you don't want her being resentful your entire marriage because of these 20 people."
So the moral of the story? Happy wife, happy life!
And while we were making Taesha's dreams come true (you can thank us later, girl!), we decided to make one more person happy — with a free trip to the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, New Jersey! The trip included a stay in the Gold Tower Room and a $100 Resort Credit to use anywhere they'd like. And the winner reacted like this: