Leida’s real dream is to become a doctor in America and she is willing (but not eager) to marry Eric to help move her plan along. She has some qualifications from Indonesia but cannot practice as a full-fledged doctor. Baraboo has no medical schools (surprise, I know!). So Leida would have to travel to Madison or Milwaukee to take additional courses. Minimum of 50 miles one way for either choice. Buy an additional car? Plus gas and insurance. Classes are not free, so there’s that cost. Books, additional money. May have to stay overnight on occasion, so hotel room fees. Where is this money coming from? It worries me that I have thought about this more than Leida or Eric.
Since Larissa has disinvited Cousin John and his family from the wedding, subtract them from the total of 10 expected for the wedding. You don’t really need a $2400 dress for a handful of people.