anyone else having trouble coping with the cash????

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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851 posts
Busy bee

Definitely not! We’re only planning on spending $5,000, but I’m still seeing rent payments and electric bills every time I get a price list from a venue or caterer. I begged my FI to elope, but he wants a wedding too. Ugh. To me it’s money we might as well just be burning. 

Post # 3
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88 posts
Worker bee

We are doing a small destination wedding/honeymoon for 8K. Funny that it’s him who wants the big wedding. Any particular reason why he does? You should do a pro and a con and include stuff like what you need. Of course you could have a big wedding. Ask everyone to donate Home Depot or Lowes cards and get that new deck too. LOL

Post # 4
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

BOSOXfan07:  Spend the money on home improvements first, then plan the wedding with less money lol.  My husband was actually kind of the same way, he wanted the traditional wedding with all his friends/family, me in a white dress, flowers, etc.  We ended up coming to a compromise and spending around $12k for 3 hosted events (welcome dinner, wedding reception, thank you brunch).  My general rule was to spend 25% or less of what we had in savings on luxuries (i.e. weddings).

Post # 5
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2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a $10,000 wedding and even then it felt like SO much money! It was all worth it in the end, and I wouldn’t have done it any other way.. but yeesh, I didn’t even spend that much on my car!

Post # 6
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67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2015 - Banquet Hall

Luckily we both want a very low budget wedding. I estimate our wedding to cost around $800. We can afford more but we dont need to. Anything more is a waste of money, in our opinion 🙂

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