Final payments are fun!

posted 3 years ago in August 2013
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I tried to pay off as many as possible a month ago. Only three more to go!!!

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Haha, I know how you feel. We’re making the final payment to our reception venue today, I need to make the final payment to the ceremony site next week, and then the last bit to the photographer needs to be paid. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@SlinkyB:  I like the feeling of not having to keep a mental note to “pay (fill in the blank) with a check made out to *do quick math for some forgettable amount*”

And I like the feeling of not owing anyone. We owe my mom like $2k but we can pay that when the wedding is over and we’re back from the honeymoon. Not an issue.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Now that we have our final number (76), I still can’t believe my parents paid $9,500 towards the wedding. Actually they paid more…that’s just for the venue and food. They definitely paid well over $10k. I love those people.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@SlinkyB:  I feel the same way when we put down deposits (I still have about a year until the wedding, and until final payments are due!) Never thought I’d be this excited about spending so much money!

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

According to my spreadsheet, we’ve paid less than $5,000 of the $15,500 budget :/ Our vendors are all just “Yeah the day of is fine!”  But at least almost all the money is sitting there in the bank account ready to be used…

@TaurianDoll:  Same here.  Mine forked over more than 10k, and his parents gave us 5k (part to be saved for a honeymoon).  I am so grateful – this wedding would NOT have happened otherwise!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lolot:   What’s left of mine are all night of payments too. DJ, priest, caterer…

It’s seems like just yesterday we were booking the vendors and now it’s time for final payment. Crazy how time flies.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree! We only have a few more payments to make! Yesterday I was busy organizing cash for the day of cash vendors. I tried to pay off our limo yesterday and they wouldn’t accept the payment so soon – crazy! Anyway, paying vendors off feels amazing!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Our final payment to the venue gets charged today!  And I do still have to pay my makeup artist.  We actually set up monthly payments to our venue and I am SO glad that we did; we were able to charge each month to our credit card (don’t worry, we immediately pay the balance off!) and so have accumulated a bunch of mileage points.  Last month I also decided to just contact all the vendors about early payments so that’s all set, except for makeup of course.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@elysion:  Oh nice, for some reason I was going to make my venue payment with my debit card today – THANK YOU for the reminder to put it on my credit card and get mileage points!  (We pay off every month too.)

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Doh. Should have organised a credit card with rewards before I started paying all of those big wedding bills! 

Parting with money feels surprisingly good at the moment. I think that’s because it confirms all the stuff is happening 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I feel the same way! We’ve paid everyone off, except my FH pays the dj gets his final payment next week. It is such a huge relief! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re paying off our florist today, and then it’s just our late night food provider (paid night of) and we’re done. 

 

DONE! MUAHAHAHAHA

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We saved cash for our wedding, avoid paying anything with credit card. Tonight I just finished putting all the final payments in envelopes for our venue and vendors. A huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders!!! We were so ecstatic to find out we had over $1,000 cash left over so we immediately put it into our honeymoon fund!! 

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