(Closed) Need to make money or save more FAST

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance and I landed in the same boat. Between having to move the date up by a few months (it was double booked, awesome!) and me being a full-time grad student, the money’s a bit tight. Here’s what we’ve done so far:

-Sell things. Extra furniture, antiques (but not family heirlooms), books, DVDs, whatever. Try craigslist or kijiji or ebay, but you would be surprised what you can get money for.

-Take little extra jobs. For me it was a short term contract doing some tedious data entry on weekends. Anything to add a few hundred here or there.

-Be really brutal with the wedding budget. For us it meant cutting floral centerpieces, and postponing the honeymoon until next year. Maybe cut down the guest list.

-Be prepared to swallow your pride and tell loved ones (family, friends, etc) about the money issue. It’s so embarassing to admit that you are having trouble paying for the wedding, but maybe they can help with advice, time or a loan. You won’t know until you ask.

I’m not going to tell you to just give up and go the elope/city hall route (which you will see a LOT on these kinds of threads). If someone wanted that, they would have chose it in the first place. Getting married with friends and family is worthwhile. Good luck, I know how much this sucks, and how stressful it can be, but hang in there!!! 🙂

Post # 5
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10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you ask your parents for a short term loan for some of it? It would be better than charging things on a credit card if you get desperate!

Post # 7
Member
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Good luck. You just need to be super stingy with your money for the next few months. Dont go out to eat, Dont spend any money on anything that you dont NEED. Its hard but you would be surprised how much money you spend thats not needed if  you go through your bank account history. Ask for help if its avalible. In the end It will all work out, its just getting there.

Post # 9
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7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Get a second job. Do you have anything to sell that you don’t want?

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