(Closed) Spending Money Outside of Wedding Planning

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Member
1608 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am struggling with this too. Each dollar I have saved is one more dollar I can devote to my wedding. Spending extra makes me cringe. Sorry – I haven’t figured out how to not do it at all yet though and still practising up on my decline of the offers…

Post # 4
Member
857 posts
Busy bee

Yes.

We’ve got a charity day in the office and I hate that I have to give money over that I haven’t budgeted for.

Which is awful, because it’s charity! I just wish I’d known about it beforehand and hadn’t been forced to hand money over 🙁

Post # 5
Member
2363 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We had some unexpected un-wedding related expenses and because we didn’t have to pay for the full venue price before the wedding, it helped alot, we just ended up paying some after the wedding.

Post # 7
Member
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I completely agree! Everybody thinks that because we are paying for a wedding that we have extra money laying around to do other things. We cut back on Christmas and have been trying to find other ways to save money. It’s so hard.

Post # 8
Member
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TaurianDoll:  It sounds like you probably should have told them you cannot go this trip – plus it sounds like you REALLY just don’t want to go!  Any and all “fun” trips are completely optional.  Ski vacations are not exactly cheap either!  I guess if you just don’t ski though…

 

If I cannot do something financially, or the money has been slated for something else, I do tell people no.  However, everyone thinks we’re Mr. and Mrs. Moneybags, so that excuse doesn’t always work so then people’s feelings are hurt.  It’s my budget not yours people!

Post # 10
Member
3041 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@TaurianDoll: Come down with something and don’t go! If you feel like this about being cold and spending money right now, chances are that you won’t be the most fun person to be around this weekend anyway. So, I would just skip it and stay at home.

Post # 11
Member
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TaurianDoll:  Would it be possible to shorten the number of days?  Maybe say something came up and you cannot stay as long?  Or just be honest, you want to see everyone and have fun, but the whole winter thing is not your fave.

Post # 12
Member
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate to say it, but “paying for the wedding” has been our biggest excuse to avoid doing things we don’t want to this past year. People get it…weddings are expensive. I guess the next excuse will be “saving for a baby”…

Post # 14
Hostess
8587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Lucky for us, we started planning early. We don’t want to shuffle every extra dime we earn into our wedding, having extra time seriously helps with that!

We don’t want to push ourselves so broke that we don’t have enough money to go out for a trip with friends, have dinner, or go to the movies.

Post # 15
Member
6125 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@TaurianDoll:  Is it making you uncomfortable just thinking of the idea of going?  If so, I would have to back out today!

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