Post # 1
My fiance and I just made a large deposit into our honeymoon fund and were feeling really good about it. Then a tree fell on his car. The insurance is paying some of it, but the deductible is a pretty big chunk of the amount we just put into savings.
We’re lucky we still have time and should be able to save up enough again. It’s just a big mental set back. It was so nice to see that big number in our account, and now it’s not such a nice number.
Anyone else have some emergency cost come up that killed your wedding or honeymoon savings? Is there a good way to get over that mental downer? I’m thinking wine will help.
Post # 3
Sorry to hear that :/ I’m glad your FI wasn’t injured when it happened! We haven’t had a huge unexpected cost come up yet so fingers crossed nothing happens anytime soon!
And yes, I think wine always helps 🙂
Post # 4
Wine sounds good 🙂 haha
Well, be glad that you had money saved up, instead of needing to borrow it from family/401K, or the bank! Hidden blessings, and car repairs are a little bit more important than a vacation 😉 (I know that you’re disappointed and that’s not what you want to hear.)
You should be proud of yourself that you had money saved up regardless! That’s more than a lot of Americans can say.
Post # 5
I feel your pain. The first time I was married was 1989. The week of the wedding I developed a tooth infection and needed a root canal and cap. $700 down the drain. It totally put a damper on things.
Post # 6
I second the wine option :). But I am so sorry to hear this! Thankfully you have enough time to save up again. I know how painful it is :(. But just try to think positive… Your fiance is okay and you still get to have a wedding and a great honeymoon!
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@Kit_Kath: Things always come up, that’s why you have savings! Just be glad you were able to afford it so you weren’t car-less!
Post # 8
We bought a house and then half the appliances broke… so, yeah. We had to make some adjustments.
Post # 9
Wisdom tooth surgery, the procedure was so complicated that insurance refused to cover it. $960.
Post # 10
Matt proposed at the end of July and about a month later we had to replace the roof on the house. My entire savings is gone and it’s been pretty rough 🙁
Post # 11
Ahhhhhh sorry to hear that. It’a always sad to see the $$ go down but at the same time it’s great to have to $$ just in case. I’m glad no one was hurt!
Post # 12
I’m so sorry 🙁 Wine will definitely help.
I just found out that my job funding ends in 9 months, so any $ we get for the wedding that was going to be used for a honeymoon is now going to a regular savings account. Boo.
Post # 13
Oh my gosh, yes! I didn’t go through exactly what you are going through, but I know the feeling of frustration. Every single f*ing month something has happened that has eaten hundreds from our wedding savings each time. We finally think we’re in a place where we can set a date and have a d*mn wedding already and then everything in the world goes wrong. It’s getting to the point where I really wish we had eloped. We already put like $5000 on the venue so we can’t cancel now, but I don’t know how we are going to afford anything else (DJ, photographer, etc) at this rate!
Sorry to vent, but I think I needed that. I hate that this has happened to you, but I’m glad that someone understands.
I guess when it comes down to it, the most important thing is that I’m marrying the man I love and not if it’s everything I ever dreamed. It’s only one day after all.
Post # 14
@Kit_Kath: Sorry to hear that! Man, a tree falling on a car – that’s crazy.
It’s a good idea to save up an emergency fund so that you don’t have to “steal” from other planned spending when these unexpected things happen.
Post # 15
I have a branch threatening to do the same. It braced and coming down in a couple weeks with professional help to the tune of $1200. Also in the middle of replacing galvinized piping in the house. House/land expenditures that put you “back to where you were” (oh good! running water) rather than improving drive me a little bonkers. 🙁 And yes. Wine.
Post # 16
@Kit_Kath: Our toilet downstairs broke and flooded our house the day after our wedding weekend. We remodeled instead of taking a honeymoon, and I’m actually really happy about it. We don’t plan on having kids though, so we can vacation anytime.