Post # 1
We’ve had a couple of nasty storms recently, mainly strongs winds and all of a sudden one of our garden posts snapped! So we started trying to fix it and needed a couple of new posts, which wasn’t too expensive but still money we didn’t want to spend. Fast forward to this weekend and another lot of bad wind, and now the other parts of the fence have had to be taken down.
Now we’re thinking we’ll have to replace the lot…which will not be cheap at all..i expect some quotes to fetch between £1,000-£1,600!
I’m now fretting as it’s money we can’t afford to be spending with the wedding next year and having already spent loads on Christmas and other expenses next year.
Did anyone have any unexpected bills/expenses that put a strain on their wedding plans or meant they had to cut back or miss out on something?
Post # 3
We’ve had a few bills come in that we weren’t super thrilled about.. we knew they were coming but they still really hurt the budget. [$1300 medical bill from my fi getting hurt at work, vet bills, ect]
Although, honestly as long as I we can afford the spaces to have the wedding and essentials [officiant, rings, ect] and food to feed our guests [and booze!] I’m okay with missing some of the smaller details.
Post # 4
Just yesterday I had to drop $700 on car repairs. It never ends. I am really excited for the wedding but I can’t wait until it’s over so I can stop stressing about paying for it.
Post # 5
I totally hear ya. FI got into a car accident after a bad snow storm here and we have to buy a new vehicle. Insurance isn’t covering much since it was ‘his fault’ so were looking at a $5-6000 loan… Not fun.
Post # 6
@mishy: I’m sitting in my office listening to a contractor tell us we can spend $400 to fix our furnance, or about $1600 to completely replace it. It’s going to be 15 degrees tomorrow, so we have to spend something. Completely unexpected, but welcome to homeownership. 🙁
Post # 7
Yes, yes ,yes, gosh yes. I can not even tell you the amount of things that have come up this year (why this year?) that are costing me way too much and completely stressing me out. The one thing my FI and I did not want to do is get into debt over this wedding and it seems like it’s going to happen now with all these extra non wedding expenses.
Post # 8
@Xu: I regret buying a house, TBH. I know everyone says that renting is just throwing your money away and its an investment and blah, blah, blah……….Honestly, I rented a beautiful town house that had central everything and a pool for not much more than what I pay now for all the head aches of home ownership. No, renting is not the investment owning a home is, but there are definitely advantages. If the gabage disposal breaks its not my problem. New roof? I’m not paying for it! I’m actually thinking about selling my house to go back to renting because its just so much easier.
Post # 9
@Bridey77: I own income properties so I’m certainly glad people have this attitude. They pay all my mortgages, get nothing to show for it, and I retire in style. You’re a fellow bee though, so I wouldn’t recommend it to you! The small things can add up but in the grand scheme of things, it will all be worth it.
OP, we had some vet bills this month and we are always renovating either our home or rentals. My solution was to plan a wedding I could pay cash for. It’s not worth putting any life goals on hold or struggling. It’s one day as opposed to every day of my life.