Unexpected bills put strain on wedding

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
2151 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
1180 posts
Bumble bee

@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
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

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
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

@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
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@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. 

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