Post # 1
I planned for everything. Ask anyone who asked me to e-mail them my all-encompassing wedding spreadsheet! (Still available for those who PM me their e-mails…) I planned for EVERYTHING. Except I didn’t. I didn’t plan on paying to fly my FI’s mom to our wedding and pay for her hotel stay. (FI thought she wouldn’t want to come!! And she’s DIRT BROKE!) How can I say no to that?? It’s his MOTHER! And she’s a sweetheart! I’ll have to scrounge to find the money or else cut back somewhere else. Oh, and his brother needs financial help to come also. And his sister. And maybe his Aunt and Uncle. Do you see where I’m going with this? I gave my adorable mouse a cookie, and he and half of his family are asking for a glass of milk. GULP. The budget just went up!!
Anyone else have some large and unexpected budget additions they had to make room for?
Post # 3
Oh, I hear ya. It’s not like you can’t just pay for his mom! Everyone else, I don’t know. Siblings I’d probably bend on.
I just found out that the only way my aunt can afford to come is if she brings her flavor of the week because–here’s the cinch–he’ll pay. Great, add stranger to my family table.
I would have paid for my cousin to come out (but air mattress it up!) if she couldn’t afford it. Turns out her kid is having surgery 4 days before so there’s a more valid reason.
Who says they need a hotel? Do you have room for them all to take your/your FI’s place and you and your FI stay in the hotel? You get SWEEET military discounts, I’m sure you know.
ALL my family/close friends/etc are staying in my house before my wedding. Thursday night my Fi and I are treating ourselves to a hotel to get away from it all.
Post # 4
Ah, that’s the problem. It’s a DW wedding (albeit in Colorado Springs) but we don’t live there, we live in San Diego. So we can’t let anyone shack up with us! I already paid for renting out an entire B&B the night before the wedding. Plus two hotel rooms close by. They don’t really do military discounts in the springs, since the local economy survives on Ft. Carson. But I’ll ask! Thanks for the advice!!
Post # 5
I have about $5k unexpected expense coming my way. Our reception venue went out of business so we had to relocate and the only place we both liked with only few months left before our date does not allow a cash bar due to it being a public building without a formal liquor license. Now we have to pay for the whole bar!