Post # 1
Too many financial setbacks have happened since I’ve started planning my wedding, which is four months away. My church has undergone a major renovation, and I was finally able to see the two areas they said I could use for the reception. The first one they showed me, is a parlor. It is gorgeous, but there are only couches, carpet, and no food is allowed in there. (What?!) The second area they showed me where we can eat was in the midst of the renovations but was not renovated. It is still ugly, very small, and will only hold half of the people I intended to invite. I wish I would have been told this two months ago. I described exactly what I needed and they said they would be able to accomodate. With the wedding five months away, we cannot find another location to have the wedding. With it being on the weekend of a holiday, we were having trouble to begin with, but the church seemed to be our saving grace.
This is the final setback in a string of events causing our savings to be depleted, and resulting in a breakdown of me having to postpone my wedding until further notice. I’m pretty much heartbroken right now, and praying for a miracle. There have been so many obstacles, and I just can’t jump any more.
Post # 3
I’m sorry you are having to deal with this. Life can be so frustrating at times. I know you will get through this obstacle.
Post # 4
*hugs* I hope something else does work out for you two.
Post # 5
I’m really really sorry : ( But if pushing it back means you’ll be able to have the wedding you truly want, then it’s worth it <3
Post # 6
Thank you ladies. I’m dissappointed, but I’ll get over it.
Post # 7
I know you probably already thought about this but is getting eloped and having a reception later an option?
Post # 8
I’m sorry for your setback. I hope it gets sorted soon.
Post # 9
@CARA1978: That was what I wanted from the start, but since I am the only girl in my family (including cousins, all of whom are older and only one is married), and he is the only child in his family likely to marry, and this is our first marriage, we knew it was too important for our family to miss… especially our children. Having a wedding and exchanging vows before God is really the only way we can see doing this… We’ll be married; it may just take a while.
Post # 10
@CARA1978: +1 DH and I did this, to a degree.
We got married at the courthouse but our parents drove up to be with us and then we all went out for a wonderful meal afterwards.
4 months later, after we had saved up, planned, and were good to go, we had a vow renewal type thing (complete with white dress, tux, and wedding party) with the entire family and friends. So much less stressful than what some friends were going through as they planned their own weddings at the same time.
OP, would it be possible to have your pastor marry you with close family there and then when life stops being a pain, you can have your big celebration?