What to do when wedding budget disappears. Need advice.

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  Could you live with a simple ceremony now, and having the wedding you always wanted as a vow renewal on an anniversary?

 

Which branch(es) make(s) you pay for OTS?

 

Post # 4
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2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

what to do? go to the courthouse and host a potluck afterwards

 

what you always wanted needs to be replaced by your reality. and the objective is to be married to the man you love. go ahead!

Post # 7
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  As long as there are a lot of chairs, you can still have a simple ceremony.  Heck, if it’s short, you don’t even need chairs, just space!

Post # 8
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2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  just have them go to your house and each bring a dish. honestly, don’t drawn in a glass of water. it is simpler than it sounds.

Post # 9
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  I thought that the army pays those things…? Look around, there might be options that you haven’t found. More importantly, Nov. 2014 is far away. Get up, send resumes, get a job and work hard for your wedding! 

Post # 12
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10989 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You don’t have to marry at a courthouse or spend a lot of money to have a beautiful wedding ceremony attended by family and friends.  Although you may not be able to have anywhere near the type of reception  that you hoped and originally planned to have, you could still have a full-fledged, beautiful, heartfelt ceremony in the presence of your loved ones.

If you or your FI or anyone in your family is a member of a church, it’s possible that you could be married there for perhaps just a small donation.  You also may be able to rent the church fellowship hall for a punch, soda, and cake reception.

If you don’t have access to a church and pastor, perhaps you could be married by an officiant at the home of a friend or family member?  Again, you could just serve light beverages and cake and some other light snacks.

Post # 13
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181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Brielle:  +1

@HonoraryNerd:  I actually went to a wedding where the ceremony was at a beautiful small church and the reception was having some snacks at the church’s hall way. They avoided a meal time and it was an interesting and beautiful wedding. 

Post # 15
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HonoraryNerd:  If you would be happy to be married in his church, were it possible, and he in yours, why not simply find a local church that will be happy to have you, and has enough space?  I’m sure there is one.

What denomination are you each, if I may ask?

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