(Closed) A Cautionary Tale – aka Why Budgets Are Not a Joke

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Holy crap.

Post # 4
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

How crazy and sad at the same time. And it could have been prevented if they were honest with each other about their expectations.

Post # 5
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Wow. Guy got lucky there, I think.

Post # 6
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

 I guess it’s good that he found out what kind of person she is before getting married.. 

Post # 7
14497 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

This sucks… but totally not confined to budgets and wedding planning.   I wouldnt want to be lied to my face about anything this important for any amount of time. 

Post # 8
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012


Interesting post, though sad story. Well, I can’t say I’m actually all that sad, more like I’m glad he got out of it before he married this chick! You can’t go into marriage with such vastly different financial expectations or without any honesty/trust about such things. He got lucky.

Post # 10
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

How is the ex girlfriend handling this? If it were me I’d be on suicide watch probably. Everyone makes mistakes and it’s easy to get caught up in wedding madness, but she had plenty of opportunities to come clean :-/

Post # 11
2951 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

very eye opening. thanks for sharing even though I feel terrible for the guy! Better now than later though!


Post # 12
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Thats a really sad story, but unfortunately as you say, not as rare as you may think. Many brides are sucked into having more than they could afford/have, get into debt and the wedding becomes a battle, rather than a celebration.

At the end of the day, the budget matters, but you do not need $100k dollars to get married, that can be done for a simple legal fee if you really wanted to do it bare minimum!

Post # 13
1150 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m so working class i can’t even relate to having/wanting/needing a huge expensive wedding. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

That was a huge lesson they had to learn. Ouch all around

Post # 15
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s a crazy story! Thank you for sharing it and helping me remember that it’s not about the wedding, but about the marriage taking place. 

Post # 16
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ugh… how awful for absolutely everybody involved.

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