(Closed) About 1 month to go, food budget vanishes, hey!

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@automaticflowers:  Ahhh, and so it begins.  I too am expecting all the various shoes to drop myself.

1) Can pops camp in an actual tent? Twin air mattresses aren’t half bad, I’m sure you can squeeze him in.  Slumper party!

2) Perhaps Future Mother-In-Law has already set aside the funds regardless of what happens with her dick of a soon-to-be-ex.

3) This is why some genius (or asshat, depending on how you feel about it) invented a line of credit. 

4) Are you comfortable renouncing gifts and requesting potluck help?

5) Poor, poor Future Mother-In-Law.  What a douche…but at least now he won’t be in all the pics!  😉

Post # 5
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Let the word get out a bit in your circle of family and friends what your needs are. I promise you these people want to help out, so let them. You don’t know yet who might volunteer to barbeque or host your dad. 

So sorry for your Future Mother-In-Law. That is just awful. 

Post # 6
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2005

Wow what a rotten guy to break up via text! definitely sounds like everyone will be better off without him.

Maybe you can let our dad sleep in your bed and you can sleep on the couch or tent? It won’t be too long.

As for food, you could do a small plates reception (lots of appetizers) or a cake and drinks re emotion?

I plan on small plates, I think it’s cute stuff like crackers and cheese, build your own pizza, s’more station, etc.

Post # 7
3305 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, I am so sorry but I am sure it will work out *hugs*

Post # 8
6586 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh no!

How large is your guest list? Many BBQ places cater events and it’s very reasonably priced. I know, probably not what you want to hear, but many of them will cater for the $15-20/pp range. 

I’m not normally an advocate of going into debt for a wedding, but in a case like this I would consider finding a way to do inexpensive food (like BBQ) and putting it on a credit card and paying it off over time. Honestly, I’d hate to see you postpone/cancel because you’d probably end up losing MORE money in deposits and things you’ve already paid for than what you’d spend in food on a CC.

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