(Closed) ADVICE PLEASE- may need to cancel wedding

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
7291 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

If you rented a vacation home, how many people would be attending?

Post # 4
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a similiar problem due to finances that were beyond my control.  My entire wedding savings was depleted and we had to cancel our wedding at this gorgeous place.  It definitely sucks, but Fiance and I are just happy to be married to each other soon.  

You could do a small ceremony with a tight knit group of people then plan to go to a nice dinner somewhere afterwards.

I wish you the best of luck.

Post # 5
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Whats your budget and how much of it do you still have to pay. People have found a way to have a wedding regardless of the budget so I’m sure you could pull something off if you are ready to do lots of DIY jobs

Post # 6
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you cancel/postpone would your vendors allow you to apply your deposits to a future date?  That way maybe in a year or so if your situation has improved you can go back to your original plan?

ETA:  I like Merelton‘s idea of having a very small wedding now, and if your vendors allow you to postpone a larger celebration for a future anniversary perhaps.  Otherwise its possible the vendors can work with you to apply the deposits to a scaled-down wedding that will fit in your budget.

Post # 7
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m sorry to hear that you may need to change your plans.  If I were you, I’d plan a small ceremony followed by a dinner with very close family and friends, then revaluate where you are six months to a year down the road to throw yourselves a big reception/party.  Maybe a 1 year anniversary party?! 

Good luck!

Post # 8
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@cott619: You could try to talk to your vendors and be honest with them. See if they can cut their services (3 hours of photo instead of 8) and offer you a discount.

I think renting a place sounds good and actually really fun. 

I know it’s not exactly popular, but you could have a potluck reception and self-cater. You can get rid of non-essentials (flowers, decor) and keep it really simple. 

I’m sorry your job fell through! This is a tough situation. I hope you can figure something else!

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