Post # 1
…outside of the wedding?
Warning: rant ahead!
I’m rather annoyed at a large expense that has suddenly popped up 5 months from the wedding, though I guess it’s kind of my fault. I’ve been putting off getting a crown put on my root canaled tooth for a LONG time and I figure since the wedding is soon, I might as well make sure I get my teeth in order. Oh yeah, I really don’t like going to the dentist, so this is one of those long time coming kind of trips. Anyway, a regular crown turned into a cosmetic crown (my problem tooth is in the front and I was convinced by my dentist to go for this option) which turned into some hidden, problematic cavities, which today turned into an extra expensive onlay for one that is worse off than the others! My insurance covered some of this but not all of it, so I’m still paying some hefty $$ out of pocket and on a CC. I think I’ll have to dip into my savings (part of that $ is earmarked for the wedding) to make sure that’s taken care of. It’s just frustrating in general since I’ve been unemployed for the time being and my once decent savings has been depleting at a steady rate.
On the bright side, everything for the wedding is right on track and no surprises yet *knock on wood*. I just want to make it through these next few months and hopefully find some work again! I hate feeling like a general suck on the relationship financially. Fiance recently got a raise and has been really supportive of my situation, but I don’t relish telling him about this new development when he gets home from work today! Oh and I’ll be brushing, flossing, and mouthwashing like a maniac from here on out =).
Post # 3
I’m so sorry. I know how you feel. I just posted today about how my FH and I went for a cake tasting and it was aweful. We may now have to either buy a new wedding cake or use theirs for the cutting and order our own sheet cake for cutting. Luckily I just found out the catering will cut our cake at no additional cost. Either way we will still have to shell out money we didn’t budget for.
Post # 4
unexpected costs are no fun!
At least you learned a valuable lesson to take care of those teeth! (I’m almost obsessive when it comes to that and I still have regular cavities!) 🙁
Just take it one day at a time…somehow money usually seems to stretch to "just enough" if you’re careful and creative!
Good luck, and I’m sorry you’re having to deal with those big unexpected expenses!
Post # 5
I totally feel for you with this situation. A month ago I was layed off from my job because of the economy and I recently (as in 2 days ago) found out I lost one of my scholarships for school and was forced to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket. Unfortunately, some of that money had to come out of my wedding fund. My Fiance and I are now faced with the difficult task of asking for help from our parents, which we really didn’t want to do. But the goods news is, our parents are really supportive and really excited for us and have offered help. We just had to swallow our pride. Everything is moving along with the wedding and I know it will turn out great, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t hit snags along the way. I guess I just wanted you to know that you aren’t the only one out there who has gone through it 🙂
Post # 6
Charmedbride, I completely feel for you! I was laid off two days ago and was in between dental surgeries for an implant. That was not covered by insurance, so I’ve spent $4500 on it so far and have more to go. Hang in there!
Post # 7
I had surgery in January to remove my gallbladder and the bills are outrageous- and I have good insurance! You would think that for almost $16k a night, the hospital could at least have not let my IV thing get air bubbles in it every 10 minutes, so it would SHRIEK LOUDLY at 3 a.m.
Post # 9
Immigration costs. It’s not just the visa that costs money! By the time we’re through all the forms/interviews/lawyers/adjustments we’re looking at over 5k. This doesn’t even include moving my stuff to Kentucky. lol I’m thinking I might have to sell all my stuff & just start new in my new home 🙂
Post # 10
Thanks for sharing everyone! I’m glad others can relate and I send positive vibes to all of you! Finances are already a tricky thing to navigate in general and it just sucks when stuff like this happens that aren’t necessarily in your control. *sigh*! Anyway I’m happy I don’t have to go back to the dentist for another 6 months…in the meantime I’ll be slowly scrimping and saving to pay off those dental bills =P!
Post # 11
Root canal, crown, and new brakes for the car : (