(Closed) Anyone else BROKE from wedding planning??

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

YES. I have had to call and put all my student loans on hold because this wedding is sucking the life out of me! We have to be very careful with other things, like our date nights and grocery shopping. 2 months to go and we always say we cant wait for it to be over and for our bank accounts to start filling back up! We are paying for every penny of this wedding by ourselves, and though we feel proud its about time to be done! Yeesh!

Hang in there!

Post # 5
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Absolutely.  My parents are graciously paying for most of the wedding-related costs, but my Fiance bought a house last year, and we’re both in grad school, so even the little wedding-related purchases feel like they’re having a big impact on our wallets.  Trying to keep your head above water financially is the worst feeling.

Post # 6
7339 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yup! I’m with you on this one, we are totally broke plus we are renovating the basement at the same time, so really all the money we are trying to save is going towards this damn basement… arghh… hopefully by July 31st it’s complete and we can finally have some extra money for things.

Post # 7
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Ditto. My Fiance and I are also both in grad school (graduating in 2 weeks!) getting our doctorates. Then we will take the boards (which is another huge load of $$$) and then the wedding, all with barely any income coming in. If I didn’t have my parents paying for most of the wedding we would be going to the city courthouse and then having Thai food takeout for our reception. Lol. This year is totally insane and we are super broke. 

Post # 8
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I feel ya! We are paying for the majority of the wedding ourselves, so we have been putting away literally HALF of our pay each month in a wedding account. It’s very sad to see your paycheque come in, and see half of it immediately leave 🙁

Post # 9
183 posts
Blushing bee

That’s how I feel! And we are trying to save up for a house and it’s just NEVER ENDING!

Post # 10
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@raspberry bride:  We are doing the same thing. Between saving and paying off our law school loans there is nothing left over. I’ve never made so much money and felt so broke. 

Post # 11
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My wedding is a year away and I am trying to accept that, for the next year, I literally will have no extra money.  All of my money for the next year is already designated to go somewhere specific — either to bills, pay off CC debt, or the wedding. 

We just bought a condo and I really want to decorate it and start doing some upgrades.  I also need to save up for a new car because mine is on its last leg.  But both of these are going to have to be put on the back burner for a while. 

Post # 12
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yup.  We’re right there with you.  FI is barely employed and I pay all the bills.  Saving is SO hard.  We’ve had to cut back and cut out a lot of things.  Like everything fun.  Lol.

Post # 13
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

YEP! We’ve been doing pretty well so far, but there’s a few more things left to buy that we’ll just have to put on a credit card. It’s so hard because we’ve found a house that we both love. We don’t have a downpayment and we’re trying to get out of debt, but we still have a few more expenses that are pretty costly 🙁

Post # 14
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I will be almost broke come the week before the wedding when all my vendor payments are due 🙁

Post # 15
1642 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

And paying for the house and student loans.
C’monnnn November!  

Post # 16
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Walnut Beach Resort

I’m feeling it! We just bought a house last year so it’s hard not to keep buying things for it now that the wedding is less than 2 months away! 

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