- 5 years ago
Back story: I am 23, engaged this past July to my boyfriend of 3 years. We are both college students, I graduate with my bachelors of science in April, he has 2 years more after that. As college student we don’t have tons of extra cash… or hardly any cash at all. So I am planning a wedding for around $3,000 to $3,500, which is in our price range… our.
That includes the dress, suit, engagement ring and bands, location, catering, the works. When I want to ask my fiance for half of my the location cost, he said he was too broke. Now, I can probably swing the $500 for the location cost.. but as for the entire bill… it would be tight. I don’t know if it is in my price range. I would like to secure this inexpensive location soon, otherwise I would have to go with a more expensive alternative, because this location fills up a year in advance. I can tell my fiance is embarrassed that he is a broke student, but when I asked him if we should postpone the wedding a year, he was instantly upset. My family can’t really help financially, and his haven’t offered… I can’t go to family about the issue, because I feel like they will think I am asking for money. I can’t go to friends about the issue because it will embarrass my fiance. I just need some words of encouragement and advice… thanks!