(Closed) considering moving our wedding to next year. :(

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
36 posts
  • Wedding: August 2013

wow. sorry to hear that.

you might be able to talk to your vendors and explain to them the situation. most if not all would allow you to pick a different date next year, provided they would still “do” your wedding.

as for invites, have they been printed already? if not, you can call customer support and probably cancel the order…

hope this helps. and most of all, i hope everything will work out for you!

Post # 4
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Oh no! -hugs-

Maybe you could ask your parents or FI’s parents? Or do some super-crunched budget so you can save every penny. I’m upset reading your post ๐Ÿ™ 

Maybe your vendors will be reasonable if they hear what has happened. I really hope everything works out for you.

Post # 5
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

if you give us your detailed budget, maybe we can all come up with a way to save $1000 from your overall cost

Post # 6
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If it’s only $1000, that isn’t too bad for a wedding in September. (I don’t really mean to say “only” in a flippant way, but saving $1000 by September isn’t impossible). Can you borrow the money from anyone? Is there anything you can cut from your budget? Any extra hours to pick up at work, or small jobs?

Post # 7
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Don’t worry! You can make it happen… $1000 ish is doable.. I agree with @ItsHollyAgain  look for extra jobs on the weekend, doing promos/events you can make like $100+ each, or if you bartend or babysit, or have some random stuff you can sell on craigslist? It sounds like it might  be more than $1000 in losses if you change the date…

Wasn’t there insurance for the Uhaul? Or for the restaurant?


Post # 8
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m sorry you’re going through this.

I do agree with PP’s that $1000 is totally doable. You might really have to cut back on some things you otherwise might not.. or cut somewhere in your wedding budget, but you can do it!

If you feel that your budget is already too tight, I would suggest talking to your vendors as PP suggested, some of them might be willing to reschedule, providing you are still wanting to have a wedding. I’m sure most vendors would like to host your event instead of just keeping a deposit.

Post # 9
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Agree with PPs that you totally have time to either save up $1000 or cut it from your budget! Especially if you have non-refundable deposits, you could end losing nearly $1000 by cancelling. 


I was looking through your recent posts to get ideas on where to cut $$ from, and it seems like it should be pretty easy to do. You said you’re planning on buying your Fiance a Lay-z-boy chair for the wedding/his birthday…well, I’d say he can wait a bit longer for that since his goofup is what’s causing your current problem. You also posted a month ago about him having a ‘secret money stash’, which while that would kind of concern me, sounds like it’s time for him to dip into that to pay for the window he broke. And you were adding on a trip to Australia to your Fiji honeymoon – you could cut that and visit Australia some other time.


Post # 10
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Wonderstruck:  You’re so thorough in your reply! ๐Ÿ™‚ +1 for finding ways to make it real to the OP! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

time to get creative!

try some of these and i’m SURE you’ll come up with $1000

– craiglisting some stuff you don’t need/want

– your fi can mow lawns/look for casual landscaping/construction odd jobs on craigslist

– walk dogs/babysit kids etc

– invite your Fiance to ask for overtime at work since he got you into this mess :/

– stop making a habitual purchase: ie – if you both get starbucks that’s 5 dollars a day – so give that up but STILL put that 5 dollars a day in a jar. if you do that 3 days a week for 3 months it equals 180 dollars. 

– if you or your fi drinks/smokes/buys lotto – those are easy ways to cut back – and again, instead of leaving it in the account where someone will spend it, withdraw the 20 you would have spent on beer and put it in a jar/envelope for the wedding.

Post # 14
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bretonvirgniia:  We bought some tulle circles and ribbon from a craft store (to make our own favor bags) and will put some hershey kisses in each one. The total cost for the tulle circles and ribbon (enough for 175 bags) was $31. You can still have reasonably priced favors ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 16
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bretonvirgniia:  I may get some flak for this, but I think the homemade jam is plenty. It’s very thoughtful and requires more effort on your part than just paying someone to stand at a photobooth for your guests to go in and take pictures. I’ve seen lots of Bees say they prefer edible favors anyway!

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