- 6 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Ugh bees I just need to vent, the last two weeks have been SO EXPENSIVE and SO STRESSFUL and I’m just ugh.
First, we found through a newspaper article that our venue filed bankruptcy to stay a sheriff’s sale. We knew they were in foreclosure, but the sheriff’s sale came up really fast, and the only thing keeping the property from being sold now is the bankruptcy, and they’re worth $4mil and $12mil in debt. It doesn’t look good. Then when I called they tried to play it off like all was well, no worries. But when I asked if they’d even be open for our wedding, the response was “we’re optimistic.” That’s obvs not good enough.
So cue the scramble. We are five months out from our 10/20 wedding- which is possible the most popular wedding date ever. When I was looking at places a year ago they were booked already, so I had little hope. Thankfully, we got VERY lucky, and found a beautiful golf club 8 miles from our house that wasn’t booked, and because we’re a last-minute booking for them, they gave us a good 1/3 of the price off (we didn’t even look there in the first place, because it was SO incredibly expensive we never could’ve afforded it). I’m a little sad about losing our old venue, but Fiance likes the new one better, and it’s only 80 cents more a head. Which is awesome.
But that means it’s an extra $200 ish for the reception. Then we lost $1000 on the old contract (we technically were the ones who cancelled). Then we have to reprint our invitiations; thankfully we went cheap on them but that’s still $100 out the window on basically bonfire kindling now. And because there are no available hotel blocks closer, our old hotel will honor our block out contract, but it’s a half hour ride and we have to pay $200 for our shuttle, which we know is cheap but it’s still frustrating. AND the new place has centerpieces and a card cage, but we already bought all that stuff, so that’s like $700 we didn’t have to spend but did already.
THEN, as if that’s all not enough, our fridge started making funny noises. So Fiance decided to play Mr. Fix-It, and he insists it’s that the fridge just died, which is possible because it is 20 years old, but all I know is that it was fine, if noisy, before he got to it with a screwdriver. It was on its last leg yesterday, so FIL’s were kind enough to come take our frozen stuff to their big freezer before it completely thawed out, but it crapped out completely overnight, so we lost a ton of good leftovers and probably $100 worth of open food that I don’t trust anymore.
So last night, instead of going to my desperately needed yoga class, we went to Lowes to buy a new fridge, which is another $1200 out the door.
Ugh. I just need stuff to calm down for a while and to not write any more big checks for a few weeks. For reals.