(Closed) Girls who are WAITING start saving NOW!!

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wasn’t a waiting to be bride so I was completely caught off guard when he did propose.   I wish I had been a girl who always looked forward to getting married because I’d probably have a ton more money.  Sigh.  Haha.

Post # 4
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18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Saving for anything is a good thing!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I am! I have $150 saved hahaha. But that’s from the last 2 weeks only

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

REALLY good advise! My boyfriend and I started saving about a year ago when we first discussed marriage. We want to buy a house and we are paying for our wedding, we won’t get married til 2013 so we should have a nice ammount by then. It feels so hood to have a plan.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

I am saving now and prob won’t be married for another 4 years at least πŸ˜€ Even if It doesn’t go towards a wedding it will be good towards a house etc.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

One of the few benefits of a long engagement. I am saving up now and also beginning to make small purchases here and there NOW so I don’t have to do it all at once.

Post # 9
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TheMrs2013: hehe I’m not engaged yet but I bought some mugs from Anthropologie that spell out LOVE because I know I will want to use them!

No harm in getting a head start πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

A small budget is a good thing if you don’t make a ton of money and have big plans for the future. A house, emergency fund, children etc are all more important than a bigger party.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

@Earlybride: Great suggestion! I actually have enough money saved up just on my own (from my 7+ years of working) for a very nice wedding. But 1) I wouldn’t want to deplete my entire savings for a wedding, and 2) I damn sure don’t plan on paying for it all myself! My wonderful mother has already said she’d pay for my dress and our venue. Love her to pieces!

Me and my bf actually have a joint savings account, but haven’t specified exactly what we’re saving for. Maybe I will make the suggestion to him that it be a wedding fund, since he has voiced that he wants to get married within the next 1 1/2 years. Maybe this will get him to thinking about getting that ring soon!

He actually has not been contributing like he should, and I am hoping it’s b/c he is contributing to his other savings account. The one I’m hoping is for a ring! When he’s paying for something, I always say things like…”We can split the cost babe, in case you’re saving up for a big purchase,” with a sly grin on my face. He just looks at me and laughs. Probably wishful thinking.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@crayfish: agreed πŸ™‚ We’re saving for a house and a wedding because I don’t want to spend $$$ on a wedding and not have a home.

Post # 13
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595 posts
Busy bee

@TheMrs2013: Same here… we aren’t getting married until 2013 but have started saving and I have started to buy little things here and there. 

Post # 14
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27 posts
Newbee

Agreed!  I’m a teacher and picked up a second job so I can have a house AND a wedding in the near future.  Very very smart advice πŸ™‚ 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow good to know I’m not the only long engagement bride out there. The extra time to save money is definitely nice, especially considering the number of people we’re inviting.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Amen πŸ™‚

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