Post # 1
So Fiance and I are tring to figure out how we are going to pay for the rest of our wedding…We still owe around 5500 on the reception and 900 on limos and I still want to hire a videographer! Im looking into getting a part time job. My dad is unemployed and our familys have contributed as much as they can. I think i just want to know im not the only bride not done paying for their wedding. Do yall this is is possible for us to pay off before our wedding???
Post # 3
honestly i would skip the limo. maybe rent a van if you have a lot of people, or just caravan with your own cars. it sounds like you’ll have ot skip the videographer too…i would just buy a flip camera and ask someone to record for you.
make sure you’re sticking to a budget for your montly expenses so that you can save a little for the wedding each month until may. cut out everything that’s not vital — restaurants, mani/pedis, etc.
Post # 4
I agree with Kitzy. It’s time to look at your plans and see what you can cut back on or DIY. A wedding is not worth potentially going into debt.
Post # 5
We cant cut the limos out they are half paid for already we owe the rest…We have already cut our list down the the bare mininum! And all Fi tax money will pay off honeymoon and mine will to bills and the rest to wedding! I wish i would win the lottery tomorrow! lol
Post # 6
“Do yall this is is possible for us to pay off before our wedding???”
Well, since you only have 4 months, its not going to be easy. Do you have any additional savings you could throw at it? Items you could sell? If you’re looking to pay off this remainder solely on an additional PT job, even without a videographer, you’ll need to save over $1600 a month, which works out to having a PT job that pays over $25/hour. How much are you currently able to save per month, and what sort of deficit do you need to cover?
Post # 7
I would say, whatever you do, don’t go into your marriage in debt. Sit down and go over every line item in your wedding, that isn’t already paid for, and see where you can cut. Is it really that important to have a limo, or more than one limo? Can you change up your reception menu with less expensive options? Can you cut down on your flowers? I know you want a videographer, but have you asked what type of service they can offer at a lower price? maybe 3 hours instead of 4 hours of filming, or whatever. Having a less expensive wedding, won’t make it any less special, I promise.
Post # 8
If you can get a part time job, I highly recommend it.
For the videographer, I would consider hiring from a school to keep costs down.
Post # 9
@SandyThePoet:we cant possible cut anymore then we already are. Our reception hall is one price all food included there is no cutting back there and the limos is a must no changing that.
My mom is making my invitation, flowers, thanks you cards, centerpieces, Anything that can be made my mom is making it. LOL No im in search of a part time job.
Post # 10
Do you both already work or are you students? We’re paying for our wedding by just cutting back on everything we buy. Eat more macaroni and cheese!
I think 4 1/2 months is doable!
Post # 11
We both work full time! I also dance for a Arena football team and practice on tuesday and thursday nights…but im looking for a job on the other night and weekend just so we can get this paid off. We own a house so we have other bills and neither of us are in school.
Post # 12
Our date is about 2 months after your’s but we still have about $6500 or so left to come up with. It can be done! Tax refund will obviously help but I have the exact amount we need to save per month calculated and I’m sticking to that. Transfer a certain amount per paycheck to savings on auto so you can’t spend it on other things. Also cutting out little things like Starbucks can really add up. Good luck!
Post # 13
There are always ways to cut back. I would skip the limos. Even though you said you’ve already paid half, you still owe $900. In my mind, if money is super tight, I’d swallow whatever you put down on the limos so you don’t have to pay that $900.
Are you doing extra desserts for an additional cost? you can skip them and just serve cake.
Skip chair covers, programs, favors. Choose a different, less expensive bouquet.
Post # 14
I have a tiny tiny budget. No family members have or can contribute. I would nix the limo. 🙁 Sorry… I would also suggest a job as a bartender or waitress at a high scale place. Cash tips should go right into your bank. Look on Craigslist for anything you can. Good luck….
Post # 15
I agree, nix the limo. You will be out some money, but you’re not out yet another $900. Spending money is not saving money.
Post # 16
There is no way we can cancel the limos we already put down half and the other half is 900…so thats totally out…my mom just told me that all of her taxes will go to finish paying everything off and fi just told me he doesnt want me to get a second job that we will figure this out somehow.