(Closed) HELP! We can’t pay what’s owed on our wedding

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 18
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1843 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Call your caterer and provide less food or less expensive food.  For sure call all your vendors and see if there are other ways to cut back (less expensive flowers, no bouquets for the BM’s), etc.

Post # 19
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1545 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Also, I like everyone suggestion about the caterer. What about instead of a full meal just like finger foods or appeitzers?

Post # 20
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

if photos, flowers, favors, and venue and food are taken care of, what are you still short on?

Post # 21
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2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m going to disagree with PPs and say stay away from loans.  You’re already up to your ears in debt.  Adding more will just compound your problem.

Negotiate payment plans or do without certain items.  That will suck, I know, but you have got to stop spending money you don’t have when your income is so unstable. 

Post # 22
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2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am in the same boat and we have put deposits on things but not all items are paid off. My cat is dying and so far the vet bills are totalling almost 500 for the past few days and we are still not done. I am trying to think of ways to tryim the costs as well. I am looking at credit cards at this point. Not an option I wanted to consider but it might be the only thing right now.

Post # 23
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7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Do you own anything you can sell?

Or does your state offer money for plasma donations? It wouldn’t be much, but every bit helps.

Post # 24
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713 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would follow the PP’s..cancel all of the luxuries! Cable, eating out, going to the movies, etc., are very easy ways to save cash. And definitely ask your vendors for payment plans! A lot of businesses are understanding about this crazy economy that we’re in. They might cut you some slack if they know your FH works on commission. You never know unless you don’t ask – the worst they can say is no.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@teaadntoast: I agree – I’m not sure being further in a hole is a good way to start a marriage.

 @MrsTVLover:  Agree.  Maybe you can tell us what is left to pay for, and we can help you determine what to cut out?

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MrsTVLover: if photos, flowers, favors, and venue and food are taken care of, what are you still short on?

Second this question.  Seriously, what do you have left to pay if you’ve already covered all of this?  Be specific including sums and we can help you better.

Post # 27
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Try seeing what you might be able to sell…have a garage sale…if there is anything you’re handy with see if you might be able to pick up some odd jobs like previous posters mentioned, babysitting, pet sitting, or doing something for other people if you are crafty.  

Post # 29
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

the other thing you can do is sell stuff. My Girlfriend sold 5K worth of things on online classifieds, pawn shops…have a garage sale!

Post # 30
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7289 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yea, could you please tell exactly what it is  you have left to pay for??

Post # 31
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2394 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Is changing the date an option? 

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