(Closed) money money money money….need to vent!

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so sorry about your money problems.  If you can’t see any more ways to cut costs, you might want to put the honeymoon on hold for right now.  My husband and I didn’t go on one because we didn’t have the money and we were moving right after the wedding.  We are going on a trip this year instead.

Post # 4
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I can totally sympathize.  I keep telling myself its all worth it in the end.  We weren’t realistic about money so saving for things that will come after the wedding are on the back burner.  It stinks because after the wedding we’re supposed to be able to just relax about money but we’ll be saving just as aggressively as before it.  But, like I said, they say its worth it!

Post # 5
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4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am SO SO tired of saving money.  Our wedding is going to cost around $27K (over our original budget of $20K) and all we do is save money.  We cook at home every night, I only buy new clothes if absolutely necessary, etc.  I think everyone has the financial stress and I will be so glad to be back to our normal budget after the wedding!

Post # 7
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62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

i don’t want to come across the wrong way, but just suggesting that perhaps you guys shouldn’t be looking into a house purchase if you’re having some trouble putting down money for the wedding. buying a home comes with HUGE expenses (some unexpected) and not having a good chunk of savings going into it can be quite risky.

getting married and buying a house don’t necessarily have to go hand in hand and renting for a couple more years might not be so bad. after all, the housing market isn’t going anywhere so there’s no immediate rush to buy. just a thought. oh and i do agree on spending money on the honeymoon! it’s time alone with your man and totally worth it πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i looked into a destination wedding for the same reasons… then i did the math and realized it would cost just as much as a local wedding πŸ™

Post # 10
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I hear ya.  I am so tired of being frugal and saving money.  And I have a hard time looking at our wedding account and seeing all of that money and knowing that we aren’t being more practical with it.  We’ve done a great job saving, but I can’t wait to get back to my “normal” life when I’m done being a bride!

Post # 11
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1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m tired of saving so much too and then spending so much on the wedding. I’m just thinking that all our efforts to save will be well worth it! Even if it is 23k and rising! Aaaah and then I start thiking about after the wedding; we already saving for a house, and then the babies come and we have to start saving for them! Saving never ends!

Post # 12
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751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@kiki82 –  you’re so right that it never ends.  We’re three months from our wedding and we’re already talking about our goals for our “baby fund” and our “house fund”.  I guess there is no going back to my pre-wedding money ways.  Sigh.  Oh shoe shopping, how I will miss you. 

Post # 13
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think everyone has that moment where they think OMG how did I go from trying to spend $X to spending $X+++++. I do think it is good practice to keep tabs of everything and it sounds like you are doing a good job with that.

Though you are getting married in January ’11 and you have your end of the year/pre wedding goals, hopefully some cash will come your way as wedding presents. Maybe not thousands of dollars but will hopefully ease your mind some.

 

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