(Closed) no money for wedding? Pls share advice…

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 31
4259 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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MrsD2016:  I’m in a very similar boat and completely understand how you feel. I always envisioned a glamorous wedding, which is what everyone expects of me, but I just don’t have the money and my family doesn’t either. Fiance is the breadwinner right now as I get my master’s. I work two jobs but one is in exchange for my tuition and eats up most of my time. The other job isn’t enough hours for the check to make much of a difference. I’ve pushed myself to abandon the vision of my dream wedding and start being more realistic about my options… But I don’t think my Fiance is on the same page. He says we can do whatever I want, so I was thinking immediate family only and a few best friends, but then he told me that there’d probably be 50 people from his side alone. That’s more than what I was considering for the whole wedding! It’s not an easy spot to be in. Best of luck to you. 

Post # 32
691 posts
Busy bee

If I’ve learned anything by planning a wedding (even a small one), it’s that it’s almost a given you’re going to go over budget. There are so many little things (like favors, a guestbook, chair rentals, etc.) that you don’t think about at first. If I was you, I’d pick maybe 2-3 things you really want and can afford, like a pretty dress, a photographer for a few hours, and a big-ass bouquet. With those three things, I bet you’ll feel like a bride and you’ll get your moment. Your parents may even be more than happy to chip in for the flowers or photos. Enjoy being engaged for now, look through some magazines, call some venues and get prices, and you’ll start to get a feel of what’s important to you. When I started planning, I quickly learned that I didn’t care about all the extras and hoopla that so many people focus on. At the end of the day, you’re married and that’s all that counts.

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