(Closed) There goes the honeymoon fund…

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry to hear that :/ I’m glad your FI wasn’t injured when it happened! We haven’t had a huge unexpected cost come up yet so fingers crossed nothing happens anytime soon!

And yes, I think wine always helps 🙂

Post # 4
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1189 posts
Bumble bee

Wine sounds good 🙂 haha

Well, be glad that you had money saved up, instead of needing to borrow it from family/401K, or the bank! Hidden blessings, and car repairs are a little bit more important than a vacation 😉 (I know that you’re disappointed and that’s not what you want to hear.)

You should be proud of yourself that you had money saved up regardless! That’s more than a lot of Americans can say.

Post # 5
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1444 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I feel your pain.  The first time I was married was 1989.  The week of the wedding I developed a tooth infection and needed a root canal and cap.  $700 down the drain.  It totally put a damper on things.

Post # 6
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94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I second the wine option :). But I am so sorry to hear this! Thankfully you have enough time to save up again. I know how painful it is :(. But just try to think positive… Your fiance is okay and you still get to have a wedding and a great honeymoon!

Post # 7
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4442 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@Kit_Kath:  Things always come up, that’s why you have savings!  Just be glad you were able to afford it so you weren’t car-less!

Post # 8
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2117 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We bought a house and then half the appliances broke… so, yeah. We had to make some adjustments.

Post # 9
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

Wisdom tooth surgery, the procedure was so complicated that insurance refused to cover it. $960.

Post # 10
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115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Matt proposed at the end of July and about a month later we had to replace the roof on the house.  My entire savings is gone and it’s been pretty rough 🙁

Post # 11
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361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Ahhhhhh sorry to hear that. It’a always sad to see the $$ go down but at the same time it’s great to have to $$ just in case. I’m glad no one was hurt! 

Post # 12
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m so sorry 🙁 Wine will definitely help. 

I just found out that my job funding ends in 9 months, so any $ we get for the wedding that was going to be used for a honeymoon is now going to a regular savings account. Boo.

Post # 13
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999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Oh my gosh, yes! I didn’t go through exactly what you are going through, but I know the feeling of frustration. Every single f*ing month something has happened that has eaten hundreds from our wedding savings each time. We finally think we’re in a place where we can set a date and have a d*mn wedding already and then everything in the world goes wrong. It’s getting to the point where I really wish we had eloped. We already put like $5000 on the venue so we can’t cancel now, but I don’t know how we are going to afford anything else (DJ, photographer, etc) at this rate!
Sorry to vent, but I think I needed that. I hate that this has happened to you, but I’m glad that someone understands.
I guess when it comes down to it, the most important thing is that I’m marrying the man I love and not if it’s everything I ever dreamed. It’s only one day after all.

Post # 14
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5695 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kit_Kath:  Sorry to hear that!  Man, a tree falling on a car – that’s crazy.

It’s a good idea to save up an emergency fund so that you don’t have to “steal” from other planned spending when these unexpected things happen.

Post # 15
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111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a branch threatening to do the same.  It braced and coming down in a couple weeks with professional help to the tune of $1200. Also in the middle of replacing galvinized piping in the house. House/land expenditures that put you “back to where you were” (oh good! running water) rather than improving drive me a little bonkers.  🙁  And yes.  Wine.

 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kit_Kath:  Our toilet downstairs broke and flooded our house the day after our wedding weekend.  We remodeled instead of taking a honeymoon, and I’m actually really happy about it.  We don’t plan on having kids though, so we can vacation anytime.

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