- 7 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
So, I think I just need to vent, but any suggestions would be appreciated.
We are 7 months away from our “I do`s”, and money is tight for many reasons. We are trying to do our wedding for all said and done for under 12 000. My parents gave a donation, and my Mother-In-Law (FIL has passed away) agreed to help us with one of the bigger items, (photographer, flowers, etc). Which dont get me wrong is wonderful and greatly appreciated and I know that many people get married with no help! Well last night she was talking to my Fiance and she said that she has a few thousand saved up for the wedding, but that her union might be going on strike in January. So she feels horrible but will need that money to pay her bills. Both of us completly understand, and do not want her to worry about paying for part of the wedding when she has no income for an unknown period of time. She feels really bad and is very upset over this. My Fiance and I both said that she is the # one concern, and we will figure it out not to worry.
So we then were going over the budget and we can`t figure out what to do. Where do you pull an extra few thousand out at this point in the game? The photographer is already booked and deposit paid, the dress is bought, the rings are bought, the venue is booked for a plated dinner. We were going to do a cash bar, or a cash bar with tickets (not my idea!) to cut costs.
I guess I am just upset, cause my Mother-In-Law and her bills and job come first for sure, but I really dont know where I am going to find or re-align a few thousand $$$ in an already tight budget. I know that in the end it doesnt matter and that during that day it wont matter, but we are both very practical and money consious people.
Sorry, I just needed to vent, because I cant`t say all this to my Fiance cause then he will feel worse………