(Closed) Vent: Why did the Canadian dollar have to take a nose dive?!?

posted 4 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

mauibride2016:  That sucks, I’m sorry it’s put you in a bad position. I don’t understand this part though: “we chose Hawaii because it was more affordable and more accomodating for guests that couldnt afford/take time off for the wedding.” Do most of your guests live in Hawaii?

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I hear you.  I felt that way about the Euro 6-7 years ago. We are contemplating doing a very small wedding in Ireland and it’s a risk. I want to just buy a bunch of euros since the US is $1 to .91 Euro. But what if the dollar becomes stronger?  What if it goes weaker?  You never know.   It’s a gamble that I honestly wouldn’t have anticipated. ((Hugs))

Post # 6
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9580 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

I’m in the exact same boat!  My money (and my parents, who are helping with most of the wedding costs) is in Canadian dollars, getting married in Seattle because FI’s parents live there and when we started planning the exchange rate was OK and it’s also the most central location for all our guests.

I was JUST looking up venues in Toronto to see if maybe it was actually cheaper to just forfeit our deposits and move the wedding… but then I gave up because the headache of planning a wedding AGAIN sounds too much to bear.

Post # 9
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Las Palmas

UGH! I hear you – everything is getting more expensive, even at home in Canada, dresses, groceries, all the things. I’m so sorry you guys are stuck with this extra 30-40% on your venues/food/travel. I really hope this turns around soon.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I’m sorry you’re dealing with this bee- as if wedding planning isn’t stressful enough. The low dollar is the worst! Groceries are becoming outrageous! I don’t know what the job market is like in the rest of Canada, but in Alberta it’s abysmal and so stressful even with a job!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our tanking dollar has led to some laughable situations though. It is really funny when standing rib roast is $7.97 per pound  and asparagus is $12.99 per pound! Instead of telling their kids to eat their vegetables, they will be telling them to eat their meat!

If we think we have it rough, there was  feature on the news showing prices in Nunavet: $10.75 for 4 litres of milk, $26 for a bottle of orange juice, $40 for a package of toilet paper. I guess most of us still have to count our blessings.

Post # 13
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551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

julies1949:  And I was upset about a $3.00 cucumber. Wow those prices are crazy in Nunavut!

Post # 14
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I hear you. I’m going grocery shopping in like an hour and I’m sad to see what the prices are. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’m in Vancouver too! And I hear you about the dollar 🙁 life is getting expensive, I’m so sorry it’s messing with your wedding plans too!

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