- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2008
We starting ‘just looking’ at townhomes in our area so we were ready after the wedding and realized our price range meant we were going to have to move half an hour away and across a bridge. Then a place in our neighborhood popped up that we could afford so we jumped on it! It’s our first place and we can’t wait to move in. The only thing is that we take possession the end of February! We’re getting married in August and paying for it ourselves so it’s thrown quite a wrench into things. We looked into cancelling the wedding and doing a small intimate one but for what we would lose in deposits, it’s not worth it. So now I have to figure out how to cut things from the budget. Already I’ve gotten our budget down from 25K to 18.5K. We’ve paid for 4.5K so that leaves us fourteen thousand dollars to come up with! In case you’re wondering why we planned a wedding beyond our means, we had 15K saved up for the wedding and those funds have now been used for the down payment on our new place. We were putting a thousand a month into the ‘wedding fund’ but our mortgage payments will be almost a thousand then our rent. So I need help! What are your best wedding-money saving tips? Or websites that are full of tips? I really don’t know where else to cut! FH is adamant on having an open bar and that’s the only ‘big ticket’ item that I can see cutting. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!