Post # 91
Awwwww (((HUGS!!!!)))) So sorry you’ve got tooth pain and now wedding pains to deal with! I had an absessed tooth a while back and can REALLY sympathize on the pain (ended up having two pulled, too, which REALLY sucks…).
Anywhos, I KNOW you could do the wedding you want on 3-5k! It’ll just take a little ingenuity and Macguyver-ing! (I do NOT recommend the electral or duct tape, though )
I have a post somewhere on how to make your own pocket folds using a tutorial on a blog that uses 8.5×11″ paper and glue. And they turned out really good. Here’s the link to the blog: http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-wedding-challenge-pocketfold-invitation-using-8-5×11-paper There’s a tutorial on here in the DIY section on how to make the inserts and, with a little tweaking on the above tutorial (on where to fold & cut the flap) it works perfectly!
Unless of course you’re gonna just buy ’em from Michaels or Hobby Lobby or Joanne’s…. 🙂 But at least that way you can design your own, or ask one of us here (I’d happily do ’em for you free of charge) to create the templates for you.
Good luck and think positive! Snab all your crafty friends and tell them what’s going on. I know they’d be happy to help (what friend wouldn’t be???).
Take care and feel free to PM me if you want!
Post # 92
Does either of your jobs offer a FSA? Have you thought about going to Mexico for your dental work? I work in insurance and you wouldn’t believe the number of people who go to Mexico or Canada for cheaper dental work.
Post # 93
I hope you’re feeling better! It’s gotta be tough, but health comes before wedding, so you’ve definitely got your priorities straight. Keep your head up love!
Post # 94
@SoontobeMrsA: I’m sorry you are having all of these dental problems. That really sucks. I’m going through a similar thing, only we don’t have a house on top of it, but because of all my medical problems lately, it looks like my wedding is going to be posponed too. I wish you the best.
Post # 95
Oh my gosh, I check out for a weekend and miss this? Hunny, I’m so sorry to hear this. I promise you, it will all work out somehow in the end. Your ideas and excitement are too amazing for it not to! It may not be exactly the road you wanted to take to get there, but you’ll get there.
I hope you’re feeling better, and let me know if there’s any way that I can help out.
ETA: CONGRATS on the house!
Post # 96
Just wanted to wish you the best. As someone who understands where you are, I would say dont make any decisions to cancel just yet. Wait a month or two once things settle down take a hard look and then make a decision. When thing are going down it seems hopeless but you know things have a way of working out.
Post # 97
I was told a few years ago I need my wisdom teeth out and I’m sure before long I’ll be in some mouth trouble but I don’t have insurance either so I hear ya on the money issues. I’m also deathly afraid of dentists. hahaha Anyway I hope everything works out in the end and were having a super budget 100 person $5,000 wedding so I bet you guys can do it too… we’re just buying things small as we go along. Also I’m not sure if they have this everywhere but here we have an emergency care center for people without insurance… teeth are listed as emergency care and you pay 10% of the bill or can make a no down payment monthly billing plan for a discounted rate. A lot of people are living without insurance and theres definitely programs to help =)
Post # 98
Who did the extraction you had the other day, and what kind of surgery were you told you need? Who would be doing it? How is it that you’ve been in braces for years now and this is the first time surgery has been mentioned? Have you developed any new problems and no one has discussed this with you prior to the extraction? It doesn’t make much sense that a decent dentist, orthodontist or oral surgeon is springing this on you all of a sudden. Hmmmm…
Post # 99
@ItWasntMe:she had an accident as a child, so it is not a new problem.
Post # 100
I know that’s what was said, so the fact that surgery is needed should have been explained a long time ago unless the problem is a new one.
Between the cost of adult braces, periodontal surgery and crowns in the area where she lives, the cost will be well over $30,000. That’s why I’m curious about who told her what and who would be doing the work. This isn’t a simple fix or a cheap one, no matter how you look at it. I’m just surprised there wasn’t more preparation for this treatment.
Post # 101
@ItWasntMe: My ortho sucks. Let’s start there. Apparently NO ONE noticed this severe tooth decay. I have not been going super regularly but once every two-three months since at this point we were just trying to fill a gap and then the braces were coming off! I’ve had the braces since I was 23. I’m now 28. I paid for the braces in their entirety up front so I no longer pay at the ortho.
Had I not lost this tooth, we were looking at 2k to just clean up my mouth a bit once the braces came off. That we could handle because we were going to spread it out over a year or so.
But now I have this huge hole in my mouth because they had to pull the rotted canine. It was so bad that I need a gum graph (which I don’t even know what that is but it souns painful as hell!). I have a serious Amy Winehouse gap going on in my mouth. I look so bad 🙁
They said the new implant would cost appx $3200. Is that unreasonable? This is my family dentist. I made an appt to see a cosmetic dentist to see if I can’t get a better price. Both dentist at my family practice were like “wow I’ve never seen a tooth like this” They said it had no bone! How the f does that even happen??
I’d love any advice you can give me.
Post # 102
Is periodontal work the gum stuff?
Post # 103
It’s serously at the point that I made sure not to smile at anyone at my daughter’s school today for fear of embarassing her.
Post # 104
@SoontobeMrsA: I’m so sorry to hear about you having to postpone your wedding. It’s so hard when that realization comes to you.
As for your dental problems, is there any way you can see a new dentist? How did they not notice the tooth decay?!? I know it will more than likely start your bills over again, but you also want to be sure you’re getting the best care possible. Implants are ridiculously expensive. $3,200 for your area does sound about right. My dad has to get 2 implants done, and he’s paying almost $6,000 for them in PA (not close to the city).
Again, sorry to hear about your wedding :o(
Post # 105
@2PeasinaPod: A lot of it is my own fault for not going to the dentist sooner but lack of insurance made me wait til I noticed a problem. I had not seen my dentist in a year.
I’m bummed but I’ll be OK. There are a lot worse reasons to cancel a wedding.