(Closed) Weddings savings = OFF LIMITS!!! (Rant)

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I totally get you! We are doing the exact same thing with me putting 3/4ths of my paychecks in to our wedding and honeymoon (and home) account. I think Fiance asking to take money out of it for gifts or trips or groceries irritates me more since I am the money contributer. He pays 100% for everything else, so I think he thinks that he deserves that money too. But I lay down that law pretty fast when I show him the catering estimate! 

Post # 4
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

MY fiance does the same exact thing with our honeymoon fund! He thinks that he can use it for something else and then put it back. It doesn’t work that way!

Post # 5
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That stinks!

Do you have a written out budget that shows where all that money is going to go? Maybe if he sees it is already spent it would help? I’m guessing not though since he has the “we’ll put it back” mentality.

Glad you have it set aside in a hard to reach spot.

Post # 6
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933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t have that problem since we don’t barely have enough money in our wedding savings account to even pay for our first few deposits. I don’t want to get flamed so I’m not going to say much more.  We’re going to mostly pay out of pocket as we go along. It’s a little stressful for me to not have a nice “pot” that we’re spending out of, but I do think it will all work out. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

@bretonvirgniia:  I hear you with putting money aside.  It sucks.  We’re using tax money. And we are also trying to spend the least amount we can.  It helps we have family doing our photos and a friend doing our video.  It saves a lot of money which would otherwise be expensive.  However, we have 300 guests because we both come from big families.  Secretly I’m hoping not everyone comes :).

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