- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
ten years ago, a couple months before i graduated from high school (and we were in the midst of planning my graduation party), my dad was let go from his job. i don’t know how, but somehow they managed to still throw me a party.
today, 40 DAYS before my wedding, my dad was let go from his job again.
they’ve been helping us out so much with the wedding and this could not have come at a worse time. of course i don’t expect them to keep helping us out (financially) the way they have been, so my fiance and i are going to reevaluate our budget. our wedding budget is $8,000-$10,000 and we’ve been really good about sticking with it. a lot of stuff is already paid for and we’ve been really good about saving, so i’m pretty confident that we can handle the remaining costs of the wedding without anymore help. the thing that we may have to cut is our honeymoon 🙁
i’m not opposed to delaying our honeymoon. actually, that was our original plan, to go on our honeymoon in the spring. but we found out recently (due to military reasons) that we won’t be able to do that. we either had to move the honeymoon up and go by the end of the year or push it waaaay back and go in a year or 2. so we decided to do it right away and have been scrambling to shop around for a good deal on a trip to hawaii. but i don’t even know that’s going to happen now.
i might sound like a spoiled brat, but i’m not upset just because my wedding/honeymoon plans may have to change. i mean, i’m sad, but i’ll get over it and we’ll figure out what we need to do.
i feel awful for my parents having to deal with this again. it’s like a deja-vu. i’m going to spend the next 40 days consumed with guilt that they’ve helped us plan/have this beautiful wedding and now they’re going to be struggling just to pay for the normal every-day stuff. jobs are scarce as it is and at his age (he’s in his 60’s) who knows how long it will take for him to find another job? a lot of places don’t like to hire “old” people.
i need a drink 🙁