Anyone Else Feel Poor????!!!!!!!!

Thanking my lucky stars we paid majority of vendors early, but still had:


Flowers, Photog, Transportation & Balance of Venue.....


I really was caught off gaurd how early they wanted payment.


Photog I can pay that day, but flowers were due 2 weeks and Venue is due Monday.


Check your contracts ladies and make a note on when & what!


It's AMAZING how fast in 4 days how much money you are spending.


I want to throw up...a lot.

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 6:40 am
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BKavanagh
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Oh I KNOW!!!  Thank God I paid the majority of the florist a few months ago, I just need to pay delivery and taxes (which is still roughly $500 - gotta love Chicago taxes).  But we owe the balance to the venue the week of, or in 2 weeks, the DJ balance and the church.  FML.

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 7:34 am
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I hear.  I'm dirt poor again!

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 7:44 am
ChrisNScott
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FI & I didn't take into account the 8.75 sales tax on TOP of our Venue minumum PLUS 18% service charge.


FML is right! lol

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 8:07 am
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We had to pay the balance for the venue today so I feel super poor!  It seems money is going left and right.

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 8:37 am
FarmBride
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I know what you mean, this week I have paid for flowers, dress alterations, make up trial and day, hair trial, church and choir. I have also put money in envelopes for the day for entertainer, caterer, 1st drink, children supervision!!!


As I now have no job giving out all this money seems wrong, but we were committed and had saved most of the money by then.


But just think ladies what great days we will have!! H x

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 9:02 am
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Oh I hear you! I'm looking forward to the wedding for obvious reasons, but I'm looking forward to not feeling like I'm broke the moment my paycheck comes in. BTW...only one more paycheck before my wedding...YIKES!!!!

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm
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Poor?  I dont feel poor, I am poor. I been on strict food budget for months, I dont know if I can pay my next rent due to problems with my disability and the new rules   for disability pay.  I  cant pay the  100 pounds that the council wants to make this wedding legal, they just ask for more and more money all the time and it seams we cant  do what they want or give them enough to make them happy.  So far we have paid  double the amount they said it would cost on thier homepage, we cant afford flowers, hair or makeup anymore.


The last money we have was supposed to go to  the wedding cake, but that looks like it have to go too, just so we can legally marry.

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm
redwhitebride
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i got my last paycheck before the wedding today and i don't even see it LOL payment, payment, payment. 

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 1:28 am
Boricua_Bride
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Me, I can't imagine, FH is paying for the whole wedding.

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 1:41 am
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While it would be super nice to say FI is footing the wedding bill, in reality we have already combined our incomes so whats mine is his and whats his is mine. I feel the same way though the only thing we have left is the venue balance, florist balance and photographer and its really kicking our butts. Somehow some way we are going to make it work though so its cool. I will be glad when that day comes.

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 2:05 am
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Our new house is closing escrow 5 days after the wedding, so I definitely feel the pain in my bank account.  I'm sure all the credit card companies are happy thou.

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 7:15 am
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Wow!  I couldn't imagine that @bwuatl.  I know my CC companies are way excited for our nuptials. LOL

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 8:13 am
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yeah, im FLAT broke.

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm
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You ladies are so smart for paying early.  We just went over all the money we will be spending this month, and I think I might be living off of bread and water til August. ;)  LOL!

Posted on May 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm
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I'm with you! Very very poor!

Posted on May 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm
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Most of my vendors I don't have a contract with.  I can't believe I re-joined my church and they made me pay $200 for the "air conditioning".  Cheapskates!!! They never turn the air on anyways.  Heck yes, I know I'm poor.  I'm not doing flowers--I'm making my own silk flowers.  The man at church who I thought was going to do some flowers for free because he teaches floriculture-------Wrong!!  I can't believe that creativity has enabled us to make so many decorations! Mom and I made the boutineers and she thought she was Martha Stewart!  She wanted to make the cake, but that's way stressful and we found a *fabulous* guy to make the cake, even cheaper than my neighbor who said she was cutting me a "deal."  I don't want to spend money on hair and makeup.  I finally just made an appt for a makeup lesson, and I found a salon that will do it cheaper.  Man, you would think some salons should have a person to greet you.  Like do I need to walk in with $100s in my hand before  you'll pay attention to me!!?  Jeez! Do you want money or not? I'm not getting entertainment, made my bridesmaids bouquets, made all my favors, ordered some cheap chair covers (those chairs at church are UNsightly) and went to a scary neighborhood to get them, we are doing BBQ, making the cheese plates/vegetable plates/etc, we can use the church's dishes and flatware, punchbowl, etc. I'm so grateful to them!

Posted on May 6, 2010 at 10:22 am

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